Early SD! Rating, Bret Hart, 'Mania Marking Attack, ROH Notes, More

  • Last night's edition of Smackdown scored a 2.8 fast national rating. The final rating will be out early next week.
  • Bret Hart will have an autograph session at the McIntyre Arena in Timmons, Ontario, Canada on April 27th.
  • WWE is at it again with the WrestleMania marketing attack. WWE has hired promotional and marketing firms to approach businesses in major markets. The goal is to purchase the rights to paint the steel shutters with a WrestleMania 24 advertisement for one month. When the stores are closed they would be a street level billboard for the show.
  • Ring Of Honor will have a special fanfest as part of Orlando Jai-Alai on Saturday, March 29th from noon to 3pm. Admission is FREE!!! There will also be free prizes. You can meet ROH stars and get their autographs (there is a fee for autographs). You also get free Jai-Alai Jerseys (while supplies last) with the purchase of any autographed photo. There will be two autograph sessions (12pm-1pm and 1pm-2pm) and then there will be a special "Hit The Wall" contest with the ROH stars. See ROH's best try their hand at the Jai-Alai sport. We already know that they are the best in the squared circle, but how will they do at Jai-Alai? The "Hit The Wall" contest will take place between the games from 2pm-3pm. The location of this ROH fanfest is: Orlando Jai-Alai, 6405 S US Highway 17/92, Fern Park FL. 32730
  • It is planned for Kim Kardashian's role at WrestleMania will be "guest hostess."
  • David Sammartino, son of the legendary Bruno Sammartino is looking to get back into wrestling, starting this summer. Sammartino says he has stayed in shape and will be available for wrestling, autograph shows or anything else. He can be contacted at phsam@comcast.net.
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