Derek J. Hernandez

Rasslin’ Rumor Roundup (6/16-6/22): Brad Maddox’s CM Punk Gimmick, Chyna Sneaks Inside WWE Headquarters

Outside of fantasy booking and complaining about WWE creative there’s nothing the internet wrestling community (IWC) loves to do more than speculate on rumors. This weekly feature recaps the latest gossip surrounding pro wrestling over the previous week.

Let’s take a look at the most prominent rumors from 6/16 through 6/22:

  • Brad Maddox is currently running with a CM Punk imitation gimmick according to those that have seen him at house shows recently. has an excellent recap of how this rumor developed.
  • The Kevin Owens/John Cena program has been phenomenal thus far and the WWE may stretch this feud out through SummerSlam.
  • A past rumor that is now more than confirmed is that of Chyna requesting she be inserted into the WWE Hall of Fame. She’s even gone out of her way to create a video requesting as much.
  • The Observer is reporting that the WWE is pushing hard for Jessamyn Duke, a member of Ronda Rousey’s “Four Horsewomen” crew, to try out for a Diva’s roster spot if she were to lose her next MMA fight.
  • Dolph Ziggler could be looking to leave the WWE once his current contract expires in a few months. New member of the Bullet Club?
  • Hideo Itami is set to make his return to NXT around October.
  • Per, Ring of Honor’s Jay Lethal, Adam Cole, and Moose are top targets for the WWE. How Lethal hasn’t been signed to the biggest promotion by now is baffling. The guy can do it all.

Heard of any other speculation worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget that these are all rumors that originated from a ton of different sources and these notes are not to be treated as fact.

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