WrestleMania 32 emanated from Dallas, TX this past Sunday at AT&T Stadium. The show was fantastic, featuring many top WWE Superstars past and present. Towards the latter part of the show, mega-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson came out with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, a flamethrower, and all the electricity he normally is accompanied with, to let the crowd know that they shatter the attendance record for WrestleMania.

The Rock made the announcement that there were 101,763 people in attendance that night. As soon as this announcement was made, several wrestling “news sources” called that number’s validity into question. The longstanding Wrestling Observer Newsletter led the charge by first stating there were actually 85,000 people in the building. They went on to amend that number to 93,000, then again to 97,000.

Just to be clear, Wrestling Observer’s original reports said there were actually 85,000 people in the building (16,000 different from the announced number), then they say it’s more like 93,000 (8,000 difference from the announced number), now they are saying online that the REAL number is 97,769 (just 4,000 different from the announced number). So let’s say that is in fact the true number, WWE then was more accurate in their 101,763 number than the “wrestling journalists” were with each of their reports.

These are websites that either claim information WWE gives the fans is false or inaccurate. They like to claim they are the end all be all, they are the all knowing, but in truth they report the information that is false, inaccurate or so completely obvious that everyone could see it coming from a mile a way. Anything they do get right, WWE leaks either directly or indirectly to them, only to get online buzz going, and generate interest in an upcoming event, storyline or angle.

The point being made here might be unpopular to the “smart fans” who pay subscriptions to several of these sites for this information, but just remember, these sites are the People Magazine of Pro-Wrestling and they should be treated as such.

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