World Wrestling Entertainment will be holding its first ever Monday Night RAW and Smackdown! television tapings in Milan, Italy at their upcoming European tour. WWE will hold a whooping twelve shows in Italy starting April 14th till April 20th. The brands will hold two separate shows every day with RAW being taped on April 16th and Smackdown! on the 17th. WWE will also visit Germany, Austria, Wales, France and England in April, where two more television tapings will be held in London. The European tour will end on April 24th with 22 live events in 11 days. According to Erik Roth, the European tour dates for October which will start on the 13th till the 20th. (Thanks to Colin Vassallo)
Forbes.com covered the Vince McMahon/Donald Trump angle today.
ECW.com has an interview up with CM Punk where he talks about getting to wrestle at WrestleMania 23.
TNT won the primetime cable ratings battle this week, largely thanks to the NBA All-Star Game on TNT and RAW being moved to Thursday and doing a lower rating. TNT averaged 2.71 million viewers in primetime whle USA Network averaged 2.57 million viewers.
WWE will be releasing a special “Hardcore Edition” of Mick Foley’s Greatest Hits and Misses DVD. The new edition will feature an extra DVD. The extra DVD will feature the following:
* Foley vs. Randy Orton from Backlash 2004
* Foley vs. Edge from WrestleMania 22
* Foley & Edge vs. Terry Funk & Tommy Dreamer from ECW One Night Stand II
* Foley vs. Ric Flair from Summerslam 2006