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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
Kerry vs Bush, it's finally here. Who will win? If I was able to vote
(non-US here!), I'd go for Kerry. Put as a spectator, I have a feeling
Bush will win this one again. Let's hope there will be no freakin
recounts this time around.
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>> WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/news
> GUNN, A-TRAIN, TEST OUT- WWE has released three of its Superstars yesterday from the roster.
WWE.COM made a short announcement that Billy Gunn, A-Train and Test were
given their pink slips and are no longer with the company anymore. Gunn,
along with the Undertaker was one of the longest WWE Superstars on the
roster, his career with WWE starting in the mid 90's.
> WWE STARTS NEW 'GAME' ON RAW- Yesterday during RAW the company launched a new interactive game
called 'WWE RAW Interactive', which will keep on going until January
17th. Fans are polled on their opinions about the on-screen action, get
to predict the winners of individual matches, have access to exclusive
behind-the-scenes information, and test their RAW knowledge with live
trivia and information about what they have just seen on air. Viewers
will compete against each other in real time to win weekly prizes and
the chance to win a grand prize trip for two to WrestleMania 21 at the
Staples Center in Los Angeles. For more information go to WWE.COM.
> NEW EXECUTIVE JOINS WWE- A new executive has joined World Wrestling Entertainment as of today.
Ken Gelman has been hired as a Director of Affiliate Marketing, with
responsibilities including managing relationships with broadcast, cable,
satellite and PPV affiliates. Gelman joins WWE after seven years in
affiliate sales and marketing with the National Hockey League. Gelman's
most recent position was Director of the NHL Center Ice Program, which
is responsible for distribution and marketing of the premium programming
package through cable operators and satellite providers.
> FORMER IC CHAMP TALKS ABOUT SURVIVOR SERIES- The Honky Tonk Man took some time off to talk with WWE.COM regarding
the Survivor Series, an event in which he participated a lot of times in
the past including the inaugural one in 1987. It's a pretty interesting
read to say the least. Check it out at
> STOCKS- Stocks closed the day at 12.50, a 0.95% decrease over the previous
closing. The day's range was 12.43 - 12.86.
> 'WALKING TALL' DOING GOOD IN DVD SALES- 'Walking Tall' - featuring The Rock in the leading role - is doing
good business on DVD according the top charts on Billboard and
Videoscan. Released three weeks ago, the movie kicked off the much
anticipated 'Star Wars Trilogy' DVD off its first place after just one
week on the chart on the Nielsen Videoscan chart. Currently, it sits in
the eight place on the Billboard Top 10 DVD sales chart, edging out
'Star Wars' and 'Man On Fire'. The movie bombed when it had a theatrical
release getting in just over $50 million dollars in box office money.
The movie cost around $75 million to produce plus around another $10
million went into marketing.
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