-- WWE Senior Vice President of Special Events John Saboor spoke at yesterday's WrestleMania 29 press event, noting that WrestleMania 29 is expected to bring in more than $62 million in revenue to the New York-New Jersey arena. WrestleMania 28 brought in around the same amount of revenue for Atlanta last year. Here are some of Saboor's comments from yesterday…
"WrestleMania has very quickly grown into a week-long celebration that generates in excess of $60 million of new direct spending for the host community.
We expect by virtue of the enormity of this market and the popularity of this market that we can see an even greater result tied to WrestleMania week."
-- Brandon E. Brooks sent the following along:
Several TNA Knockouts and a couple of former WWE wrestlers are in a new MMA film called Double Fury, which will be filmed in the summer and released in 2013.
The film includes former WWE wrestlers Chavo Guerrero and Billy Gunn (Kip Sopp) and TNA Knockouts Gail Kim, Winter (Katarina Leigh Waters) and Brooke Tessmacher (Brooke Adams). It is a co-production of SaintSinner Entertainment and Jaunted Productions. Here is the press release:
NEW INDEPENDENT MARTIAL ARTS ACTION FILM TO STAR PRO WRESTLERS!
FILM: DOUBLE FURY
DIRECTOR/WRITER: AMEL J. FIGUEROA
PRODUCERS: SAINTSINNER ENTERTAINMENT & JAUNTED PRODUCTIONS
SYPNOSIS: Double Fury is a martial arts action packed tale of two estranged brothers brought back together after their father is murdered by a megalomaniacal madman who's looking for a volatile package in one of their possession that could destroy all that they hold dear.
CAST: Richard Norton, Cynthia Rothrock, Cyrus Samson, Dennis Ronin, Natalie Amenula, Katarina Leigh Waters (a.k.a. "Winter" at "Impact Wrestling"), Cynthia Housel, Rommel Gargoles, Laura Lynn Cottrel, Kip "Billy Gunn" Sopp, Gail Kim, Brooke Adams (a.k.a. "Brooke Tessmacher" at
"Impact Wrestling"), and Chavo Guerrero, Jr.