Various News: Benoit, Hardy Update, WWE-UK Numbers, Job Opening
-- Hiroyoshi Tenzan returned to the ring early today after 15 months off due to shoulder and neck issues.
-- Shortlist, a free UK publication available at major rail stations in London and other major cities, has a story on Chris Benoit and the deaths of professional wrestlers. You can check it out at http://magazine.shortlist.com/
-- Attendance figures for initial shows of WWE's European tour were: Nov. 5 in Cardiff, Wales, was 4,900 (sold out) for $311,003; Nov. 6 in Birmingham, was 10,533 paying $578,608; Nov. 7 in Nottingham was 6,885 paying $331,744; Nov. 7 in Glasgow was 5,050 (sold out) paying $361,344.
-- WWE is looking for a new Vice President of Digital Sales. The duties of the job entail enhancing and refining digital sales strategy to promote cross-platform WWE, managing sales to promote cross-platform selling and identifying and implementing modern content and advertising products to increase revenue. Candidates should have senior level contacts with extensive experience in selling digital inventory.
-- As noted earlier, former WWE star Matt Hardy has been announced for K & S Wrestlefest presents Season's Greetings on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Ramada Hotel 76 Industrial Hwy Rte 291 Essington, PA. Other talent scheduled to appear include Horace Hogan, Kimona, Lodi, Tomko, Big Bully Busick, Reis, Scott "Sick Boy" Vick, and Perry Saturn, among others.
-- Reckless Youth will make his return to the ring on December 4th in Pemberton, NJ against Twiggy Ramirez and Biggie Biggs. It will be his first match in several years.