WWE's Latest Tactic To Prevent Internet Leaks, "The Wrestler" Beats John Cena
- January 30, 2021
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sources: www.f4wonline.com, Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— Vince McMahon was quite vigilant in making sure that reports of Edge working both Elimination Chamber Matches at Sunday’s No Way Out pay-per-view did not hit the Internet before the show.
McMahon was unhappy to say the least (which is putting things mildly) when word got out on Christian being pegged as the guy who attacked Jeff Hardy near a stairwell on the morning of the Survivor Series pay-per-view. This led to a change in plans as Matt Hardy ended up with Christian’s spot on SmackDown and Christian getting Matt’s top babyface spot on ECW.
To make sure that nobody on WWE’s crew knew what was going to happen, McMahon actually ordered the ring crew to put a monstrous tarp over the entire Elimination Chamber in order to prevent people from seeing who was in the ring as the wrestlers worked out how the match was going to be scripted.
— The Wrestler continues to do relatively well at the box office as its numbers only declined 16% this past weekend. Weekly declines are usually in the 50% range. The movie did $1,848,627 at the box office for the weekend and has grossed $19,336,437 through Tuesday. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, The Wrestler surpassed the total domestic gross of The Marine on Monday ($18,844,784), which had tons more advertising, was in four times as many theaters, not to mention WWE Films’ most successful movie to date.
— Speaking of The Marine, the film has started airing on FX. The 2006 release will air on Sunday, March 1 at 9:00 p.m. and on Monday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m.
— A future episode of Head Case, a new comedy show on Starz, featuring Batista as a special guest, is scheduled to air sometime within the next few months. The new season is starting on Friday, March 20 at 10:00 p.m. It wasn’t announced which of the ten episodes will be the one to feature the Raw Superstar.
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