-- WWE Studios has plans to release a film entitled Big Red. No word yet on who will be starring in the movie. The synopsis reads as follows: "In 1965, as the world changes all around him, 12-year-old Andy Nichol comes of age when he's asked by his favorite teacher, Mr. Simon, to partner with school outcast Big Red for an English assignment."
-- The WWE website has posted new photos of backstage announcer Savannah.
-- Jim Ross has a new blog entry up; here are the highlights…
On The Lost Art Of Managing On WWE 24/7: We're still getting lots of positive feedback on the WWE 24/7 On Demand presentation of the "Lost Art of Managing" which will essentially manifest itself on "The Ultimate Fighter" next season when rivals Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will coach their respective teams. This is roughly the equivalent of "managing" and one will be able to see how much a talented mouthpiece who means something can contribute to the development of an athlete's persona. Got a feeling that there will be a record number of bleeps on the new season's show. Nonethless a smart, strategic move by UFC.
On Sheamus: Apparently, the #1 contender for the WWE Title Sheamus is getting a strong reaction on the road while the days are being counted down until the TLC PPV where the young Irish lad challenges John Cena for the WWE Title in a Tables Match. Getting to and staying put at the next level is not an overnight process and takes time. How much time? Good question. It depends on the talent and said talent's presentation and tools with which to work.
On Building Wrestling Companies: Wrestling organizations are not unlike any successful sports franchise or even a movie studio inasmuch as building their companies with talented youth along with the proper positioning of veteran star power around aforementioned youth will always be the best route to take.
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