A brief mention of “The Game Plan opening Friday” in yesterday’s New York Newsday: “THE GAME PLAN. Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Roselyn Sanchez, Kyra Sedgwick, Morris Chestnut, Gordon Clapp and Madison Pettis, directed by Andy Fickman. Wrestler turned movie star “The Rock” shows his softer side in this Disney flick as a quarterback whose bachelor lifestyle is sidelined by the arrival of a girl (Pettis) claiming to be his daughter. Opens Friday.”
Vince McMahon said recently during a stockholders meeting that pay-per-view was not a growth industry. Has he checked UFC’s recent PPV numbers?
Some of the WWE diva hopefuls have been training in Louisville with Ohio Valley Wrestling.
– The 9/5 Raw show in Cape Town, South Africa did a 6,000 seat sellout for a $260,000 live gate.
– The 9/6 show in Durban, South Africa did a 8,200 seat sell out, for a $270,000 gate.
– The 9/7 and 9/8 shows in Johannesburg, South Africa both did sell outs of 12,000 fans and $480,000.
– 9/8 Smackdown in Rochester, MN drew 2,200 fans.
– The 9/9 Smackdown/ECW tapings in Minneapolis, MN drew about 5,200 fans.
– Raw on 9/10 in Green Bay, Wisconsin did a near sell out of about 5,800 fans for a $200,000 live gate.