Rumor Roundup: Sting AEW Debut, Reaction To Liv Doc, NXT COVID, More! (www.cagesideseats.com)

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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:

  • Nobody backstage that Fightful Select spoke to knew Sting was even in the building before his AEW debut last night.
  • Liv Morgan’s recent WWE Network documentary surprised some backstage, according to Fightful Select, because it depicted the company in a somewhat negative light by showing the stop/start booking Liv received over the past couple years.
  • A “top NXT Superstar” recently tested positive for COVID-19, per another Fightful Select report. They say the wrestler was not booked for WarGames this Sunday, however.
  • Braun Strowman did not get surgery on his injured knee, says Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Live. It’s speculated he won’t miss much time since he’s just rehabbing the injury.
  • One last Fightful Select scoop: WWE almost re-did the Mickie James/Trish Stratus obsessed fan storyline with Chelsea Green as the fan and James in the role Stratus played the first time around in 2005 – 2006.

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.