The current FCW school features five rings set up with plenty of room to train. Four of the rings are in a different room as one room is being kept separate that will be used for FCW TV when it launches shortly after WrestleMania. That show is expected to launch on Tampa-based CW 44 (formerly WTOG).
ESPN personality Stuart Scott recently commented on Floyd Mayweather working with WWE for his match at WrestleMania XXIV against Big Show. Scott’s comments are from a chat that he does on the ESPN website where there are a few questions and answers selected and included in his â<80><9c>Two Wayâ<80> column in ESPN: The Magazine. The below question and answer is featured in the Stuart Scott â<80><9c>Two Wayâ<80> column in the latest 10th Anniversary Special issue of ESPN: The Magazine. Dylan from San Francisco asks: Stu, what do you think about Floyd Mayweather’s plan to wrestle in the WWE? If Vince McMahon called, would you join the smackdown? Stuart Scott: I see why older athletes who still crave competition and want to keep their names in the headlines doe something like this. But I admit I was surprised to hear the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer had signed up. As for Vince calling me, I’d have to decline. I’m old-school. If I can’t get in the ring against Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, or the Road Warriors, then forget it. In fact, I’ll go even older-school here: Thunderbolt Patterson, Big Cat Ernie Ladd, the Mighty Igor – if I can’t wrestle the guys I watched as a kid, I won’t wrestle anybody.
Adweek has an article online talking about WWE teaming with Habbo, a social networking site aimed at teenagers, to create a “Road to WrestleMania” virtual reality game to help promote the event amongst the demographic. According to the article, the game will allow teens to compete as one of their favorite WWE superstars in five matches scheduled for the pay-per-view. The promotion will launch on March 24th and will run for 11 days. This is not the first time WWE has partnered with Habbo as they did a similar promotion back in January for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Utah CBS news station affiliate KUTV has as article on their website that says that Brooke Hogan forgives her father for cheating on her mother. The piece features a recent blog entry posted by Brooke on her MySpace page.
Tickets go on sale for the 4/21 edition of WWE Raw (which is scheduled to be three hours long) from the BI LO Center in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday. There will be an Internet pre-sale to obtain tickets beginning on Friday at 10 AM Eastern on the Ticketmaster website.