Did ROH Break Even with Best in the World PPV Buys?, Tommy Dreamer on Austin’s Show, Update on JR’s Book

Nick Paglino

Dreamer Talks Dusty Rhodes & More on The Steve Austin Show

ECW original Tommy Dreamer is the latest guest on The Steve Austin show, and below is an official show synopsis:

“Tommy Dreamer, the Innovator of Violence, talks about his favorite wrestler, Dusty Rhodes; his original name idea “Tommy Acid”; building his wrestling promotion House of Hardcore; his snoring buddy Bubba Ray Dudley of the Dudley Boyz; his original childhood dream; the tag team he turned down; and ECW & Violence!”

You can listen to or download the show at PodcastOne.com.

Update on JR’s Book

According to The Wrestling Observer, while the WWE Hall Of Fame announcer has yet to secure a publishing deal, Jim Ross has started work on his autobiography with Scott Williams, a writer who has perviously worked on books for “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, “Cowboy” Bill Watts and Terry Funk.

Did ROH Break Even with Best in the World PPV Buys?

According to The Wrestling Observer, when ROH announced back in May that it would be debuting on PPV with June’s Best in the World event, the break even target number of PPV buys was set at 10,000.

Sinclair Broadcasting, ROH’s parent company, signed a deal earlier this year which would see ROH produce two PPV’s this year – Best in the World and Final Battle, which takes place in December. ROH & Sinclair viewed the leap to PPV as “exploratory,” with the possibility of doing more PPV events based on the success of Best in the World and Final Battle.

Early Best in the World estimates are in, and have the show taking in around 10,000 buys, which is the break even point for ROH, and is considered a success. ROH had only a couple weeks to promote the show on PPV as the company made the announcement in May, and it’s being said certain advertisers even apologized to ROH for late ads that didn’t begin running until a day before the event.

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