Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Thursday

Video Sales - Recreational Sports DVD
Billboard - Issue Date: 2007-05-05

1. WWE: Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen (DEBUT)
2. UFC: Ultimate Iceman - Chuck Liddell (#1 Last Week)
3. WWE: The New And Improved! DX
4. WWE: Royal Rumble 2007
5. WWE: No Way Out 2007
6. 2001 FedEx Orange Bowl National Championship
7. 2007 Tostitos BCS National Championship
8. UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
9. PRIDE Fighting Championships: Hardcore Knockouts Volume 1
10. WWE: Mick Foley: Greatest Hits & Misses

Ole Anderson claims that WWE approached him about being interviewed for the Four Horsemen DVD. Ole also claims he turned them down since they offered to pay him to do the interview.

Even though the average SmackDown! rating is only 2.82 so far this year, WWE receives $300,000 per week from the CW Network.

WWE currently has around 35 thousand subscribers to its 24/4 video on demand service.

This Friday, Chris Jericho will co-host Eddie Trunk’s “Friday Night Rocks” radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM 27 beginning at 11:00 p.m. EST.

This year’s Hall of Fame Ceremony scored a low 0.9 cable rating compared to last year’s 1.8 rating. The reason WWE did good last year was mostly on the part of Bret Hart’s induction.

On June 16th there will be a Raw live from Knoxville, TN. They are currently advertising a triple threat for the WWE Title between Edge, Orton, and John Cena.

This past Monday WWE Champion John Cena celebrated his 30th birthday.

SmackDown diva Ashley Massaro will be undergoing surgery on her ankle to tighten a screw that came loose this coming week. No word yet on how long she will be out, but we are being told no one is making any immediate plans for her return.

Vince and Linda McMahon will be taking a salary this year for the first time in two years. The two have been collecting dividends up to $44 million per year for the last two years. This year Vince will be paid $850,000 while Linda will earn $500,000.

Lillian Garcia is still currently out of action recovering from her surgery that repaired her torn ACL. Just Roberts will continue to take her place until she returns.

According to, TNA will be holding a live event in Hyannis, MA on 6/21 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent.

TNA Impact Spoilers:

Kurt Angle vs. Sting went to a no contest. It was a short match that was mainly stalling. Christian and his buddies ran down to beat up on them, but Sting helped Angle clear house. For something that is supposed to be a dream match, giving it literally under four minutes in the middle of a TV show isn't exactly ideal.

Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt defeated Senshi & Shark Boy, Shelley & Kazarian, and Petey Williams & Jerry Lynn. This match was a four-way, and the winners compete in a triple threat match with Chris Sabin at Sacrifice for the x division title.

Team 3D defeated Scott Steiner & Tomko to retain the tag team titles. LAX helped 3D win and 3D pinned Tomko. LAX brawls with Steiner & Tomko after the match.

Christian Cage defeated Sting by DQ to retain the NWA title. Angle ran down and attacked Cage to cause the DQ. Sting hits Angle with the bat, and then leaves with a disappointed look on his face.

Interesting to note that Samoa Joe did nothing at these tapings besides the short four-way match in the first hour. I'm thinking that the segment involving Jarrett being revealed as Young's friend will be saved for hour two.

Matches Confirmed for Sacrifice:

X Division Title: Chris Sabin (champ) vs. Jay Lethal vs. Sonjay Dutt

Potential Matches For Sacrifice:

NWA Title: Christian Cage (champ) vs. Kurt Angle vs. Sting

Tag Team Titles: Team 3D (champs) vs. LAX vs. Tomko & Steiner

Abyss vs. Someone from Team Cage

Jeff Jarrett vs. Robert Roode

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