Tons Of McMahon News, USA Ratings, Cornette, WWE Stock, More
By Ryan Clark | March 10, 2010
-- The Greenwich Times has an article up about steroids in wrestling, and Linda McMahon ducking questions.
-- The Washington Times talks about Linda's campaign ads being produced by WWE, for which she paid $162,000. That would be considered fair market value for the work. She is also leasing office space from the company for $23,000.
-- Her opponent Rob Simmons sent out another mailer today linking to several articles painting Linda in a less-than-favorable light.
-- USA once again won the prime time cable ratings race with a 2.2 prime time average. Fox News came in second with a 1.7 average rating. Syfy was 16th at 0.8 and Spike was 22nd at 0.7 average. Raw's two hours came in second and third for the week, behind Pawn Stars. The second hour was sixth in the 18-34 demographic. The first hour did not make the top 10.
-- Jim Cornette announced the NWS Future Legends Cup, a four month tournament with the winner getting a title shot against NWA champion Blue Demon Jr. The tournament starts on Sunday at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC.
-- WWE stock closed today at $18.04, which is the highest close for the stock in years.