ECW Rating Is In, Austin/MMA Story Update, Rhodes/FCW, & More
By Ryan Clark | November 05, 2008
» We reported here earlier this week that Stone Cold Steve Austin accidentally broke the nose of Paul Lazenby, the MMA fighter co-starring in Austin's new movie, "Damage." Lazenby tells TMZ.com: "I want to stress that this was NOT a case of negligence or incompetence, just one of those things that can happen even between skilled performers when they're swinging their fists at one another. I don't blame Steve at all." He added: "He just made a mistake that even the best stunt performers can make (and one of which I'm certainly not innocent). As a guy who's been a stuntman for eight years and a pro wrestler/fighter for 17, I think that I'm a fair judge of ability in those areas and I still rate Steve extremely highly as a film fighter and overall performer. I'd work with him again anytime."
» The November 4th edition of ECW on Sci Fi drew a 1.0 cable rating, rounded up from a 0.95. This is lower than the show's typical number, but it went up against the United States Presidential election coverage, so the show had stiff competition. (Source: Neilson Media Research)
» This weekend's episode of Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling will focus on the participants cutting promos.
» Jim Ross has a new blog entry up with RAW and Smackdown thoughts and more.