Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

-- Daniel-Olivier Pepin sent this one along: John Cena has been topped as WWE's top merchandise seller by CM Punk. For the first time in five years, a regular wrestler has topped John Cena. The Rock had previously accomplished this during his short return, but in addition to topping Cena, Punk has also topped the single day sales record of the Rock. This is the first time in 5-years anyone has topped Cena from within the company and not only has Punk done so at WWE Shopzone, but also at live events Punk is the merchandise king.

-- As we noted last week here on the website, WWE has plans to run another live episode of WWE SmackDown!. The show will air live from Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, November 29th. Just like last time they did a live episode, they'll be airing the replay several days later at the normal timeslot on Friday night. This is basically another ratings test to see if a permanent move to Tuesday nights will take place.

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