Various News: UFC Copying WWE, UK Ratings, More
Posted by Chris Lansdell on 04.08.2010
Some Thursday news...
- Dana White said that the UFC is planning on copying WWE's Tribute to the Troops idea by running a live show in Afghanistan in the next 3 months.
- The UK ratings for the week ending March 28, which was the week before WrestleMania, saw Impact draw 120,000 viewers, Raw pulled in 97,000 and SmackDown had 135,000. A taped airing of the Hall of Fame ceremony drew 58,000.
- Eric Bischoff will appear on all three TNA house shows this weekend.
- It is being reported that Christian and Dos Caras Jr., wrestling under the name Dos Caras and under his mask, had the best match on the show yesterday during the current Raw tour in Vienna, Austria. He had been wrestling as Alberto Banderas in FCW.
- A story on Brie Bella appearing on Extreme Makeover Home Edition is available here.
- Chris Jericho is featured in the latest issue of Beatweek Magazine.
- The following matches were announced for the first round of CHIKARA's King of Trios tournament:
* Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz vs. Tim Donst & Lince Dorado & Pink Ant
* Daisuke Sekimoto & Kankuro Hoshino & Yuji Okabayashi vs. Mike Quackenbush & Hallowicked & Frightmare
* Gran Akuma & Icarus & Chuck Taylor vs. Dasher Hatfield & Suger Dunkerton & Matt Classic
* Jigsaw & Equinox & Helios vs. Generation Me & Malachi Jackson
* Claudio Castagnoli & Ares & Tursas vs. Valiente & Turbo & Skayde.
- Hulk Hogan has a tryout radio show on Howard Stern's Sirius radio channel on Monday at 7PM.
- An article on Eric Bischoff's Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation is available here.