Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Thursday

Billboard's Top Ten Selling Recreational Sports DVD's:

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

ROH announces its PPV debut! Ring of Honor and G-Funk Sports and Entertainment have signed a deal with iN Demand, TVN and Echostar to broadcast bi-monthly ppv's, beginning July 1 with their debut ppv entitled "Respect is Earned". The event will be taped May 12 in New York City from the Grand Ballroom of the Manhattan Center.

"Coincidentally" with the announcement of ROH going to ppv, TNA has informed ROH that no TNA talent can work any ROH bookings from now on. Like they need to rely on
TNA talent to sell ppv's. Oh, TNA has also ended its working relationship with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla out of California.

WWE announced today during it's first quarter earnings conference that it would be dropping the planned ECW ppv "December to Dismember".

It was announced today during the First Quarter Earnings Release conference call that the first projection on PPV buys for Wrestlemania 23 is 1.2 million, making it the largest pro wrestling PPV event in history.

Konnan is working through Jimmy Hart in the hopes of AAA booking Hulk Hogan and/or Paul Wight for this summer's TripleMania extravaganza. Besides managing in TNA, Konnan helps to book for AAA.

RAW on Monday got a 3.6 cable rating, down from last week's 3.7.

WWE was listed as #2 on the Yahoo Buzz index recently

As of 4/30, "The Marine" has pulled in $30.53 million in gross DVD rentals.

"The Condemned" starring Steve Austin pulled in $309,755 on Tuesday, bringing its total up to $4,423,246 in five days on the silver screen. The movie remains in 8th place on Box Office Mojo's list.

WWE will be allowing students of Virginia Tech free admission to their Roanoke, VA. show this coming Sunday whenever they present their VT student ID. Very cool move on WWE's part.

Jacqueline aka Miss Jackie had her two front teeth knocked out in a brawl during Monday's TNA Impact tapings.

TNA Impact Taping Results:

Promo involving Sting, Kurt Angle and Christian Cage opens the show

Team 3D v. Samoa Joe & Rhino ended in a no contest

Robert Roode promo

Gail Kim d. Jackie Moore

In a no-dq match, Sting & Kurt Angle d. Christian Cage & AJ Styles