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Rumor Roundup (Dec. 28, 2018): WWE’s poor house show numbers, John Cena is the greatest ever, Kenny Omega’s future plans, 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 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:

  • WWE’s post-Christmas house show at Madison Square Garden drew 11,900 fans, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. That’s the smallest audience in quite some time for this event, which is one of the most important live events of the year.
  • The live event at Allstate Arena, just outside Chicago, only drew an audience of 6,000. These attendance woes really stand out considering the Chicago event would typically draw 10,000 fans during down times.
  • Per the Observer, Vince McMahon plans to promote John Cena as “the greatest of all-time” going forward.
  • The site also says the fact that Impact Wrestling landed on the Pursuit Channel, despite talks with other major networks, is not a good sign for the state of pro wrestling in the USA.
  • Kenny Omega has drastically cut down on media appearances prior to Wrestle Kingdom 13 because he anticipates most of the questions will focus on his future wrestling plans in 2019, and his answers would be distorted by social media.

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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