— In this week’s JAWBREAKER column on News-JournalOnline.com, the columnist’s friend (who broke the news of former ECW World Heavyweight Champion Justin Credible working at an Olive Garden restaurant in Waterbury, Connecticut) e-mailed WWE’s head media official, WWE Vice President of Corporate Communications Gary Davis, about “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s status with World Wrestling Entertainment. He asked Davis if Savage is going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame or perhaps be involved with them sometime down the line. Davis’ respond via e-mail: “Hi Anthony: As of right now, WWE has not announced any names for induction into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame. As for Randy Savage’s status, he is not currently under contract to WWE.” Savage is scheduled to not be a part of the upcoming “Legends of WrestleMania” video game, despite appearing on the event every single year from 1986 through 1994, and leaving WrestleMania with the WWF Championship belt on two of them.
— Apparently WWE told another lie on this past Monday’s “Did You Know? segment on Raw. WWE claimed that Raw is the longest running weekly entertainment show in history with more episodes than ER, Seinfeld and The Simpsons combined. As of the conclusion of last season, The Simpsons has run a total of 420 episodes. According to websites, ER ran a total of 309 episodes through last season and Seinfeld ran 180 episodes during its existence. When you add the three shows together, you get 909 episodes. According to EpisodeWorld.com, there have been a total of 801 episode of Raw through last Monday. Also, the “longest-running” note appears to be a bit misleading. On Wikipedia, “longest-running” is judged by number of seasons, not number of episodes. WWE Monday Night Raw has been on the air since January 1993 for a total of 15 seasons whereas The Simpsons has been on the air since December 1989 for a total 19 seasons through last May.
— The number of people attending WWE’s developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling’s television tapings has been quite poor in recent weeks, reports www.f4wonline. Approximately 100 people attended this past Thursday’s event and the crowd for last week’s show was even worse. 60 to 70 people attended the 9/4 event. For the first two or three weeks of TV tapings back in July, FCW had to turn a number of people away at the door because the arena was filled to capacity.
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