Updated PPV Buyrates, Trump/WWE Update, Lots More

Ryan Clark

The Great American Bash PPV in San Jose on 7/22 finished up with 13,034 in attendance, with 11,398 paid and a $761,410 live gate. The next night in Sacramento, Raw drew 8,317 paid for a $332,000 gate.

Updated PPV buy numbers: Judgment Day did 242,000 buys, One Night Stand did 186,000 buys, Vengeance did 243,000 buys, and the early projects have the Great American Bash, featuring Bobby Lashley vs. John Cena, doing 230,000 PPV buys.

Donald Trump’s deal with WWE ended the day of Wrestlemania 23. He didn’t want to do anything with the promotion after the event.

ECW Press will be releasing “Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport.” The book will be a collection of four essays written by Steven Johnson, Greg Oliver, Irv Muchnick and Heath McCoy.

Rooftop Publishing has announced the future release of “Chris Benoit: The Definitive Story of Murder, Drugs and Wrestling’s Darkest Hour” by Scott Williams. The book is slated for a January 2008 release.

Bret Hart’s autobiography will be released in Canada on 10/16. Hart is negotiating with Simon and Schuster for a U.S. release. The autobiography will contain 533 pages.

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