Original Del Rio/Punk Title Plans, Morrison’s WWE Release


Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Alberto Del Rio had actually been planned to lose the WWE Title at Survivor Series for a while. Back when he first won it, the long term plan was for CM Punk to win it at Survivor Series. The loss and win back between John Cena was thrown in while Del Rio’s reign was going on.

— WWE shipped 265,000 DVD units in October 2011, up 6% from October 2010. The top shipped WWE DVD’s for the year so far are WrestleMania 27 with 232,000 units shipped, Best of WCW Nitro with 138,000 shipped, History of WrestleMania with 120,000 shipped, DX One Last Stand with 109,000 shipped and Randy Orton’s DVD with 102,000 shipped.

— In an update on John Morrison’s departure, his contract actually expired back in the summer but he agreed to an extension through the end of November. It was reportedly Morrison’s decision to leave WWE.

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