Sport Rumor Roundup: AEW vs. WWE tix, Lynch/Belair, Nick Khan, Breakker not Steiner, more!
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Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill.
Important reminder: Rumors are just that — rumors. None of this has been confirmed as fact, it’s just circulating around the pro wrestling rumor mill. We track rumor accuracy in a weekly feature called Rumor Look Back you can find. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.
Rumors for the Day:
- AEW and WWE are running Long Island’s new UBS Arena within 10 days of each other in late November/early December. As of last Thursday, reported 2,721 tickets have been distributed for the Nov. 29 Raw. For the Dec. 8 Dynamite & Rampage show, 6,629 tickets have been distributed.
- Officials backstage have been happy with the Becky Lynch/Bianca Belair program, per .
- According to a source, Nick Khan was backstage at SmackDown last Friday in Philadelphia, and “Khan being at TV isn’t an everyday thing.” however says the WWE President “is becoming a fixture backstage and seeing him is nothing out of the ordinary at this juncture.”
- Regarding speculation about why Rex Steiner is now Bron Breakker, a WWE source told that Vince McMahon has no issue with Breakker’s uncle Scott Steiner, and the reason Big Poppa Pump isn’t in the Hall of Fame is because Steiner’s often said . says the name change was just so WWE could control the trademark.
- Despite the , Insider says there is talk of AEW returning to Arthur Ashe Stadium next year. The site mentions the venue would like to have them back even earlier.
If you have heard of any interesting rumors that you’d like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Just remember they are rumors and not confirmed as fact, so please take them as such. And check our weekly Rumor Look Backto keep track of how often rumors turn out to be correct.
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