Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Wednesday

WWE has released ECW Originals Vito & Sabu. Well let's see...RVD will be leaving soon, no doubt Tommy Dreamer will most likely go back to an office job, and I don't see Vince keeping Sandman around, as he's not liked too well by Vince, Undertaker,'s pretty much a bunch of people that never had anything to do with the original ECW whatsoever.

Sabu was scheduled to do the job for Kevin Thorn last night on ECW. The show had to be rewritten, and Nunzio ended up putting Thorn over instead.

In 18 days, Steve Austin's "The Condemned" has taken in $7,103,581.

There are rumors of Melina v. Candice Michelle at Judgement day, but nothing's official as of yet.

In what sounds like some pretty big news, the NWA has signed an exclusive 5 year deal with Big Vision Entertainment to produce and distribute NWA branded events, including pay per views, video on demand, as well as DVD's. The first project between the two will be the upcoming tournament to crown a new NWA World Heavyweight Champion. This will be released as a special edition 2 disc set entitled "Reclaiming The Glory: NWA World Title Tournament". For those who don't know, Big Vision Entertainment is the parent company of Wrestling Society X.

Smackdown last week got a 2.6 broadcast rating.

Raw scored hours of 3.5 and 3.7, for a 3.6 cable rating composite this week. The show did a 5.6 share.

The 5/12 episode of AM Raw scored a 0.9 cable rating, with a 3.9 share.

There are rumors of Chris Jericho returning to WWE in the fall-just in time for Summerslam and RAW's 3 hour "season premiere" on USA.

Triple H is slated to return to in-ring action at the end of July from his quadriceps tear - if this is the case, the Game is likely to play a big part in WWE's Summerslam PPV.

On the subject of injury returns, ECW's Bobby Holly is expected to make his comeback in late August after undergoing elbow surgery to repair consistant nerve problems.

Colt Cabana signed in at Ohio Valley Wrestling this week.

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