Bryan, Show, Finlay, Tout, SpikeTV, Angle Jul 11 - 11:59 pm EDT

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Fit Finlay returned to work with WWE this week. Cody Rhodes will be facing Kane at tomorrow's NXT taping in Florida. The latest WWE Inbox features wrestlers discussing their weird talents.

The Arizona Republic interviewed Big Show about traveling, playing a bad guy, getting older and more. US Airways Arena interviewed Daniel Bryan about wrestling CM Punk, winning Money in the Bank last year, success in wrestling and more. Digital Spy interviewed Sheamus about Wrestlemania, Undertaker's streak, tips for potential wrestlers and more.

Chris Jericho's third autobiography is planned for release in late 2013. Jim Ross' latest BBQ blog entry discusses RAW, Chael Sonnen, an NXT championship and more. USA Today interviewed Chael Sonnen about subjects including his feelings about WWE and whether he wants to work there.

WWE will report 2012 second quarter results on August 2 prior to market open. WWE announced they've partnered with real-time video social network Tout, which they're also a major investor in. Stephanie McMahon says WWE is exploring other investment opportunities in startups.

Viacom's stations, including SpikeTV, were pulled from DirecTV last night, leaving 20 million potential viewers without Impact, but they're reportedly making slow progress on their dispute. CNN noted Hulk Hogan and TNA chiming in on the Viacom/DirecTV dispute. Kurt Angle was forced to pull out of this weekend's George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame events due to TNA obligations. TNA Today spoke to Sonjay Dutt about the severity of his shoulder injury.

Dragon Gate USA updated the lineup for their July 28 internet PPV in Taylor, MI. Dustin Rhodes, Sami Callihan, Velvet Sky, and Angelina Love have been announced for Northeast Wrestling's stadium show on September 22 in Fishkill, NY with Hulk Hogan also on the card. Ring of Honor is releasing a Best of Austin Aries DVD featuring matches between 2004 and 2007. Several non-WWE wrestlers will be appearing at the San Diego Comic-Con is support of various projects. New York's Post Star has an article on the arrest of Donald "Brendon" Brownson II for third-degree grand larceny after allegedly not returning various collectibles when he quickly closed his sports memorabilia store when Edge and Warrior accused him of advertising and selling tickets for appearances they weren't making.

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