RAW, Ziggler, Booker T, Dreamer, McGuinness Mar 12 - 11:54 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
Friday's Smackdown scored a 2.2 rating. Smackdown and NXT will be taped in Columbus, OH tomorrow. WWE moved their May 29 Smackdown house show from Lafayette, LA to Baton Rouge, LA. Mark Henry is scheduled for some RAW house shows in May.
There are off air notes and Superstars spoilers from RAW tonight in Cleveland, OH. Chase Stevens was backstage at tonight's RAW to let WWE take a look at him. WWE added a 12 man tag match to Wrestlemania to decide the future of RAW and Smackdown's general managers. Jim Ross says it's just a rumor that he'll be calling Undertaker vs. Triple H at Wrestlemania. Fan Mosaics announced they'll be creating a photo mosaic of John Cena and the Rock to commemorate Wrestlemania with fans able to submit their own photos to be included.
Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero appeared on Cleveland, OH's FOX 8 this morning to promote tonight's RAW. Dolph Ziggler, Alex Riley, and Vickie Guerrero appeared on CBS Sports 92.3 in Cleveland, OH discussing tonight's RAW, Wrestlemania, concussion testing and more. Cleveland, OH's WOIO interviewed Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero about Wrestlemania, gimmick changes, catchphrases and more. Chris Jericho will appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 21. MMA Fighters interviewed Trish Stratus about the use of sex appeal in MMA and wrestling.
THQ's reportedly put the WWE Brawl video game on hold to focus efforts on WWE '13. WWE signed Brodie Lee to a developmental deal. WWE posted the latest episode of WWE Download with Dolph Ziggler.
Universal Studios has Destination X scheduled for July 8. The Erie Times-News spoke to Kurt Angle about his Olympic hopes, injuries, differences from 1996 and more. Jesse Sorensen was scheduled to have new x-rays taken today. There are TNA notes on Rob Van Dam, Abyss, Austin Aries and more.
Booker T's promotion PWA is relaunching under the name Reality of Wrestling with plans for a YouTube series. NWA Ring Warriors released a promo video by Kevin Sullivan for their upcoming Battle of the Belts. Tommy Dreamer/Rhino vs. Raven/CW Anderson has been added to next month's WrestleReunion in Toronto, ON. There are Dragon Gate USA notes on upcoming shows.
Nigel McGuinness' documentary project reached its goal on Kickstarter thanks in part to Daniel Bryan promoting it. Tommy Dreamer's latest column for the Kingston Whig Standard discusses his new merchandise agreement, his film Mancation, loyalty in sports and more. Beulah McGuillicuty's new children's book Gertrude the Great is available for ordering. The first episode of Taz's new Strong Island Lax Chat covering lacrosse is now online.
Linda Hogan wants to see ex-husband Hulk Hogan's sex tape as she believes it will help her defense in his defamation suit against her. Hulk Hogan is up against Britney Spears in the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame's Celebrity Hall of Fame competition with fans deciding the winners. British wrestler Ghent Wakefield is suing University Hospital of North Staffordshire for their treatment of his ruptured biceps which he believes cost him a career in WWE.
The Lawrence Journal World has an article on Chris Gough's Metro Pro Wrestling and some of the wrestlers on the roster. Former WWWF referee Dick Woehrle passed away at age 69 from unspecified causes. Hillsborough Community College's Hawkeye interviewed former NXT rookie Jakob Novak about his time with WWE, pay for developmental talent, future plans and more. Emma Roberts has been added to the Rock's upcoming film Empire State in which he'll play a New York detective.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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