From Rob O’Brien: For those that missed it… Last Night’s 3 Hour Raw was infact broadcast in HD by Sky (at least here in Ireland) on one of their current HD Sky Sports Channels. I presume that Sky was checking everything before their actual advertised 1st WWE HD broadcast next Monday (March 17th) The picture quality was absolutely amazing, although there was some drop outs in picture at least twice that I noticed, it is possible Sky did the broadcast to work out some “gremlins” in the system before next week.
From Steve Carson: I work in the advertising biz and it just so happens that one of our advertisers is Playboy, so in honor of Maria’s issue being released I thought I’d send you some info on the best and worst selling diva Playboys! Please note this information is on a yearly basis from the month of the issue to one year after. Chyna’s November 2000 cover is the biggest selling WWE diva issue of all time. The lowest selling goes to Ashley Massaro for her cover last year, though her year has just a few weeks left it is near impossible it will match its closest rival. Here are the rankings: 1-Chyna (November 2000), 2-Torrie Wilson (May 2003), 3-Sable (April 1999), 4-Sable and Torrie Wilson (March 2004), 5-Candice Michelle (April 2006), 6-Christy Hemme (April 2005), and 7-Ashley Massaro (April 2007).
Jeff Hardy did meet with Vince McMahon last night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before Raw started. As a result, Hardy did drop the IC title and has been removed from the Wrestlemania money in the bank match. The next violation will result in his mandatory release from the company. The locker room was informed of Hardy’s pending suspension before Raw started. The Hardy suspension story is getting a lot of media attention as it has been picked up by the Assocated Press.