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- WWE has announced quarterly earnings for the period April through June, 2007: Due to a record-setting Wrestlemania, the company took in $137.5 million for the quarter ..... profits were $9.7 million..... profits would have been $25.4 million if losses from the movie The Condemned were not factored in .... buys for the previous five ppvs were listed as : Wrestlemania with 1,118,000; Backlash with 194,000 ; Judgment Day with 242,000 ; One Night Stand with 186,000 and Vengeance with 243,000..... not including Wrestlemania, digital media purchases were down 20% in buys over the same period last year.
- Konnan has been hospitalized in Tijuana with complications from his recent kidney surgery. He will be kept for observation, and is being given medication to combat his body's rejection of the new kidney.
- The House Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection subcommittee has sent a letter to WWE asking for all information regarding its steroid testing. There is talk of a possibilitiy of hearings later this year on the subject of pro wrestling and performance enhancing drugs.
- An example of how far WWE Raw television has fallen out of favor : the two hours last week finished @ #'s 11 and 18 in the cable ratings. Next week's show is not expected to break into the Top 40. Vince Mc Mahon is said to be having meetings with the writing staff, and plans to pull out all the stops to turn things around. Mc Mahon may appear on the opening segment of WWE Raw this coming Mon night.
- Tix for WWE Wrestlemania 24 will go on sale on Nov 3 @ the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
- Scott Steiner will Main Event for PWX on Aug 18 in Tillonsburg, ONT for a free show @ the fairgrounds. His opponent will be Tyson Dux.
- Georgiann Makropolus is spearheading a fundraiser @ the Mc Donald's in Canton, Conn, with the money being raised going to Ovarian Cancer research. Makropolus is an Ovarian Cancer survivor. The date is Aug 18, and will include an autograph signing with Chris Jericho from 3-5 pm.
- Carolina Independent Wrestling will soon travel north to Merrill, Mich to appear @ the Fire Department. The exact date is unknown.
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