Tons Of News: New CFO, Hogan In Movie, Rumble Buys, Nick

Ryan Clark


Ring of Honor has announced a show in Manassas, Virginia on May 9th at 7PM at Sports Network and Fitness, Inc. Tickets go on sale on March 21st at 10AM ET on rohwrestling.com.

Jesse Ventura will be doing a book signing next month to promote his new book, “Don’t Start The Revolution Without Me.”

TNA kicks off another three-day House Show tour this week starting on Wednesday. The full schedule is as follows: March 19 in Springfield, MO, March 20 in Evansville, IN and March 21 in St. Louis, MO. The company will then return to Orlando for a three-day series of tapings for iMPACT! starting on March 27, which will be a special “live” broadcast of iMPACT! on Spike TV.

Bobby Strouss sent this in: The CBS Sitcom How I Met Your Mother returns Monday night, and during their promotional commercial, since it airs on St. Patrick’s Day, the theme you could hear in the background was none other than Hornswoggle’s.

Regarding Royal Rumble ’08 PPV buys, the show did 336,000 domestic buys. This is slightly down from last year’s 347,000 figure. However, they often figure in late buys, so it could end up beating last year’s number. Also if you include worldwide buys, this year’s show is already ahead of last year’s 525,000 figure. This year’s show is estimated at doing 534,000 buys overall.

Former Spirit Squad member Nicky, who is going under the name Nic Nemeth in Florida Championship Wrestling, is described as being a cross between Billy Gunn and Hardcore Holly. He’s been in developmental for close to a year and a half.

Hulk Hogan has landed a role in a new 3D movie called “Kung Fu U 3D.” The press release is below. Hulk Hogan Brings Hulkamania to Stereo Vision’s Martial Arts Comedy Kung Fu U 3D – LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stereo Vision Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: SVSN), a film production company focused exclusively on developing high quality, low cost, polarized 3D feature films, announced today that Hulk Hogan has been signed to star in its independent production of Kung Fu U 3D. Stereo Vision’s Chief Executive Officer, Jack Honour, stated, “I’m very happy to report that Hulk Hogan has agreed to star in our martial arts comedy, Kung Fu U 3D. Along with his enormous worldwide following of Hulkamaniacs, he has the hottest reality show on television right now with American Gladiators, and we’re thrilled to have him bringing all of that energy and enthusiasm to our Kung Fu U 3D project. Stereo Vision’s Chairman, Doug Schwartz, has worked with Hulk Hogan on several feature films in the past including Assault on Devils Island, Shadow Warriors, and their big hit together, Thunder in Paradise.” Stereo Vision’s Chairman and Chief Production Officer, Baywatch creator Doug Schwartz, commented, “Kung Fu U 3D is the story of a bunch of nerds and misfits that are sent away by their wealthy parents to the Brentwood Academy, (a.k.a. Kung Fu U) to learn the finer arts of self defense. It’s a heart warming romp where the somewhat weathered warriors come to the rescue for the kids, and in turn, the kids rescue the warriors’ souls from what had been their eternal apathy. It’s a feel-good story that reminds us that we’re all the same, no matter what our age, and that we should all stick together. We plan to film the PG-rated Kung Fu U 3D in Louisiana, taking advantage of their 25% rebate plan. We plan to release Kung Fu U 3D by Spring of รข<80>~09.”

WWE has named a new CFO. Here is the press release: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Names Barrios as New CFO – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) today announced that it has named George Barrios as the Company’s new CFO, effective March 24, 2008. Barrios was formerly Vice President and Treasurer of The New York Times Company. He replaces Frank Serpe, who is retiring as CFO after 21 years with WWE.

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