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Rumor Roundup (September 17, 2022): Punk vs. The Elite, AEW Study, McMahon HOF, more!


Speculation about the rumors of pro wrestling is a favorite pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors spreading around the pro wrestling rumor mill.

Important reminder: Rumors are just that – rumours. None of this has been confirmed as fact, it’s just circulating around the pro wrestler rumor mill. We track the accuracy of rumors in a weekly feature called Rumor Look Back which you can find here. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.

Rumors for the day:

  • Any version of the postEverything out The fight story goes that CM Punk dealt the first blow. However, Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that “the punk side” claims he only did this to “beat” [The Elite] to the inevitable punch that… Matt Jackson was about to throw.” Those on The Elite’s side “labeled it as a sucker punch.”

  • The WON also clarified that Chief Legal Officer Megha Parekh not only witnessed the fight, she also came to Punk’s locker room with the Young Bucks. It is believed she was there to “keep things professional,” which clearly didn’t happen.
  • Wrestling Observer Lives Bryan Alvarez said there was “an internal investigation within AEW sometime in the past year” that “lasted months”.
  • However, Alvarez has received indications that current research into the Everything out brawl is “almost the end.” More specifically, Alvarez was told he would expect news soon about “what’s going on” with the suspended AEW talent (Punk, Kenny Omega, Young Bucks, Ace Steel).
  • Finally, Alvarez clarified that Omega’s controversial line at last month’s AEW backstage meeting was said in jest and not seriously.
  • According to the American sun, there are discussions in WWE about including Vince McMahon in their Hall of Fame next year during WrestleMania weekend. It’s uncertain whether it’s too early for that to happen, given the shameful circumstances that led to his resignation from the company.
  • Based on a report by pugnaciousit sounds like Shotzi will be able to turn her tank back on soon SmackDown.
  • WWE creative currently has nothing for Veer Mahaan, per pugnacious selection.

If you’ve heard any interesting rumors that you’d like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Remember they are rumors and not confirmed as fact, so please take them as such. And check out our weekly Rumor Look Back here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be true.

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