By Ryan Clark | June 04, 2009
» More cable systems in Mexico will be adding WWE PPV events following how well WrestleMania 25 did recently. Many WWE PPV events have been airing for years on regular television in Mexico and when a move was made in some markets to make the shows pay only it didn't work as well since people weren't culturally used to purchasing wrestling events with most big cards airing for free on TV. The WWE product is said to be very popular in Mexico right now, with further evidence being that all four WWE events in Mexico this week were sold out. This was considered to be very good news as Mexico has been considered to largely be a walk-up business.
» WWE's tour of Mexico last week was a huge success as all four shows were sold out. 5/27 at Arena Monterrey drew 14,000 paying $500,000, 5/28 at Arena Monterrey drew a sellout 14,000 paying $500,000, 5/29 in Querétaro drew 13,000 with more than 1,000 fans turned away, and 5/30 in Mexico City drew 20,000 fans paying $650,000. In a separate note, Saturday night's SmackDown/ECW house show in Chattanooga, Tennessee drew 5,000 paying $130,000.
» WWE is scheduled to hold a tryout camp looking for Japanese talent. The tryout is scheduled for this July and has been coordinated by WWE's John Laurinaitis, although Laurinaitis will not be attending as he is running the project by phone through WWE Japan staff members. The company does have at least one Japanese talent in the Florida Championship Wrestling developmental territory, Naofumi Yamamoto (being billed as Yos--tatsu), who signed in February 2008 after leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling.
What Happened After Last Night's WWE RAW
Magnus On His TNA Departure, James Storm On Their Slammiversary Match, Eric Young Suffers Cut
Does Mick Foley Fear Kevin Owens?, The Miz Talks Ryback And Big Show, The Prime Time Players
Jose Aldo Vs. Conor McGregor Update, UFC Fight Night 70 Payroll, UFC Rankings Movement
Graphic Photo Of Tyson Kidd's Neck After Surgery
Bo Dallas Reacts To Segment With The Rock (Video), The Ascension On WWE Superstars, Tyson Kidd
** SPOILERS ** WWE Superstars Results For This Week
Dolph Ziggler On Why He Re-Signed With WWE
WWE Monday Night RAW Results: John Cena Open Challenge, No DQ Main Event, Kevin Owens, More
TNA Slammiversary Results: King Of The Mountain, Unsanctioned Match, Knockouts, More
Two More Big TNA Departures
Shawn Michaels On Turning Down Major Role At WM 32, Eddie Rumors, Flair, Savage; JR On Dusty & Owen