— Mike Mooneyham notes in his latest wrestling column for The Post and Courier that John Bradshaw Layfield didn’t leave World Wrestling Entertainment on the best of terms.
Mooneyham wrote: “Word, however, has surfaced that JBL didn’t leave the company on the best of terms. His wife, financial guru Meredith Whitney, also didn’t attend what appears to have been Layfield’s last match.”
To read his column, click here.
— As reported last night, 12 Rounds starring WWE Superstar John Cena drew an estimated $775,000 at the box office this past weekend to finish in fourteenth place — raising its three week total to $10,740,000. The film has taken in an additional $1,645,691 million internationally.
In comparison, The Marine had pulled in $15,440,515 domestically by its third weekend. The Condemned, starring Steve Austin, pulled in $8,635,183 total for it’s run, so 12 Rounds managed to surpass at least one WWE-produced film.
Courtesy of www.BoxOfficeMojo.com, here is how the four WWE Studios theatrical efforts currently stack up:
1. The Marine, starring John Cena: $22,165,608
2. See No Evil, starring Kane: $18,420,968.
3. 12 Rounds, starring John Cena: $12,385,691
4. The Condemned, starring Steve Austin: $8,635,18
— Triple H sits at No. 1 on this week’s POWER 25 chart on WWE.com. Undertaker and WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena trail behind at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Click here to see the complete chart.
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