JBL Speaks Out, ECW Star Getting Strong Reviews, More On Cyber Sunday Flopping

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— John Bradshaw Layfield has a new blog entry on the WWE Universe site, but does not bring up the incident with Joey Styles. Instead, Layfield says he will send people his Layfield Energy product for free because he believes it will change their lives. At one point, Layfield weighed 330 pounds. He then took a product he personally developed and felt good for the first time since he remembered. “I got up one morning after that, weighing 330 pounds, and realized I needed to do something because I didn’t like the way I looked or how I fel. So I took the product I developed; Layfield’s Energy-Plus No Pain and Focus, and went across the street to do cardio at my local gym here in NYC. For the first time since I could remember I felt good, I didn’t hurt and I had energy,” Layfield wrote. “I repeated the process the next day. Same thing happened. After about six months when I finally weighed in below 250 pounds, I realized I was on to something. My concoction of Layfield Energy was, in my opinion, the fountain of youth.” Layfield has lost 100 pounds and he plans on doing a photo session later this month documenting his 100 pound weight loss. Layfield added, “I want you to try it too. I am so convinced it will make your life better that I will send you some for free. That is how much I believe in this product. I will send it to you for FREE! Go to www.layfieldenergy.com and check it out now. I can tell you from personal experience a better life is to be had for those who try Layfield’s Energy.” {JBL’$ Blog (Dec. 10, 2008)}

— ECW Superstar Jack Swagger is getting strong reviews for his work at house show events. When he was in developmental, Dusty Rhodes singled out Swagger as the one with the most potential.

— As Michael reported earlier, this year’s Cyber Sunday pay-per-view drew an estimated total of 104,000 pay-per-view buys in North America (162,000 overall), making it the third lowest purchased pay-per-view in company history. The event featured Chris Jericho defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Batista with the option of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin being the special guest referee. If you’re wondering which two shows did worse, they are December to Dismember (2006) and an “In Your House” pay-per-view event in December 1996, “In Your House 12: It’s Time.” The December to Dismember event was a complete disaster, drawing 90,000 pay-per-view buys, with 55,000 of them domestic — the lowest buyrate in company history. The “In Your House” event featured Sycho Sid defeating Bret Hart to retain the WWF Championship.

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