Ratings, Tensai, McMahons, Angle, Kamala Jul 31 - 11:09 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
There are live notes from last night's RAW in Cincinnati, OH. There's speculation that the RAW fire's cause was either an accidental pyrotechnic discharge, or pyrotechnics being placed too close to the side panels during testing. Cincinnati's WKRC CBS 12 covered WWE's pre-RAW fire. WWE's latest RAW Backstage Fallout features AJ, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler and more.
There are Superstars and Smackdown spoilers from tonight's taping in Indianapolis, IN. WWE announced Smackdown's new general manager after teasing the news earlier in the day. Survivor Series will be held in Indianapolis, IN on November 18.
WWE apologized and announced Matt "Tensai" Bloom will be reprimanded for an inappropriate Tout using a Japanese stereotype. TMZ noted WWE's apology for Abraham Washington's Kobe Bryant joke during RAW last night. WWE.com interviewed Randy Orton about his return after a 60 day vacation. Jim Ross' latest BBQ blog entry discusses three-hour RAW, Summerslam, football and more.
Chris Jericho will make a spoken-word appearance for Rockstars Say The Funniest Things in London, England on November 25. Kelly Kelly appears on the cover of Maxim's 2013 calendar. Mark Henry made an appearance with the National Guard tonight in New Jersey. CM Punk and John Cena are both being advertised for the Chicago Comic Con next month.
Vince and Linda McMahon have lost about $500 billion in the past couple years due to the decline of WWE's stock value. WWE Studios' film No One Lives with Brodus Clay will be screened at the Toronto Film Festival in September. British wrestler and possible WWE developmental signee Andre Tyson was arrested after a bar fight in Leeds, UK.
Thursday's Impact scored a 1.1 rating. TNA Gut Check winner Sam Shaw signed a developmental deal with the company. The Star-Telegram's Big Mac Blog spoke to one of the film makers behind the Kurt Angle Funny or Die Olympics video about the filming process and a longer director's cut version.
Ring of Honor released a Briscoe Brothers: Since Day One 2-disc DVD set. Mike Tyson's one-man show The Undisputed Truth opened on Broadway tonight at the Longacre Theater. Kamala released a video on YouTube saying groups claiming to raise money for him aren't actually, and that if you want to help him you can mail him directly.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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