Thanks to Andrew Stadelberger for sending this in:
Bryan Danielson's WWE release, as well as subsequent comments made by John Cena concerning the release, was a featured story on AOL's main page today. Below is a screen shot of the story, and as of this writing it is still being featured on AOL.com.
The following press release was issued today:
Top TNA Wrestling Superstars Sting, Kurt Angle and More Unveil Their JAKKS Action Figures at Exclusive Fan Event
MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling Superstars "The Icon" Sting, "The King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and Suicide, along with TNA President Dixie Carter, debuted their TNA action figures from leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc (Nasdaq: JAKK) at the "Slammiversary Celebration" fan event in Orlando, FL, this past weekend.
JAKKS debuted Wave 1 of its TNA action figures to fans who had a chance to meet, greet and get autographs from each of the wrestlers. TNA Wrestling's Jeremy Borash, Don West and SoCal Val hosted the event.
JAKKS' TNA action figures, play sets and accessories are expected to be available at retailers nationwide this summer.
TNA fans can now keep up with information and news on JAKKS' TNA action figure line on the JAKKS' TNA Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TNAtoys.
About TNA Wrestling
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling is the world's most innovative experience in professional wrestling. Join Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Sting, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division for "TNA iMPACT!" every Thursday night at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Spike TV. TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit www.tnawrestling.com.
About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is a leading designer and marketer of toys and consumer products, with a wide range of products that feature some of the most popular brands and children's toy licenses in the world. JAKKS' diverse portfolio includes Action Figures, Electronics, Dolls, Dress-Up, Role Play, Halloween Costumes, Kids Furniture, Vehicles, Plush, Art Activity Kits, Seasonal Products, Infant/Pre-School, Construction Toys and Pet Toys sold under various proprietary brands including JAKKS Pacific, Creative Designs International, Road Champs, Funnoodle, JAKKS Pets, Plug It In & Play TV Games, Girl Gourmet, Kids Only!, Tollytots and Disguise. JAKKS is an award-winning licensee of several hundred nationally and internationally known trademarks including Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hello Kitty, Graco and Cabbage Patch Kids. www.jakks.com
This press release may contain forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about JAKKS Pacific's business based partly on assumptions made by its management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such statements due to numerous factors, including, but not limited to, those described above, changes in demand for JAKKS' products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and difficulties with integrating acquired businesses. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date on which they are made, and JAKKS undertakes no obligation to update any of them to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
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