Steve Austin’s Show Premiere, WrestleMania 28 Draw Big Numbers, Bobby Eaton Update



steve-austin

- The second season of Steve Austin’s Redneck Island will premiere on CMT on Saturday, November 10th at 9pm ET.

- As PWMania.com previously reported, WWE announced in a press release that WrestleMania 28 generated a record-breaking $102.7 million in economic impact for the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. This new record for WrestleMania’s economic impact represents a $40 million increase over WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta. WrestleMania 28 also generated approximately $15.3 million in local, state and county taxes.

“We are thrilled that Miami and the state of Florida were the recipients of WrestleMania’s largest economic impact ever. This result is a testament to that community’s hard work and extensive planning,” said John P. Saboor, Senior Vice President of Special Events for WWE. “We now turn our focus to the New York/New Jersey region for what will assuredly be a historic WrestleMania 29.”

A capacity crowd of 78,363 fans from all 50 states and 36 countries attended WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza this past April. Key highlights from the study include:

* $102.7 million of direct, indirect and induced impact derived from spending by non-locals visiting specifically for WrestleMania XXVIII.

* 71% of fans that attended WrestleMania were from outside the Miami area and stayed an average of four nights.

* The economic impact derived from WrestleMania Week was equal to the creation of 1,020 full-time jobs for the area.

* $6.9 million was spent by non-locals at Miami and Miami-Dade County restaurants.

- Arda Ocal providing an update on the health condition of Bobby Eaton via Twitter:

Bobby Eaton is recovering at hospital in Arkansas from Pneumonia and heart failure, expected to be released in a few days. #GetWellBobby



Recent Posts

Researcher Predicts Low WWE Network Subscriber Count, What Number Is Positive?

Researcher Predicts Low WWE Network Subscriber Count, What Number Is Positive?

As PWMania.com reported, WWE will hold an earnings call and announce the latest WWE Network subscrib...

Dolph Ziggler Performing At Live Podcast Taping, Paul Heyman Doing Media, Yoshi Tatsu Update

Dolph Ziggler Performing At Live Podcast Taping, Paul Heyman Doing Media, Yoshi Tatsu Update

- The We Watch Wrestling podcast will be doing a live show with Dolph Ziggler, featuring his stand-u...

TNA Signs Former Army Sergeant To Multi-Year Deal, News On When He Will Make His Debut

TNA Signs Former Army Sergeant To Multi-Year Deal, News On When He Will Make His Debut

- TNA announced the following: TNA Wrestling Signs American War Hero Chris Melendez to Multi-Year...

Update On Chris Hero/ROH & Why He Hasn’t Been Booked Recently, Tommaso Ciampa

Update On Chris Hero/ROH & Why He Hasn't Been Booked Recently, Tommaso Ciampa

- Last December, Chris Hero made his Ring of Honor return at Final Battle, coming through the crowd ...

Backstage News On Sting’s WWE Status, When He Will Finally Meet Vince McMahon, More

Backstage News On Sting's WWE Status, When He Will Finally Meet Vince McMahon, More

The latest word on Sting and WWE is that they are hopeful to get a talent contract signed before Sum...