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– The June 3 episode of WWE SmackDown featuring a World Heavyweight Championship Match scored a 1.77 cable rating, down from 1.83 on May 27 and 1.89 on May 20. SmackDown averaged 2.7 million viewers, extending the program’s streak of less than 3.0 million viewers to five consecutive weeks. Prior to the program’s ratings downturn, the show was averaging 3.06 million viewers per episode in 2011. — WWE will highlight “High Flyers” during July on WWE Classics On Demand. The synopsis reads: “All July on WWE Classics On Demand, weRead More

Posted On April 21, 2011By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: You Sent’em, I Responded

This week I thought I’d turn the column over to you guys in the form of answering your emails. Now some of these I’ve already responded to directly but they raised a good enough point, question, or concern that I thought I’d share them with the class. “You are right, people do tend to trash new guys and the new era, but they don’t see that it’s the creative part of WWE that they need to be trashing. The Miz, Morrison, Shameus, and Barrett are all very talented. There’s nothingRead More
– Jim Ross denied online rumors that Brock Lesnar is returning to World Wrestling Entertainment. “Lesnar to WWE rumor unfounded,” he wrote on Twitter. “However if it happens for WM27 it would be huge 4 WWE.” — A WWE spokesman confirmed to NewsDay.com that Sunday’s Raw live event at Madison Square Garden drew 13,600 fans. Jim Ross previously reported that the event drew 15,000 fans. — SRG Films has signed an agreement with Richard O’Sullivan to do create a movie on the life and death of Chris Benoit. Half ofRead More

Posted On October 25, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Linda McMahon Calls Michael Benoit’s Feelings “Sad & Bitter”

StarTribune.com is reporting that Linda McMahon’s Senate adversary, Richard Blumenthal, recently brought Michel Benoit, the father of Chris Benoit, to Hartford to speak out against Linda McMahon. McMahon responded to Benoit’s comments by saying, “Michael Benoit’s “feelings are bitter, sad … (he) wants to find an answer and also someone to blame,” Linda McMahon told reporters. She said Chris Benoit “was one of the favorites” and added, “there was never any kind of hint that Benoit had a problem.”Read More