Smackdown, SDCC, Punk, Hogan, ROH, Batista Jul 13 - 11:59 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
WWE will be in Tucson, AZ tomorrow. WWE released several pre-sale codes for upcoming events. WWE's YouTube Channel dropped from #4 to #6 in weekly views among original content channels.
Zack Ryder's latest YouTube series episode features footage from San Diego Comic Con. Ringside Collectible released footage from yesterday's WWE Q&A panel at the San Diego Comic Con with Alberto Del Rio showing up uninvited. Psych is planning a WWE wrestler guest star at some point in their new season, but it won't be John Cena. Zack Ryder, Dolph Ziggler and Justin Roberts were involved in a car accident while being transported by limo at the San Diego Comic Con, but there were no serious injuries.
CM Punk released a preview clip for his upcoming DVD. WWE.com has an article on Jack Swagger's first opportunity to work with Make-A-Wish as Brandi RedCloud-Owen requested meeting him for her wish. There are WWE notes on RAW 1000, Tout, Fozzy and more.
WWE.com interviewed Vince McMahon about the early days of RAW, competition, Steve Austin and more. Charlie Sheen announced he's quitting Twitter which puts his role as RAW 1000's Social Media Ambassador in question. Linda McMahon will be on a 10,000 home and 10,000 voter tomorrow. WWE and TNA's lawsuit hearing scheduled for today was postponed until August 2, as the order to appear today failed to include former TNA and WWE employee Brian Wittenstein who is central to the suit.
Last night's Impact scored a .9 rating, while Impact Rewind debuted with a .2 rating. TNA will hold a Basebrawl event in Memphis, TN tomorrow night. There are TNA notes on DirecTV, upcoming Impacts, new online content and more. The latest Impact post-show includes an interview with Kurt Angle. Hulk Hogan may be taking time off from television for more back surgery. Hulk Hogan is opening a retail store in Clearwater Beach, FL.
Roddy Piper's been added to Northeast Wrestling's September 22 show in Fishkill, NY with Hulk Hogan also scheduled to appear. AAA announced some of the lineup for next month's Triplemania XX event in Mexico City, Mexico. WWE's latest Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine is scheduled to make his debut in Puerto Rico's WWC this weekend. Daffney, Christina Von Eerie & Santana Garret will be appearing on syndicated TV show Daytime on Monday to promote the SHINE PPV on July 20.
Ring of Honor announced additional teams for their tag team title tournament starting at the August 4 TV tapings. Ring of Honor released details on their SuperCard of Honor VII scheduled for Wrestlemania weekend next year on April 5 in New York City, NY. Davey Richards is reportedly taking a break from Ring of Honor, which was the result of planning and not a punishment.
Goldust says Vince McMahon vetoed the idea of him facing Cody Rhodes at Wrestlemania in a brother vs. brother match. Steve Austin's Redneck Island is casting for a second season. Batista is signed for his first MMA fight with CES MMA against Rashid Evans on October 6 in Providence, RI. Tom Prichard is releasing his first book titled A Pro Wrestling Curriculum; Advice, Suggestions and Stories to Help the Aspiring Pro Get to the Next Level. Marcus "Buff" Bagwell was arrested on Monday for reckless driving in Cherokee County, GA, before being released on bond.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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