RAW, Mendes, Punk, HBK, Kharma, TNA, ROH Aug 06 - 11:59 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
Friday's Smackdown scored a 1.9 rating. Smackdown will be taped in Houston, TX tomorrow. The RAW crew was in Dothan, AL yesterday with John Cena over Big Show. There are Superstars spoilers from tonight's RAW in San Antonio, TX. Rumors of a confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Ryback at RAW are apparently not true.
WWE aired Shawn Michaels career highlights during commercials as part of the Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night for the live crowd in San Antonio, TX. The Baltimore Sun interviewed Shawn Michaels about appearing on RAW, WWE's plans, branded merchandise and more. FOX San Antonio interviewed Shawn Michaels about tonight's RAW. Sean Waltman was in San Antonio, TX today with Shawn Michaels.
Rosa Mendes was reportedly found by police while crying in a San Antonio International Airport bathroom last night after a flight from Las Vegas, NV where her fiance Jackson Andrews allegedly hit her several times. TMZ reports that WWE released Kharma due to depression related weight gain following her miscarriage, but she's planning to lose the weight, possibly as part of a reality show. Cody Rhodes denied rumors he failed a Wellness Policy test based on an increase in his size. JBL denied speculation he's returning to Smackdown as a color commentator to replace Booker T.
Ted DiBiase Jr. and Kaitlyn took part in a pre-RAW signing at the National Guard Armory in San Antonio, TX this afternoon. JTG posted a Twitter rant on his frustration with WWE management. Booker T's autobiography was released a few weeks ahead of schedule.
WWE released a trailer for their CM Punk: Best in the World release. Toys R Us is doing a promotion for the first ever Triple H COO action figure. WWE's VIP Wrestlemania packages will include a personal tour of WWE headquarters.
TNA was in Tulsa, OK yesterday with Austin Aries over Jeff Hardy. The latest TNA Today features Robbie E and Robbie T. Abyss returned to the ring at last night's Triplemania in Mexico City, Mexico to interfere in Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett's match. Mickie James will appear at the next Bang! TV event on Saturday in Ocala, FL.
Dixie Carter announced Impact will continue to air live through at least the end of September. TNA's contracts for Devon and Bully Ray reportedly expire in about three weeks. TNA and Velvet Sky are reportedly in discussions about her returning to the promotion. The Bowie Baysox advertised Drew "Luke Gallows" Hankinson for the TNA BaseBrawl event on September 1, even though TNA hasn't announced signing him yet.
Ring of Honor will hold their Boiling Point internet PPV on Saturday in Providence, RI. Ring of Honor aired an ad for their Boiling Point event this weekend during RAW in the Providence, RI area. Tommy Dreamer announced he, Big Daddy V and Winter will appear at the debut House of Hardcore show on October 6.
95X's Big Smoothie interviewed John Morrison about his match with Sami Callihan. Davey Richards will be touring Europe for two weeks with appearances with multiple promotions. Shinsuke Nakamura will defend the IWGP Intercontinental championship at the International Wrestling Wars show with Sacramento Wrestling on August 26.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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