Big WWE Management Shakeup, 2 New No Mercy Matches

Ryan Clark

The following press release was issued by WWE today: STAMFORD, Conn., October 4, 2007 â<80>” World Wrestling Entertainment® has hired Michael Lake as President of its WWE Films division. A 36-year veteran of the movie and television industries, Lake recently served as Executive Producer for WWE Filmâ<80><99>s The Condemned, starring Stone Cold Steve Austin┢. As President of WWE Films replacing Joel Simon, Lake will report directly to WWE® Chairman, Vince McMahon. He will be tasked with developing theatrical and direct-to-video opportunities for WWE Films that provide unmatched on-screen action as vehicles for WWE Superstars. In addition to feature films, Lake will also work to develop new television projects that will benefit from an affiliation with WWE or its Superstars. Michael Lake has been producing films and television shows for 20 years. Throughout his career, Lake has overseen production for such hits as The Matrix Trilogy, Miss Congeniality, Oceanâ<80><99>s Eleven and Oceanâ<80><99>s Twelve. Lake currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Association of Film Commissioners International. WWE established its WWE Films division to explore options in filmed entertainment in order to promote its Superstars and capitalize on its intellectual property and worldwide fan base. WWE Filmsâ<80><99> third release, The Condemned, starring Stone Cold Steve Austin, was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray and was the No. 2 DVD rental in the U.S. in its first week of release. Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) can be found at and For information on our global activities, go to

CM Punk defending the ECW Title against Big Daddy V and MVP & Matt Hardy defending the WWE Tag Team Titles against The Undertaker & Kane have been added to the No Mercy card.

Here is the updated and scheduled card for WWE No Mercy this Sunday, October 7, live and only on Pay Per View from Chicago, Illinois:

WWE Championship – Last Man Standing Match

– Randy Orton vs. ?.

World Heavyweight Championship – Punjabi Prison Match

– Batista (c) vs. The Great Khali.

ECW Championship Match

– CM Punk (c) vs. Big Daddy V.

– Triple H vs. Umaga.

– Rey Mysterio vs. Finlay.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match

– MVP & Matt Hardy (c’s) vs. The Undertaker & Kane.

WWE Women’s Championship Match

– Candice Michelle (c) vs. Beth Phoenix.

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