Strong Ticket Sales for Extreme Rules, Payback & Money in the Bank, New NXT Announcer, Y2J Talking to Santino, Austin Note

Source: The Wrestling Observer

Strong WWE Event Ticket Sales

Extreme RulesThe advance ticket sales for the upcoming WWE Extreme Rules, Payback and Money in the Bank events are said to be very strong.

For Extreme Rules, the IZOD Center is being setup for 14,000 seats, and is nearly sold out.

For Payback, taking place in June in Chicago, the arena is setup for 11,000 seats and is also nearly sold out.

And for Money in the Bank, which is still 2 months away, the arena in Boston has already sold 10,000 tickets and only about 2,000 tickets are still available.

New NXT Announcer

As we previously reported, WWE has hired a new announcer for NXT, and his name is Rich Brennan (real name Rich Bocchini). Brennan was originally the announcer for Booker T's "Reality Of Wrestling" promotion, and his background includes announcing for the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League, as well as the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.

Y2J and Austin Podcast News

In podcast news, Chris Jericho announced that WWE superstar Santino Marella will be the special guest on this Friday's edition of "Talk is Jericho." Additionally, the latest "Steve Austin Show – Unleashed" episode is available for download, and the show features former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas. You can check out the shows at