— Jim Ross has posted his latest blog entry. Check out the highlights:
On Brock Lesnar: “Don’t ask me Brock Lesnar questions because 8I have zero answers. Lesnar is a brutish mercenary who fights, competes, performs for money….big money. He seemingly only has allegiances to the all might dollar which isn’t necessarily a jailable offense. What lies ahead in Brock’s future can only be answered by Lesnar and I’m relatively certain that there are days that he’s not totally sure.”
On the final FCW taping: “The atmosphere Thursday night at the last FCW TV taping was intimate and exciting from the sell out, turn away crowd… Lots of kids stood out. Rollins, Steamboat, Cesaro, Ohno, Bo Dallas, Bray Wyatt, Brad Maddox, Ascension, Big E Langston, Jason Jordan, Paige, and several others who I’m sure that I’m inadvertently omitting while doing this on the fly from 35,000 feet.”
On FCW and NXT television: “When FCW’s TV show runs its course on the Brighthouse Network in Florida, FCW will be replaced by NXT. I’m unaware if the rebranded NXT will air on WWE.com ( doubtful) but will air outside the USA where NXT is currently airing.”
— WWE Studios sent out the following about their acquiring the film Interrogation:
WWE Studios Acquires Spec Script Interrogation
STAMFORD, Conn., June 8, 2012– WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE) announced today it has secured the rights to Interrogation, a suspense thriller by Adam Rodin. With a bomb set to go off in Las Vegas on one of the busiest betting days of the year, the story focuses on a brilliant interrogator called in to question the prime suspect. As time runs out, we soon learn there’s an even bigger plan in place for both of them.
“Interrogation is a white-knuckle ride, filled with unexpected twists and turns,” said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. “We are excited to begin work on Adam’s engaging screenplay.”
Adam Rodin was repped by Caren Bohrman at the Bohrman Agency. Bradley Buchanan, VP of Business and Legal Affairs and Richard Lowell, Senior Director of Development, negotiated on behalf of WWE Studios.
About WWE Studios
WWE Studios continues to strategically diversify its slate of films, which includes theatrical releases and direct-to-home premieres, under the guidance of President Michael Luisi. Upcoming films for WWE Studios include: Dead Man Down, which was co-financed with IM Global and will be distributed by FilmDistrict, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace and directed by Niels Arden Oplev; No One Lives, which was co-produced with Pathé Films, starring Luke Evans and WWE Superstar Brodus Clay™; and cult hit The Day, which was purchased at the Toronto Film Festival and will be distributed by Anchor Bay Films, starring Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, and Ashley Bell. In addition, WWE Studios has multipicture production deals set up with Lionsgate Films and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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