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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
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>> WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/news
> RATINGS- It was quite a memorable day for ratings on Monday (get it?) as RAW
received one of their lowest numbers in the past months. The show did
just a 3.2 with a 5.0 share, even more down from last week's 3.5. It had
hours of 3.0 and 3.4 with the overrun doing a 3.6. In weekend numbers
Velocity did a 0.5 with a 1.0 share, Experience a 0.5 with a 1.0 share
and Heat a 0.7 with a 1.0 share. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media
Research and put online by PWInsider.com)
> TICKET NEWS FOR SUMMERSLAM- For those interested in getting tickets to SummerSlam during the
pre-sale tomorrow, the password for the event will be 'toronto'.
Pre-sale starts at 10AM on Friday and ends at Midnight. Tickets can be
purchased at Ticketmaster.ca.
> MCMAHON TALKS ABOUT BRET, HOGAN, AUSTIN ON OFF THE RECORD- WWE Chairman Vince McMahon appeared on TSN's 'Off The Record' over the
past two days with host Michael Landsberg. On the two shows, Landsberg -
a big wrestling fan - asked McMahon all the 'hard' questions he could
think of. In regards to Bret Hart, McMahon said that he recently met
with Bret and said discussions were mainly regarding a Hart DVD. McMahon
said he would like for Bret to appear one last time on WWE TV. Regarding
Steve Austin, he said that the door is always opened for him to return
and doesn't exclude the fact that one day he'll be back on TV. He said
that Austin won't get the right to use 'Stone Cold' outside WWE as he's
there to protect his company's property. When Landsberg asked why The
Rock is using that name in Hollywood, McMahon said that Rock has the
license to do it, but doesn't own the name. On Hulk Hogan, McMahon said
that he might bring Hogan back for a pop but the investment isn't worth
it anymore. He said that he's on good terms with Hogan and that he's a
candidate for next year's Hall Of Fame ceremony.
> THE ROCK TAKES ON A NEW ROLE- Today it was revealed that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
announced that he chose The Rock as his choice to serve as National
Spokesperson for After-School All-Stars, a national provider of
after-school programs for children. The announcement was made at the
organization's annual board meeting on Monday, May 24th. "Everyone
admires him. All the kids admire him. It really works when the children
look up and say, 'I want to be like him,'" said Governor Schwarzenegger.
As National Spokesperson, The Rock will replace Schwarzenegger as the
face of the After-School All-Stars. His role will include acting as the
organization's ambassador and visiting After-School All-Stars programs
across the nation to encourage and inspire children to strive for the
> STOCKS- Stocks closed the day at 12.50, a 1.03% decrease over yesterday's
closing. The day's range was 12.30 - 12.85.
> WALKING TALL VIDEO RELEASE- The DVD/VHS version of The Rock's 'Walking Tall' movie will be
released on Tuesday August 3rd. The movie grossed just under $50 million
nationwide, short of the $56 million it had as a budget. No information
has been released yet regarding extras for the DVD.
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