The Iron Sheik Undergoes Surgery, Austin News & Notes

– The Iron Sheik is undergoing "major" knee surgery today. Think he'll drink beer (among other things) after the surgery?

– USA scored the #1 spot in the prime time cable ratings last week with a 2.4 average rating. Disney was #2 with a 1.8. Of the other wrestling-related channels, Syfy was #28 with 0.8 and SpikeTV didn't break the top 25. RAW ranked #5 and #6 for the week in individual hours.


– Steve Austin next movie will be released to video on April 26th. It's called Knockout and has Austin playing a retired boxer training a newcomer to the sport. Ironically, the tagline for film is "Are You Tough Enough."

– Austin's film after Knockout, titled Hangar 14, has MMA fighter Keith Jardine in a supporting role.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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