WWE issued the following press release earlier today: WWE® Monday Night RAW® Live on TVC Deportes in Mexico MEXICO CITY, Mexico, September 24, 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE) and TVC Deportes announced today a new agreement which will see WWE Monday Night RAW available live for the first time on TVC Deportes. This contract with Mexico's leading cable sports channel follows the announcements of WWE programming being launched on broadcast TV in Mexico on Televisa's Galavision Canal 9 and TV Azteca's Azteca 7. Beginning Monday, October 6, Monday Night RAW will be broadcast LIVE to more than 4.5 million TV households on TVC Deportes on Mondays from 8 p.m. CT. With the addition of TVC Deportes in Mexico, Monday Night RAW is now available LIVE throughout North America. Millions tune-in every week to view a star-studded roster of WWE's globally renowned Superstars, including John Cena®, Shawn Michaels®, Batista®, CM Punk™, Randy Orton®, Chris Jericho® and Mexico's own Rey Mysterio®. RAW is consistently one of the highest rated shows on cable in the United States showcasing all of the action, excitement, drama and great athleticism that have made WWE the most popular sports entertainment property in the world with its programming broadcast in more than 130 countries in 23 languages. "WWE is very excited to announce that for the first time ever, our fans in Mexico will be able to watch RAW live every Monday night in its entirety on TVC Deportes," says Shane McMahon, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Media. "Adding WWE RAW Live [to its regular programming] is part of the excellent service we provide to our subscribers, by bringing them the world's prime sporting events completely live as they happen," stated Gerardo Velázquez de León, Director of TVC Deportes. "Raw is a magnificent event that the Mexican TV audience will enjoy and become quickly devoted to week after week". Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.
WWE and Ohio Valley Wrestling put out a press release today saying WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis went to OVW in Louisville, Kentucky this week to scout potential new wrestlers. The OVW wrestlers had a tryout session and Laurinaitis talked with them afterwards. The press release notes that two companies still have a healthy relationship and that WWE hasn't forgotten about them (despite their split earlier in the year). WWE plans on recruiting developed wrestlers from OVW as they plan on visiting Louisville on a much more regular basis. OVW has a wrestling school in which people looking to enter the wrestling business can work their way up from Beginner classes, to Advanced classes, to appearing on their television show, and now possibly landing a developmental contract with WWE if one were to really stand out.
Now that Evan Bourne is a big star in WWE, Big Vision Entertainment has plans to release a "Before They Were Stars - Matt Sydal" DVD this January. They've released similar DVDs on CM Punk and Samoa Joe in the past.