Impact, Ryder, Khali, NXT, Sky, Dreamer, DDP Jul 26 - 11:59 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
Great Khali underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his pituitary gland which was causing acromegaly, the same condition Andre the Giant had. Xfinity's TV Blog interviewed Zack Ryder about the Kane and Eve angle hurting his momentum, social media, his action figure and more. The Manila Standard Today has an article on Rey Mysterio Jr.'s visit to the Philippines. Chris Jericho is being advertised for RAW on August 20, the night after Summerslam.
NXT crowned their first champion at tonight's taping in Florida. Jim Ross asked US fans of NXT to remain patient as there plans to begin airing it eventually. Booker T released the eight episode of his Reality of Wrestling series on YouTube.
THQ updated the official roster for WWE '13. NBC released a video preview of their Stars Earn Stripes reality series with Eve Torres among the celebrity contestants. UFC's Dana White ranked Vince McMahon as #2 among all promoters, putting him behind only PT Barnum. Christopher Shays claims WWE breeds violence and questioned WWE's PG rating.
Rob Van Dam promoted Bound for Glory in Phoenix, AZ today. Joey Ryan released a new video this morning ahead of his return to Impact. Velvet Sky commented on her release from TNA via Twitter.
New York's Newsday interviewed Tommy Dreamer about Family Wrestling Entertainment, House of Hardcore, semi-retirement and more. Kayfabe Wrestling Radio interviewed Cassidy Riley and Chase Stevens about WWE '13, James Storm, changes in TNA and more. Two Spot Monkeys interviewed Gabe Sapolsky about Dragon Gate USA, internet PPVs, upcoming shows and more. The Ottawa Sun ran a story on former WWE developmental talent Glen Kulka and his battle with drug addiction.
Former wrestler Jack "Black Jack Daniels" Danielson passed away today at age 83 from dementia. The Rome Observer has an article on Diamond Dallas Page's upcoming appearance for 2CW on August 4. Highspots released a teaser for their The Man Behind the Hunt: Davey Richards release. Extreme Rising released information on a ticket deal for their November show in Philadelphia, PA.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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