WWE Stock Rises, Mark Henry Pulled From Events, SmackDown
– WWE’s stock price increased by over 13% on Thursday, a sign that Wall Street was very satisfied by the company’s first quarter earnings report released earlier in the day. The stock closed at $8.90 per share after it had bottomed out around $7.75 three times in the past two weeks.
– Mark Henry has been pulled from advertising for this week’s RAW brand live events. He had been scheduled to wrestle John Cena and WWE Champion CM Punk this weekend.
– Matches for tonight’s WWE SmackDown include Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Hunico & Comacho, Brodus Clay vs. Jack Swagger, Derrick Bateman vs. Damien Sandow, Randy Orton & Big Show vs. Kane & Cody Rhodes, Layla vs. Natalya plus more.