Storyline Idea Nixed for Maria and Dolph Ziggler, WrestleMania Update

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

– Based on information recently released by WWE, the approximate paid attendance for WrestleMania 25 earlier this year in Houston was 70,400, which would make it the third largest in the history of pro wrestling behind the record setting 1992 SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium with 78,927 paid and the 1987 WrestleMania 3 at the Pontiac Silverdome with 75,700 paid. WrestleMania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit had 66,670 paid.

– A member of the WWE SmackDown creative team pitched an angle for the Dolph Ziggler and Maria storyline which would have had Ziggler blackmailing Maria with video footage. It would have been heavily implied that the footage was a sex tape, although they never would have come right out and said it.

The proposed angle called for Ziggler threatening that he would show it to her family and friends, but not any of the fans. The angle was rejected.

– As noted earlier, WWE has signed women’s wrestler Miss April to a deal. A new gallery of personal photos of her with her TNA boyfriend are now online. You can view them by CLICKING HERE.

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