WWE News: Punk At Thanksgiving Day Parade, Triple H Says WM Outsells Super Bowl, Soup WWE Clip, Eve Talks Playboy
– CM Punk appeared this morning during WGN Chicago’s coverage of the 2012 Thanksgiving Day parade. Punk played the role of Grand Marshal. Punk had the WWE Title belt with him at the event and answered questions about his year long title reign, facing the Rock at Royal Rumble, and more.
– Politifact.com has an article up looking at ticket sales for WWE WrestleMania compared to ticket sales for the Super Bowl. WWE sold more tickets to WrestleMania than the NFL did for the Super Bowl five out of six times in years when WrestleMania was held in a stadium that previously hosted the Super Bowl.
Triple H was quoted in the article, saying, “We’ve outdrawn the Super Bowl for a little while now in the arenas and stadiums that we’ve followed them in for the Super Bowl. We’ve gone in after [the NFL] and surpassed their ticket sales.”
The article calls Triple H’s claims “Mostly True” because the seating configuration for WWE events allows for more seating than football games.
“The difference between WrestleMania and Super Bowl staging is that WrestleMania has a stage much like a concert so seats behind the stage are unavailable but would be used for football,” Kevin Hennessy, WWE senior director of publicity, said in an e-mail.
“However, for WrestleMania, seats are added to field level which would not be done for football. That is why we feel justified in making the comparison.”
– Here’s a 90 second clip of E!’s The Soup WWE special, which is set to replay on Monday night on USA Network after RAW. The clip below features Eve mocking pop-culture clips and more.
– Eve Torres called into Mix 106.1 in Philadelphia this week to promote her appearance on E!’s The Soup. She talked about possibly posing for Playboy, her love of Jiu Jitsu, rumors that she choked Matt Hardy, her favorite Diva, her kiss with John Cena, and more. You can listen to the interview below.
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