Roddy Piper Remake?, Bret Hart Undergoes Surgery, Ratings

— The Hollywood Reported claimed this morning that Universal Studios is negotiating for the rights to John Carpenter’s They Live, with the idea of producing a remake to the 1988 film which starred WWE Hall Of Famer Roddy Piper. The film spawned a classic Roddy Piper line, “I’m here to chew bubble gum and kick a**…and I’m all out of bubble gum.” The original film opened in November 1988 and grossed $12,250,223.00 during its initial run.

— Following his U.S. book signing tour, Bret Hart underwent knee replacement surgery in Calgary, Alberta. Jim Ross wrote on his blog at JrsBarBQ.com that Hart is already up and using his walker, and should be home in the next day or two. Hart is expected to then return to his home in Hawaii in January.

— MyNetworkTV moved up in the top ten TV channel rankings thanks to some help from WWE SmackDown. MyNetworkTV claims they jumped six spots from number 16 to 10 in the key 18-49 demographic. They are also boasting a 50% ratings increase compared to last year.

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