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Rumor Roundup: Becky Lynch contract, MJF AEW deal, Adam Copeland injury, 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 here. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.

Rumors for the Day:

  • Becky Lynch still has not signed a new deal with WWE, says Fightful Select, and her contract expires this coming weekend.
  • MJF’s deal with AEW is “long term” and a “multi-million dollar per year” contract, per Fightful Select.
  • That site says there are significant creative plans in place for MJF to have a high-profile feud now that he’s back. A big feud had been planned last year between MJF and Adam Cole , but “as of this spring” that’s not imminent due to Cole’s injury.
  • Those Fightful spoke to weren’t sure about MJF’s own injury status during his time away from AEW. He apparently told some people that he didn’t get shoulder surgery and only wore a brace to make people think his return was farther off.
  • At the Double or Nothing media scrum, Tony Khan said that Adam Copeland was being “checked out” for injuries after Gangrel had to help a limping Copeland to the back following the Barbed Wire Steel Cage match on Sunday’s PPV.
  • Following up on that, Bryan Alvarez says Copeland was “hurt on the cage dive but I don’t know the severity yet.”
  • Khan also confirmed that Ring of Honor Women’s champion Athena is “banged up”, but that he expects her back by the time AEW & ROH set up shop this July in her home state of Texas.
  • Tay Melo said on X that she will be cleared in “a couple more months.”

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 Back here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be correct.

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