Note on those in attendance at WWE shows in Saudi Arabia

In addition to WWE not sending any female talent to the recent three-day tour of Saudi Arabia, women also weren’t allowed to attend the events as well. This could end up as the first time in WWE history where they ran a series of events with no women in attendance.

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Wrestling could be cut from incentives program in North Carolina

Patrick Gannon and J. Andrew Curliss of The Charlotte Observer are featuring an article about wrestling, reality-show episodes, late-night TV shows, commercials and documentaries all being part of a tax incentive program in the state of North Carolina that could be going away.

“Lawmakers will return to Raleigh May 14 to begin the year’s legislative session, and the film industry incentives program is expected to be among the most intensely debated issues. It cuts across political lines, with members from both parties supporting and opposing it. The incentives cost taxpayers $60.1 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013. The film industry says that money was crucial to creating thousands of jobs and luring at least $240 million in spending.”

The Charlotte Observer: Reality shows, pro wrestling may be cut from NC TV-film incentives program