WWE News NEWS ITEMS: Batista box office, Linda deceitful tactics?, Video - WWE mocks WCW & itself in "AYS?"
Nov 4, 2012 - 10:49:03 PM
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-- "The Man With The Iron Fists" featuring former WWE star Dave Bautista drew an estimated $8.22 million at the box office on opening weekend. The movie finished #4 behind other weekend-openers "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Flight" and repeat movie "Argo."
Industry tracker Box Office Mojo reported on Fists's opening weekend results: "While that's about in line with what Universal Pictures was expecting, it's still on the lower end among comparable titles. The movie should do decent business overseas, at least, thanks to the stark visuals, kung fu action, and presence of Russell Crowe, but it's still a domestic disappointment." [ Full weekend chart here at BoxOfficeMojo.com ]
-- The State Election Enforcement Commission in Connecticut issued a warning to former WWE CEO Linda McMahon's campaign for alleged “deceitful tactics” related to absentee ballot applications. The complaint accuses Linda's campaign of trying to create confusion over absentee balloters, particularly elderly voters. McMahon's campaign replied with an accusation that SEEC is responding to "Democrat clerks who are complaining about having to deal with the increased volume because this is the first statewide absentee ballot program they have seen in a long time from a candidate outside of their own party." [ LINK: Story reported here ]
-- This week's episode of WWE's "Are You Serious?" YouTube show features Josh Mathews and B.G. James picking up where last week's episode left off mocking WCW. This week, it's Hulk Hogan trying to explain a strap match against Ric Flair. Other mockery includes WWE's history of introducing or repackaging accomplished wrestlers with bad gimmicks, notably Ron Simmons as a gladiator in mid-1990s WWF and Chavo Guerrero as Kerwin White.
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