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Madusa-WWE Update, List of WWE Names Missing the Hall of Fame, Ryder News, Kelly Kelly Grants First Wish, Mark Henry Injury Update, Rock Concert, More

March 16, 2012   ·   0 Comments

- WWE has added The Rock’s concert from Monday’s RAW Supershow for download on iTunes. The song was set to the tune of Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock.”

– This past weekend was the first in a while where Mark Henry was over his injuries enough that WWE didn’t book him in situations to protect him.

– WWE Diva Kelly Kelly was filming an interview with Maria Menounos for Extra TV today. WWE’s website has an interview up with Eve Torres and Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, expressing frustration that Menounos didn’t choose them as guests.

– Speaking of Kelly, she granted her first wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the recent RAW Supershow in Boston, Massachusetts. Kelly met WWE Circle of Champions honoree Jerry. Kelly also granted another second wish that night – meeting a kid named Jordan who was there to meet John Cena.

Every year there is a group of WWE talents who must miss the Hall of Fame ceremony due to Axxess autograph sessions. This year it will be Mick Foley, Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre, Ted DiBiase, Brodus Clay with his dancers, Hornswoggle, Kane, Paul Bearer, R-Truth, Kaitlyn, AJ Lee, Teddy Long, Mason Ryan, Jinder Mahal and Layla who have to do Saturday night autograph sessions from 6-10pm.

– Zack Ryder and his fans managed to get “#GetRyderOnTeamTeddy” trending worldwide on Twitter today.

– As noted before, WWE is bringing Madusa into WrestleMania weekend, likely to do interviews for the WWE Network. WWE is looking to have one woman inducted into the Hall of Fame each year so it’s possible they could choose her for a future induction. Madusa had a ton of heat on her after trashing the Women’s Title on WCW Nitro years ago and back in 2001, she was considered off-limits to be signed by the company.

Here are some recent WWE attendance figures:

* RAW on March 9th in Toronto drew 7,600 fans for $340,000
* RAW on March 10th in London, Ontario drew 4,600 fans for $180,000
* SmackDown on March 10th in East Lansing, MI drew 4,200 fans for $135,000
* RAW on March 11th in Buffalo, NY drew 10,000 fans for $280,000
* SmackDown on March 11th in Kalamazoo, MI drew 4,000 fans for $120,000

– Three different MMA shows aired this past Friday night against WWE’s SmackDown show and none of them had an effect on the rating. SmackDown on Friday did a 2.15 rating with 3.103 million viewers and placed #2 on cable for the night. UFC’s Ultimate Fighter drew a 0.94 rating with 1.284 million viewers and placed #63 for the night. UFC’s Best of TUF on Spike drew a 0.50 rating with 653,000 viewers and didn’t place in the top 100 for the night. Bellator drew a 0.20 rating with 169,000 viewers and also didn’t place in the top 100 for the night.

– “Ryback” Skip Sheffield has done good at WWE live events in the sense that nobody has known who he is coming out but they end up getting into his match. Ryback has picked up recent live event wins over JTG.

 

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