Dolph Ziggler Talks Title Win
Brian Soscia interviewed World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler to promote Saturday's WWE Smackdown live event in Reading, PA. Ziggler put over Big E Langston and AJ Lee and they talked about Balls Mahoney being banned from amateur wrestling. Ziggler talked about the reaction backstage after he won the World Heavyweight Championship in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He said everyone was very receptive, looking at it if he can break through, they can too. Ziggler didn't get to celebrate the title win as he had to drive straight to Boston. He also said he didn't sleep with the title belt. Ziggler said he comes out with the World title belt on backwards because he wants to stand out and be different. You can listen to the interview in its entirety at this link.
WWE's New Corporate Jet
WWE is close to purchasing a new corporate jet (a 2006 Bombardier Bombardier Global 5000). We reported back in February the company was looking to replace their nearly 20-year-old aircraft (a 1998 Canadair Challenger). According to their 10-Q quarterly report filed Friday, WWE entered into a purchasing agreement for the new airplane valued at $27.5 million on April 30, 2013. If the deal closes, the final cost will go to $31-32 to cover additional improvements and taxes.