— WWE shipped 199,000 DVDs in April, down 11.6% from April 2011. The company’s top 5 selling DVDs, in order, are DVD sets from Steve Austin, The Rock and Randy Orton, Top 50 Oh My God Moments and the Bret Hart-Shawn Michaels Greatest Rivalries sit-down interview.
— The WWE website had 16.5 million unique viewers in April, up significantly from most months (due to WrestleMania 28), but down 1.2% from April 2011. WWE shop averaged 800 orders/day, up 9.1% from April 201.
— We recently put a bunch of rare WWE merchandise items up on eBay for auction, starting at extremely low prices. Merchandise includes WWE T-Shirts, WWF Title Belts, WWE Baseball Caps, WWE Bags, WWF & WWE Action Figures and WWE Comics, featuring John Cena, Steve Austin, WWE Legends and more. You can check out the auction by clicking here.
— With The Rock’s movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation now being released in March 2013 just 9 days before WrestleMania 29, it’s going to be extremely difficult for him to appear episodes of RAW leading up to the big show. The Rock is known for going all out promoting his movies, something that means a lot to Hollywood executives and the success of a movie’s opening box office numbers. Especially if the movie opens internationally around the same time, he’s going to be flying all over the world doing premiere events and media appearances.
(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)