Steve Austin #1 At Box Office, Big Show, Y2J, Miz, Rock
-- The Expendables, which has an all star cast including former WWE Champion Steve Austin, The Wrestler star Mickey Rourke and former UFC Champion Randy Couture, opened in the #1 spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in $35 million. That ranks as the 25th largest R-rated opening of all-time.
-- The Blu-Ray edition of The Stranger, starring Steve Austin, is on sale at Target this week for $9.99.
-- Cardboard displays of Dwayne Johnson, promoting his next film Faster, started appearing is theaters this past week.
-- Here is the listing of upcoming wrestling books…
- September 16th: Mickey Rourke - Wrestling With Demons by Sandro Monetti
- October 1st: Countdown to Lockdown by Mick Foley
- October 5th: WWE Heroes: Rise of the Firstborn
- October 26th: Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask paperback release
- November 30th: WWE Championships by Kevin Sullivan
- December 1st: WWE Confidential by Aaron Feigenbaum
- December 7th: WWE Cross Rhodes by Dustin Rhodes and Mark Vancil
- February 1st – Bruce Hart: Straight From The Hart
- February 16th - Chris Jericho: Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps
- March 11th – Road Warrior Animal: Danger, Death and the Rush of Wrestling
Release Date To Be Determined/Other Book Notes
- The Brock Lesnar autobiography that Lesnar is writing along with Paul Heyman is titled Brock Lesnar – Undisputed. No release date yet.
- There is an unauthorized Brock Lesnar bio being released on October 11th, titled "The Making of a Hardcore Legend .
- Tully Blanchard is currently working on his autobiography
- Tammy Sytch is writing a book about her career.
- Crowbar press plans to release books written by Stan Hansen, Bill Demott and Tony Atlas.
- Jazz and Rodney Mack are working on a book together, written from a wrestling couple's point of view.
- Bob Backlund has started working on a book.
- Dutch Mantell is working on a follow up to his first book.
- The Assassin Jody Hamilton is working on a second book about his career.
- Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake is working on a series of books about his career.
- Booker T is working on a book about his career, likely for a 2010 release date.