Starting on February 4, NBC’s “American Gladiators will expand to 90 minutes. The show will start 8PM, run for 90 minutes and will be followed by 90-minute versions of “Deal or No Deal”. This is in anticipation of Gladiators’ first season finale. The two-hour season finale is set for Sunday, February 17.
From Jeff Sheridan: I’m not sure if this is really the official MySpace for WWE hall of famer The Iron Sheik, but I saw this and figured for those interested: www.myspace.com/officialironsheik
WWE and Cineplex Entertainment have teamed up to start showing WWE pay-per-views in high definition in Canadian theaters. The Royal Rumble will be the first PPV to be broadcast in HD and fifty participating Cineplex Entertainment theaters across Canada will be airing it. “WWE pay-per-views in HD will take full advantage of the state-of-the- art theatre presentation provided at Cineplex,” said Carl DeMarco President, WWE Canada, Latin America & China. “Watching Royal Rumble in HD at a Cineplex theater will be like sitting front row at the arena,” he added. Advance tickets for Royal Rumble are now available for $13.95 plus tax and can be purchased online at www.cineplex. com as well as at participating theater box offices. (Thanks to Colin Vassallo)
From Jon Robinson: GameTap also has a new interview with Jeff Hardy where he talks about wanting to do a Swanton at Wrestlemania even higher than the one he did on Raw the other night.