- Dixie Carter, Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair were all not backstage at TNA’s Sacrifice last Sunday. Despite this (or some might argue because of this) it was one of the better PPVs of recent memory.
- The MMA Uncensored Live featuring Dixie Carter and King Mo drew the highest number the show has ever done. 567,000 viewers tuned in to Spike TV to watch the announcement that Mo was coming to TNA and Bellator.
- Former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler snubbed Gail Kim’s wedding to attend an Obama fund-raiser with her Hollywood boyfriend George Clooney. The TNA Knockout married the Food Network’s Robert Irvine last Thursday.
- WWE have firmed a special partnership with Full Sail University (the new location for NXT and FCW) that will see ticket proceeds go towards a student scholarship fund.
Beginning May 17, 2012, students of the university’s entertainment-focused degree programs, including Film, Show Production, Digital Arts and Design, Internet Marketing and Entertainment Business, will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience working with WWE to produce NXT.
Throughout the taping schedule, Full Sail University students, staff, faculty and the general public will be invited to attend the live tapings on the campus. All proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales will go towards a scholarship fund for students enrolled at or planning to attend Full Sail University.
“WWE has always been a leader in creating superstars in front of the camera. Now, with this unique partnership with Full Sail University, WWE will develop stars behind the camera as well,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events for WWE. “With the opportunity to host events at Full Sail’s top-notch facilities and the chance to tap into Full Sail’s greatest resource, its students, we are excited to provide real-world experience while giving us a fresh, creative perspective from ambitious students.”
“As a leading entertainment and media focused institution we are delighted to announce this remarkable new collaboration, which highlights WWE’s commitment to education and advanced growth in the entertainment industry and Full Sail’s commitment to bringing industry-leading organizations directly to our students,” said Ken Goldstone, Chief Operating Officer for Full Sail University. “We look forward to sharing this incredible experience with our students, the entire Central Florida community and the millions of WWE fans worldwide.”
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