News From WWE, TNA, ROH, & More - Taker, SD!, More
By Ryan Clark | June 17, 2007
The 6/15 edition of WWE Friday Night Smackdown drew a 2.6 fast national rating. This is the same fast national rating the show drew last week. It should be noted that WWE expected the number to be much higher than that following the big McMahon angle this week and if the number for Raw doesn't stay high, there will reportedly be some refiguring going on.
The Coloradoan has an article up about Mark "The Undertaker" Calaway and a partner starting to buy $2.7 million dollars in real estate with plans to build an upscale office building. "(Real estate) is a new adventure for me. I've done wrestling for 20 years; I know most of the answers," said Calaway. It is also noted in the article that Undertaker isn't expected to return to the ring for WWE for another five months after having surgery to repair his bicep muscle that was torn completely off the bone.
Mike sent this note in: I read on the ROH boards that they lost their Long Island venue because Sports Plus, the place they run out of in Long Island (Lake Grove to be exact) is closing. ROH themselves posted a piece on the board confirming this. I emailed Sports Plus through the website and have not received a confirmation. They said (ROH) that there should be some word of a new venue for the July 27th ROH show by the end of next week.
CMLL has fired prelim wrestler called Danger. Danger is blamed for a video that ended up on You Tube that shows Mistico unmasked. The footage is of the CMLL locker room, and also shows Mephisto and Averno without their masks, although the camera remains on Mistico. Danger's father, Salsero (El Hijo de Pierroth) is also in danger of being fired, no pun intended.
Last night in Danvers, MA, Ring of Honor star Claudio Castagnoli defeated Pepper Parks with the Ricola Bomb to advance in the NWA Title Tournament. The match took place on a New England Championship Wrestling show.