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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 25, 2018): Zayn & Owens, Botchamania, Impact’s future, Santa Claus, 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 legitimate news or 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:

  • Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are expected to be involved in a WrestleMania program, says Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  • With WWE Network launching a similar show in Botch Club and the latest episode blocked on Vimeo for a copyright complaint, there’s a lot of talk Maffew’s popular Botchamania series may be in trouble.
  • WWE filed trademarks on the names of two of their other new Network shows, “Fashion Files: Cold Case Unit” and “WWE Kitchen SmackDown”. PW Insider says WWE is also opposing an attempt by another company to trademark “Sister Abigail” and “Halloween Havoc”.
  • On Wrestling Observer Radio it was said that Impact’s move to Fridays is part of a long-term plan and they hope wrestling fans will switch to Pursuit Channel after watching SmackDown when it moves to Fox next fall.
  • Talk behind the scenes at the North Pole is that both WWE and wrestling fans made Santa’s naughty list this year.

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. Have fun with it. And check our weekly Rumor Look Back here to keep track of how often rumors turn out to be correct!

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