Rumor Roundup: Savage Biography, MLW/WWE talks, Tessa to AEW, more!


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:

  • That A&E’s Biography on Randy Savage delved into his addiction and relationship issues while the Steve Austin & Roddy Piper episodes were largely puff pieces drew criticism from Conrad ThompsonDavid Bixenspan and others.
  • Post Wrestling’s John Pollock agreed the Savage episode “had a distinctly different feel and tone,” but he pointed out “each documentary has its own outside producers with cooperation from the WWE throughout all the features.”
  • Fightful Select confirmed the MLW/WWE talks that were reported on last week, and added that many in NXT were “in the dark” about the situation. Discussions are happening at a high level within WWE.
  • Tessa Blanchard and Daga have been negotiating with AEW for a month now, according to SEScoops. A source told the site their signing is “all but a formality”.
  • Per that report, AEW officials have discussed acknowledging Blanchard’s prior “issues” as part of a redemption storyline.


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