Partial Source: PWInsider.com
ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness was injured at last night’s Elizabeth, PA show. The injury was to his arm, and was severe enough that ROH called a doctor to examine him at the event. There is a possibility that he will need surgery, but that is not confirmed.
In a move that has caused a lot of talk, the company pulled Larry Sweeney from the weekend events. There are rumors that the company has suspended him, but ROH has refused to comment at this time.
Despite the difficult economic environment, a WWE executive expects WrestleMania XXV to generate around 1.0 million pay-per-view buys. Peter Clifford, WWE’s senior vice president of distribution and affiliate marketing, made the bold prediction to Multichannel News and says WWE will be mailing out over a million pieces of direct mail to previous PPV buyers to encourage them to buy the annual pay-per-view spectacular. The company has also expanded its marketing effort to achieve the lofty goal, most notably by spending $10 million in advertising spots on ESPN, MTV, and USA Network. Last year’s event drew 1,058,000 buys for $23.8 million, which is less than the 1.2 million buys and $24.6 million the company earned for WrestleMania 23. If WrestleMania XXV experiences the same percentage drop as the 2009 Royal Rumble did (23 percent), the number would be around 800,000 buys.
‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage was seen at a 7-11 store this past week and to say he looks old and out of shape is an understatement.