Sports Illustrator’s official website has picked up an AP story about UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) becoming a strong contender on the Pay Per View scene, generating $200 million after 10 PPV events while WWE generated the same amount with 16 PPV events. The article continues to look at the PPV business as it relates to UFC, WWE and boxing. (Thanks to DSMStyle for sending word)
John Woodworth sent this in: Yet another story about Travis Hafner of the Cleveland Indians and the WWE. During a promotion during an Indians game on September 15, all fans will get a Travis Hafner Bobblehead hoisting a WWE championship belt.
Daniel Stephenson sent this in: I was at the World of Wheels in Calgary (on Sunday). Rey Mysterio was there signing autographs (as advertised), and the line was huge. I didn’t wait, but someone I was there with did and said it was over 2 and a half hours, but that Rey was a very good sport, shook hands, took pictures, etc. I was also surprised to find Virgil there. He ran his own little booth, and charged $20 for a laminated photo that he would sign. He wasn’t hired by the show to attract visitors, but he was running his own independent both, like any other exhibitor.
WWE issued the following press release: WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Fox Theatre. Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 PM Join WWE Superstars as we honor many of the legends of the past. So far, this yearâ<80><99>s WWE Hall of Fame â<80><9c>Class of 2007â<80> inductees include: â<80><9c>The American Dreamâ<80> Dusty Rhodes, â<80><9c>Mr. Perfectâ<80> Curt Hennig, Jerry â<80><9c>The Kingâ<80> Lawler, & More inductees will be announced in the coming weeks. Ticket availability will be limited. Hereâ<80><99>s how to get yours: Starting this Saturday at 10:00 AM (Eastern), reserved seat tickets for the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available at Detroitâ<80><99>s Fox Theatre Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Charge-by-phone (248-645-6666) (248-433-1515) or Detroit-area Ticketmaster Ticket Centers.
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