In an interview with Vindy.com, John Cena was once again asked about whether his budding movie career will take away from his time in WWE. Cena said “I’m going to be the first guy to work two full-time jobs. I’m certainly not going to leave wrestling anytime soon, but I’m not going to do movies as a hobby. I really want to devote 100-percent effort into any project I get involved with.”
– In its quarterly earnings call with stock holders on Wednesday morning, THQ, developers of World Wrestling Entertainment’s video games, announced that they are developing a new game called WWE Online. At this point, not much else is known about the title aside from the fact that it’s being developed in Asia. WWE’s video games are one of THQ’s main profit centers, although sales of this year’s SmackDown vs. RAW were down 25% from the 2008 edition.
– WWE released first quarter 2009 financial results and the buyrates are in for this year’s Royal Rumble and No Way Out. The 2009 Royal Rumble drew 450,000 buys, down from 533,000 in 2008. No Way Out 2009 drew 272,000 buys, down from 329,000 in 2008. It should be noted that unlike last year, this year’s WrestleMania took place in WWE’s second fiscal quarter, so we’ll have to wait until August before seeing the final buyrate. During the investor conference call this morning, Vince did state that WrestleMania drew over 70,000 fans and is on track to doing close to 1 million buys.