Impact, Ratings, Otunga, Rock, King, Sammartino Jul 05 - 11:59 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
Monday's RAW scored a 3.2 rating (3.2/3.2), and Tuesday's live Smackdown scored a 1.7 rating. The RAW crew will be in Amarillo, TX tomorrow. WWE will release their Superstar Collection: Daniel Bryan DVD on August 7. There's a content listing for WWE's Undertaker: The Streak 20-0 release scheduled for release on July 24.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal interviewed Zack Ryder about RAW 1000, winning the United States Championship, social media and more. Jennifer Hudson revealed that David Otunga will appear in WWE Studios' film The Hive starring Halle Barry. The Huffington Post ran an article on Linda McMahon's second Senate campaign.
WWE announced 8 wrestlers for next week's Comic-Con in San Diego. Lillian Garcia will perform the National Anthem at the September 30 New York Jets vs. San Francisco 49ers game in East Rutherford, NJ. NBC released a poster for their reality series Stars Earns Stripes with Eve in the cast. The Rock ranked #4 on a Hollywood top-paid actor list with $36 million earned between May of 2011 and 2012, putting him way behind Tom Cruise at $75 million, and just behind Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler at $37 million each.
TNA announced Bound for Glory will take place in Phoenix, AZ at Grand Canyon University with tickets on-sale on August 24. There are live notes and storyline notes from tonight's Impact in Orlando, FL. Kenny King may be done with Ring of Honor as a result of his Impact appearance, leaving his tag partner Rhett Titus while stil holding the Ring of Honor Tag Team Championship. Busted Open interviewed AJ Styles about TNA dropping the storyline with Dixie Carter, Impact going live, his in-ring future and more.
CHIKARA announced the first seven of sixteen teams for their King of Trios tournament on September 14-16 in Easton, PA. Dustin "Goldust" Runnels will be wrestling for NWA Ring Warriors on July 14 Hollywood, FL. Dragon Gate USA announced El Generico will appear at their July 28 and 29 events in Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL. Bobby Lashley is now taking wrestling bookings again. Wrestling Is... will debut tomorrow with new video content including the Art of Wrestling Animated hosted by Colt Cabana with guest Cliff Compton.
PWInsider interviewed Bruno Sammartino about WWE approaching him for the Hall of Fame, his discussions with Triple H, reasons for declining and more. Bermuda News interviewed JBL about his attempt to climb Mt. Elbrus and his decision to turn back before reaching the summit. The Star Phoenix interviewed Chael Sonnen about his upcoming UFC fight with Anderson Silva including his rigorous training with Stone Cold Steve Austin, and his thoughts on Rock vs. Austin. Sid's son Frank Eudy is a member of this season's Big Brother cast.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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