Smackdown, Ziggler, HHH, Jarrett, Russo, ROH Mar 02 - 11:54 pm EST

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Quick Smackdown Results: Sheamus over Dolph Ziggler, Santino Marella over Heath Slater, Eve Torres over Natalya, Big Show over Mark Henry, Justin Gabriel over Drew McIntyre, and Daniel Bryan over Randy Orton via CO.

The RAW crew was in Cornwall, ON today, and tomorrow they're in Ottawa, ON. The Smackdown crew is in Albany, GA tomorrow. WWE is advertising Triple H in the ring for their Madison Square Garden show on March 18. WWE posted the latest episode of Smackdown Backstage Fallout with Natalya, Eve, Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel.

The initial Royal Rumble buyrate numbers appear to be down slightly from last year with an estimated 440,000 buys. There's a content listing for WWE's Edge: You Think You Know Me DVD. WWE posted the trailer for Steve Austin's new film Recoil.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer interviewed Dolph Ziggler about returning to his hometown, local sports teams, his hair and more. Chris Jericho and CM Punk's exchange on RAW made Jimmy Kimmel's latest Unnecessary Censorship segment. WWE posted the latest episode of Zack Ryder's YouTube series featuring appears by Mr. Belding, Dolph Ziggler and Colt Cabana.

The New York Post ran an article on WWE's difficulties getting WWE Network launched. WWE filed for a trademark on Kayfabe. WWE released their amended booking contract with Triple H showing a downside guarantee of $1 million per year.

Last night's Impact scored a 1.0 rating. TNA was in Salinas, KS today, and tomorrow they're in Dodge City, KS. Jeff Jarrett announced he has a role in the film Spring Breakers. Dixie Carter reported that Jesse Sorensen met with doctors and will be out for up to a year. The Dodge City Daily Globe interviewed Christopher Daniels about his start in wrestling, injuries, independent wrestling and more.

Jay Briscoe denied reports that Ring of Honor blocked him from getting signed by WWE. Ring of Honor posted a photo response to the story of them blocking talent from leaving for WWE. Vince Russo issued a statement on his departure from TNA saying it was his choice to walk away. Extreme Reunion is planning to be the largest independent professional wrestling event in the Philadelphia, PA area in over a decade.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading.

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