The Rock’s ‘Fast Five’ Sets New Box Office Record, New Details On WWE Network

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According to the BoxOfficeMojo, “Fast Five” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel opened this weekend with $83.6 million, making it the biggest April opening ever. The film is expected to gross $165 million worldwide in the first 10 days of its international release.

Some new details have been revealed regarding plans for the upcoming WWE television network. The network is one of the main reasons for the “WWE” rebranding move in recent weeks with the idea being they are going to provide their own network and don’t want it perceived as a “pro wrestling channel.” The idea is to air new scripted programming in addition to other programming they would already carry in the huge library of stock footage. The company is currently in the process of digitizing this library and attempting to upgrade some to HD. This, of course, will be a very slow process.

The network is also expected to host other entities they can’t land TV deals for (examples include NXT, Superstars and other recap shows that only air internationally). Reports continue to point to the YES Network as being a major role model for this new WWE network, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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