Rumor Roundup: John Cena plans, Steve Austin, Randy Orton return, more!


Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam 2021
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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:

  • WrestleVotes told GiveMeSport that John Cena vs. Logan Paul is currently on the table for SummerSlam this year, with the two of them wanting to work with each other.
  • For what it’s worth, Stone Cold Steve Austin told The Wrestling Classic he “hasn’t heard anything” about doing something at WrestleMania 39, and whether or not he appears on the show is “to be determined.”
  • PW Insider notes “there’s been some rumblings about Randy Orton internally” at WWE recently, which is noteworthy if only because this is the first discussion of him internally “in some time.”
  • Fightful Select says there wasn’t really any talk of recent WWE budget cuts at SmackDown this past week.
  • “At one point” AEW and New Japan hoped to book a Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay rematch for Forbidden Door 2, per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  • Jay White has been talking to WWE and AEW, but hasn’t signed, according to the Observer. He’s apparently 50/50 on which promotion he’ll sign with as of now.

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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