Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer
-- Papa Berg's lawsuit against WWE, Michael Hayes and others over Berg not getting credit for several songs such as "Badstreet U.S.A" is moving forward. Judge Jane Boyle found that Berg "pled enough allegations at this stage" for the lawsuit to continue, which also argues for his credit on the songs "Man Called Sting," "Simply Ravishing," "The Natural" and "Steinerized." Berg claims in the suit that he found out that his songs had been "improperly and erroneously registered" by WWE.
-- Several new WWE signees are going through the final stages of testing, with some talents already being told that they are being signed to developmental contracts as long as they pass their physicals, etc. The new signings are part of the reason you saw so many WWE NXT/developmental cuts on Friday.
-- As noted earlier, WWE has new house shows set for the Zayed Sports City International Tennis Complex in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 10th, 11th & 12th. You can expect WWE to issue a press release on this in the near future.
-- Here are the WWE and TNA television ratings from April 27th to May 10th:
WWE Saturday Morning Slam: The 4/27 show drew a 0.7 broadcast rating with 989,000 viewers.
WWE Main Event: The 5/1 show drew a 0.8 broadcast rating with 1.22 million viewers.
WWE RAW: The 5/6 show drew a 2.89 cable rating with 3.92 million viewers. It was the lowest rating for the show so far in 2013. Despite the low rating, it ended up at No. 3 for the night on cable behind two NBA Playoff games. In demographics, the show drew a 1.8 among male teens, 2.3 among males 18-49, 0.8 among female teens and 0.9 among women 18-34. 69.6% of the audience was male.
TNA iMPACT! Wrestling: The 5/9 show drew a 0.98 cable rating with 1.27 million viewers. In demographics, the show drew a 0.7 among males 18-34 and 0.9 among males 35-49.
WWE SmackDown: The 5/10 show drew a 1.86 cable rating with 2.53 million viewers. It ended up at No. 6 for the night on cable.