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Even More Various News: Ventura Wants WWE Investigated, Top DVDs, Dwayne Johnson Speaks on The Wrestler, More

March 12, 2009 | Posted by Larry Csonka

Moviefone.com recently spoke with Dwayne Johnson about The Wrestler. Johnson had the following to say about the film:

“I thought that the movie…was real and memorable. That world…it’s a very visceral, authentic world that director Darren Aronofsky created and I can’t say enough great things about the movie. My uncle actually trained Mickey and he would call me weekly and give me progress reports. He was amazed at…his desire to do everything. That takes commitment.”

– Speaking of The Wrestler, IGN has sneak preview of the DVD box art for the movie, which you can check out here.

– The following is the Billboard Recreational Sports DVD sales chart. WWE controls the list with seven of the top ten DVD titles:
1. NFL: Super Bowl XLIII Champions: Pittsburgh Steelers
2. WWE: Royal Rumble 2009
3. WWE: The Best Of Saturday Night’s Main Event
4. UFC 90: Silva Vs. Cote
5. UFC 89: Bisping Vs. Leben
6. WWE: WrestleMania XXIV
7. WWE: Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection
8. WWE: Starrcade: The Essential Collection
9. WWE: John Cena: My Life
10. WWE: Undertaker 15-0

– Former WWE and TNA performer Chris “Braden Walker” Harris spoke about his career, stating the following:

“The last year of my career is one I would love to forget, but it’s also something that is driving me every day. To prove to the fans and to myself, that I am still the guy everyone remembers on national TV a year ago, that I still have what it takes to be a player in this business, and I am coming to FIP to do just that. To prove to everyone in Full Impact Pro, the fans at home and even myself that Chris Harris can still get the job done. I know the odds are stacked against me, but tomorrow’s a new day and I want to prove everyone wrong that Chris Harris isn’t done.” [Credit: Pwinsider.com]

CYInterview.com recently interviewed Jesse Ventura, where he says the government should investigate WWE, and that if he was still in politics, he would have done it himself. You can read the full interview here. here are highlights of the interview:

“It’s one of the things that if I would run for the senate I was going to do a senatorial investigation on the WWE. And you know for concerning what? What’s even a bigger importance is the fact that today they are still called independent contractors by the government, which is absurd. They tell you when you wrestle. They tell you who you wrestle. They tell whether you win or lose. They tell you where you’re going to wrestle. They are your boss as much as any job in the universe. Yet McMahon is able to get away with calling all the wrestlers even today when he has them signed to exclusive contracts he still is allowed to call them independent contractors where they have to pay their own social security and he doesn’t have to pay a penny.”


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