SD! Back On In Italy, WWE Awarded Gold Medal, More

Ryan Gray

Source – Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— WWE was awarded a gold medal for Mobil Marketing in Corporate Event magazine for the 2006 Fan Axxess tour. They were honored for their excellence in live event marketing strategy.

— WWE SmackDown is now back on the air in Italy. Television network Italia 1 canceled the show after the Benoit story broke saying they felt wrestling was bad for kids. SmackDown has become very popular among the kids in Italy, stemming the Italian wrestling boom of two years. WWE has worked out a deal to get the show on Sky Pay TV. The Sky service in Italy broadcasts pay-per-views live and airs all the major WWE television shows.

— Lilian Garcia’s CD is said to be doing very poorly. In its first week, the album didn’t show up anywhere, except for being number 38 in Latin Pop on the Latin charts. We are told that this rating is basically meaningless. Most stores in the United States such as FYE and Best Buy aren’t even carrying the album.

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