Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— As noted earlier, Booker T hasn’t been on WWE television recently due to suffering a torn triceps. According to sources, Booker T had surgery and ended up getting an elbow infection. Teddy Long was given a larger role on television in recent weeks as a result. It was described as a “freak injury” and Booker is scheduled to be back on television in his role as the SmackDown General Manager by the end of the month.
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— The upcoming WWE SummerSlam PPV on 8/18 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center is officially sold out with the exception of premium seating. This is the fifth year in a row that WWE has held SummerSlam in the Los Angeles market.
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— The Times Free Press is featuring an article about WWE star Glenn “Kane” Jacobs challenging Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey to a debate over the currently proposed internet sales tax. Ramsey backs the tax. Jacobs added, “Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey claims that the Internet sales tax mandate is not a new tax. Nor, according to Ramsey, is it an unfair tax. Ramsey is wrong on both counts. I, therefore, invite Lt. Gov. Ramsey for a policy debate on the issue of the Marketplace Fairness Act in a public forum at his convenience.” To check out the full article, click here.
— Here are some recent delayed viewer numbers for WWE RAW:
* WWE RAW on 4/5 drew an additional 347,000 homes watching on delay or 89.8% live.
* WWE RAW on 4/22 drew an additional 316,000 homes watching on delay or 90.8% live.