Smackdown, McMahons, DirecTV, Hogan, ROH, NWA Jul 20 - 11:59 pm EDT

Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp

Quick Smackdown Results: Hunico/Camacho/Titus O'Neil/Darren Young over Kofi Kingston/R-Truth/Epico/Primo, Damien Sandow over Zack Ryder, Kane over Daniel Bryan via DQ, Road Warrior Animal over Heath Slater, Sheamus/Rey Mysterio Jr. over Dolph Ziggler/Alberto Del Rio.

The RAW crew was in Jackson, MS today, and tomorrow they're in Little Rock, AR. The Smackdown crew is n Sioux City, IA tomorrow. WWE posted the latest episode of Zack Ryder's YouTube series.

Between the Ropes interviewed Dolph Ziggler about RAW memories, favorite wrestling era, wanting to win a world championship and more. The Sioux City Journal interviewed Cody Rhodes about his family, his character, fans and more. The Tim Brando Show interviewed Mark Henry about his time in WWE, his love for sports, the Olympics and more. GamerLiveTV interviewed Layla at San Diego Comic Con about video games including WWE '13.

Business Week interviewed Vince McMahon about his managerial secrets. ESPN's Playbook has an article on WWE's use of social media in building RAW 1000. Linda McMahon released her 2010 tax return show she and Vince earned $30.6 million and paid $4.7 million in federal taxes. InvestorPlace included the McMahons' 1976 bankruptcy in their list of ugly celebrity bankruptcies.

Halle Berry returned to the set for WWE Films' The Hive. MMA Fighting interviewed Bret Hart about RAW 1000, his role with WWE, MMA vs. wrestling and more. Sean "X-Pac" Waltman teased an appearance at RAW 1000 for the DX reunion.

TNA was in Aberdeen, MD today, and tomorrow they're in Brooklyn, NY. TNA's latest post Impact show features Magnus, Mike Tenay, Robbie E and more. There's speculation about the membership of TNA's Aces and Eights group. DirecTV and Viacom settled their carriage dispute returning SpikeTV and other channels to DirecTV.

New York's Newsday interviewed Austin Aries about success, the nature of wrestling, working with veterans and more. TMZ noted that Snooki was invited to Kurt Angle's wedding but had to decline so she sent a coffee pot. After tweeting he wouldn't be at Northeast Wrestling's September 22 show last night, Hulk Hogan posted an update that he will be there if he has his doctor's clearance.

SHINE held their debut internet PPV tonight in Ybor City, FL. Ring of Honor announced a few matches for their Providence, RI show on August 11. Ring of Honor's parent company Sinclair Broadcasting is buying 7 new TV stations for about $450 million. Ring of Honor signed Michael Elgin to a long-term deal.

The lawsuit filed against NWA earlier this year has been settled with a transfer in ownership of the brand to a new group and other restructuring of the organization. The Kansas City Patch interviewed Adam Pearce about his possible final match with Colt Cabana on Saturday for Metro Pro Wrestling in their best of seven series. Sid's son Frank Eudy survived an eviction and won Head of Household on Big Brother. The Huffington Post has an article on Billy Corgan including his involvement with Resistance Pro.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading.

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