– An article in today’s Orlando Sentinel reported that last year’s WrestleMania 24 in Orlando generated more than $51.5 million for the Central Florida area, according to a study by Enigma Research Corporation of Canada. The article noted, “WrestleMania drew fans from all 50 states and 21 countries, according to the Central Florida Sports Commission. About three-quarters of the spectators came from beyond Central Florida and stayed for an average of 3.8 nights. The Enigma study indicated that $1.8 million was generated in local tax revenue.”
– Several WWE Superstars are doing media appearances today in Washington, DC to promote WWE’s Tribute to the Troops special on NBC on the 20th of this month. The WWE crew will leave for Iraq right after tonight’s RAW in DC. It should be noted that NBC did not promote the WWE Troops special during last week’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade when they plugged the rest of their holiday programming.