Brock Lesnar Update, HBK on Raw After Elimination Chamber?, Boxing CEO Talks If Network Could Work in Boxing

Nick Paglino

Brock Lesnar Update, HBK, More

Brock Lesnar update​In an update on Brock Lesnar's WWE TV status, he is not being advertised for any events until the Raw taping the night after the Elimination Chamber PPV, which will be a loaded taping as it's the night the WWE Network launches.

In related news, Shawn Michaels will be doing an autograph signing at the World of Wheels show in Milwaukee, WI on 2/22, which is two days before Raw in Green Bay, WI. Green Bay is only a two hour drive from Milwaukee, so it wouldn't be surprising to see HBK appear on the 2/24 Raw broadcast as WWE plans for it to be a big night.

Boxing CEO Offers Thought on the WWE Network, Could it Work in Boxing?

Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum was recently asked by Michael Woods of The Sweet Science for his opinion on the WWE Network, and he had the following to say:

"Maybe because of the nature of the wrestling, it can be implemented," Arum said. "But boxing, the fights are legitimate, and all that, so it's difficult. But I think Vince may be on to something… It's interesting to see how that develops. I wouldn't sell Vince short on anything. But then again, I'm not convinced that it works.

If you charge ten bucks for a boxing channel, you're still going to have some middlemen," Arum noted. "For example, how are you going to collect the money? Credit cards? A percentage goes to the credit card company."

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