Ratings, Punk, Miz, WWWF, McMahon, ROH Aug 14 - 11:59 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
Miz and Party City will present a check to Make-A-Wish at Summerslam AXXESS on Saturday in Los Angeles, CA. The Austin Chronicle interviewed Chris Jericho about balancing wrestling and music, touring differences, Sin and Bones and more.s NBC's Stars Earn Stripes with Eve debuted in second place in its time slot behind Fox's Hotel Hell and Hell's Kitchen.
WWE's CM Punk Best in the World documentary will screen in Chicago on October 7 with CM Punk in attendance. Sportstown Chicago interviewed CM Punk about his potential title defense against the Rock at Royal Rumble. CM Punk appeared at the Chicago Comic Con over the weekend.
The original WWWF Championship belt was discovered in the attic of the late Johnny Barend, likely given to him by Buddy Rogers. WWE held a talent meeting last night to discuss grievances and proper use of social media. WWE is rebranding Florida Championship Wrestling to NXT. WWE released an official NXT staff roster.
Linda McMahon won today's Republican Senate primary in Connecticut, putting her in a race with Democrat Chris Murphy. Linda McMahon's Senate campaign has reportedly spent $1.5 million on TV advertising. The Connecticut Post interviewed Brian "Abraham Washington" Josie about his belief he was fired for a Linda McMahon tweet, his Kobe Bryan comment, how he was fired and more.
The latest TNA Today features Pat Kenney. Kurt Angle apologized to TNA and WWE fans for his comments about CM Punk. There are TNA notes on Spike TV, Miss Tessmacher, the Gutcheck Challenge and more.
Ring of Honor's parent company Sinclair Broadcasting announced that their carriage deal with Disk Network expires tomorrow and viewers may lose their channels. There are Ring of Honor notes on upcoming TV tapings, DVD releases, replays and more. CLASH announced Alex Shelley vs. Petey Williams for their Grappolganza show on August 25 in Taylor, MI. Pro Wrestling Syndicate announced the first ever match between Rikishi and Vader on October 12 in Rahway, NJ. WrestleCon announced several more wrestlers for their Wrestlemania weekend event including King Kong Bundy, Geoerge Steele, Sandman and Barry Horowitz.
JBL may be returning to the WWE in an announcing role. Ric Flair's appearance at the Gathering of the Juggalos was cut short over the weekend after he was struck with a water bottle thrown from the crowd. Matt Morgan continued to tease his future plans on Twitter with references to Impact and RAW.
Maryse was the photo gallery of the day for Sports Illustrated. Hollywood Tuna also posted a Maryse photo gallery. TMZ released photos from Linda Hogan's recent rap video shoot for Ricky Romance.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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