Thursday, April 28, 2011

Update On Jon Moxley /WWE

According to PWInsider.com, Jon Moxley signed his WWE deal this week and will officially start in Florida Championship Wrestling next week.
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WWE Heading To Mexico Without Rey Mysterio

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Sin Cara is currently being advertised for the upcoming RAW brand tour of Mexico, despite post-Draft changes. However, Rey Mysterio is not being advertised and will be on the SmackDown shows that weekend. Usually WWE sends Mysterio to Mexico with whichever brand is there, regardless if it's his brand or not.
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Article On WWE's Kevin Dunn's Salary

Deadline.com has a story that looks at executives in media companies and how they are paid in comparison to others in the company. Here is what the Article had to say about WWE's Kevin Dunn

3. World Wrestling Entertainment: Kevin Dunn. Talk about a smackdown. The company still doesn’t appear to have a distributor for the WWE Network cable channel it’s been talking about launching for more than a year. The company’s stock price declined 7.5%. And Connecticut’s Attorney General, Democrat Richard Blumenthal, defeated former WWE CEO Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate, in their contest to replace Chris Dodd in the U.S. Senate. Dunn, the EVP for Television Production, saw his salary decline 9.8% to $1.8 million ($746,154 salary, $680,400 stock awards, $351,000 cash equity, and $8,000 in other compensation). That's just 1.5 times higher than the average for WWE’s 4 other top executives.
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Attendance For Recent WWE European Tour

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The following is the attendances for events during the recent WWE European tour

* April 14th in Munich, Germany drew 4,000 fans.
* April 15th in Dortmund, Germany drew 5,000 fans.
* April 16th in Kiel, Germany drew 4,500 fans.
* April 17th in Newcastle, England drew 4,700 fans.
* April 18th in Liverpool, England drew 7,000 fans.
* April 19th in London, England drew 7,000 fans.
* April 20th in Brussels, Belgium drew 7,500 for $525,000.
* April 21st in Strasbourg, France drew 7,000 for $500,000.
* April 22nd in Lieven, France drew 6,400 for $450,000.
* April 23rd in Lyon, France drew 5,700 fans for $400,000.
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Vladimir Kozlov Joins Twitter

WWE Superstar Vladimir Kozlov is now on Twitter and can be followed at http://twitter.com/WWEKozlov
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News On TNA Going To Canada

Devin sent the following in:

London, ON will host a TNA Live! event on Thursday, June 16 at the John Labatt Centre at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at http://www.johnlabattcentre.com and charge by phone at 866-455-2849. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the John Labatt Centre box office. Fans that purchase a ticket priced at $51.75 will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars at 5:30pm (Redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Appearing live and in person will be Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, "King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, Mr. Anderson, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, Beer Money, Mickie James, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero, "The Monster" Abyss and more!

Toronto, ON will host a TNA Live! event on Friday, June 17 at the Ricoh Coliseum at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at http://www.ticketmaster.ca and charge by phone at 416-870-8000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Air Canada Centre and the Ricoh Coliseum box office. Fans that purchase a ticket priced at $56.50 will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars at 5:30pm (Redeemable with ticket the day of the show). Appearing live and in person will be Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, "King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, Mr. Anderson, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, Beer Money, Mickie James, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero, "The Monster" Abyss and more!
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TV Rating Break Down For WWE Raw 4/18/11

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The R-Truth vs. John Morrison opener and Truth's heel turn gained 203,000 viewers. Dolph Ziggler vs. Evan Bourne and the Edge farewell video gained 183,000 more viewers and brought the quarter-hour rating to a 3.30, which was the high point of the show.

The segment and beginning of John Cena & Sin Cara vs. Alex Riley & The Miz lost 67,000 viewers while the ending of the match and Eve Torres vs. Nikki Bella gained 11,000 viewers back. Michael Cole being knighted and the segment with Jim Ross kissing his foot lost 214,000 viewers.

Sheamus vs. Santino Marella lost 381,000 more viewers while the main event of CM Punk vs. Randy Orton and the post-match angle gained 608,000 viewers back, bringing the overrun rating to a 3.28.
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Interesting Jeff Hardy Promo Airs On TNA Impact

During the TNA Impact broadcast here in the UK, A video package on Jeff Hardy aired featuring footage of the multi-time champion berating fans after he turned heel last year as well as his response to losing the TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Sting.
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Update On TNA Airing In Australia

TNA Wrestling announced the following on there website:

"TNA Wrestling Fans in Australia: We will make an announcement very soon regarding TNA iMPACT! returning to television in Australia. Thank you for your passion, patience and continued support of TNA Wrestling. Check back to TNAwrestling.com for updates."
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Chris Jericho Teases WWE Return At Extreme Rules

On Twitter, Chris Jericho tweeted the following:

"For the first time in 8 weeks I dont have dance rehearsals. What am I going to do with myself now? Anythin goin on in Tampa this weekend...?

Jim Ross responded:Ever been in a Country Whippin Match? I need a coach or a stunt double. Interested?"

Jericho replied; "No but I have been in a barb wire match, a penalty box match and everything in between. I'll do it! Plus I even have my own Stetson."
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