The Rock More Willing For WrestleMania, WWE Releases, More

– The actual numbers for WWE’s show at Madison Square Garden last weekend was 18,500 fans for a gate of $795,000. This is 700 fans short of a sell-out and possibly WWE’s largest non-PPV gate ever in the United States.

– While several WWE talents are expected to be released after WrestleMania, most of those will likely not come as a result of WWE Superstars on WGN America being canceled, as some are speculating. WWE is planning to still tape Superstars for their website and international TV markets. Still, several midcard talents will be released to make way for new stars from FCW.

– Regarding The Rock’s participation at WrestleMania 27 besides being guest host, it’s said that he is now willing to do more than he was when he originally made the deal to come back. There’s no word yet on what WWE has planned for The Rock, John Cena and The Miz at WrestleMania.