Big Afternoon Update: SmackDown!, Madden, WMania23, Backstage News

Partial Source: Wrestling Observer

The 1.27.06 edition of Smackdown scored a 2.9 Rating.

Wal-Mart as a special on the 2005 WWE Armageddon PPV. When you buy the PPV at Wal-Mart, it comes with a bonus disc, which is Armageddon 2003. has released their "Top 99 Women of 2006." They have Trish Stratus ranked #30 and Torrie Wilson ranked #22. Stacy Keibler does not appear on the list.

Mark Madden had heart surgery yesterday and is doing well. Madden hopes to be back to his radio duties in a few days.

WWE is doing another supershow (Raw and Smackdown taping) on 3/20 in Memphis, TN. Tickets go on sale 2/18.

The leading candidate to host next year's Wrestlemania is Ford Field in Detroit (site of Sunday's Super Bowl game).

WWE has budgeted and predicted one million PPV buys for this year's Wrestlemania.