WWE, WM, Austin, TE, TNA, JAPW, OK, NWA Mar 14 - 11:57 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
Sheamus is visiting Australia this weekend to promote Wrestlemania and WWE's August tour. WWE will be touring Mexico in May. WWE's draft is expected to occur in late April or early May, possibly on the three hour RAW on April 23. WWE updated the card for Sunday's Madison Square Garden house show With Triple H/CM Punk/Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho/Dolph Ziggler/Cody Rhodes in the main event.
WWE posted the latest episode of WWE Inbox with John Cena, Randy Orton, R-Truth and other wrestlers answering questions. Edge's film Bending the Rules will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 27. Live Audio Wrestling interviewed Steve Austin about the possibility of returning to wrestling, CM Punk, Rock vs. Cena and more.
Mike Tyson will be signing autographs at AXXESS for a fee. Torrie Wilson and Alex Rodriguez are scheduled to attend Wrestlemania. There are Wrestlemania notes on announced matches, match placement, Miz and more.
Brother Devon is scheduled for this weekend's TNA house shows after being off TV for a few months. There are TNA notes on YouTube, Jesse Sorensen, Jeremy Borash and more. MLB.com interviewed AJ Pierzynski about whether he'll return to wrestling in the future.
Ring of Honor announced a free fanfest as part of their Wrestlemania weekend show in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on March 30. There are Ring of Honor notes on Rhino, Lance Storm, upcoming shows and more. Jersey All Pro Wrestling announced that the April 14 show in Rahway, NJ will be their final one. Dragon Gate USA updated their Wrestlemania weekend cards.
Tajiri's SMASH promotion held their final show today in Tokyo, Japan. Colt Cabana and Eddie Edwards will take part in NOAH's Global Tag League 2012 next month in Japan. The Oklahoma State Athletic Commission announced they'll stop accepting applications for boxing, MMA and professional wrestling events after March 31, thus prohibiting them in the state, possibly due to UFC's threat to sue the commission over a 4% tax on PPV events. There are additional details on the lawsuit against NWA's parent company Pro Wrestling Organization, LLC and various board members relating to the jurisdiction and allegations of insurance fraud.
Former Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs is competing on the Bellator 61 preliminary card this Friday against Trey Houston. Pro MMA Now interviewed Jeremiah Riggs about his return to MMA, signing with Bellator, future plans and more. Utah's City Weekly interviewed former Tough Enough contestant Martin Casaus about his background, the results of Tough Enough, contact with WWE and more.
The UK's Sun interviewed Kurrgan about his start in wrestling, his time with WWE, his acting career and more. Punch Drunk Critics took a look at Batista's role in the new Riddick film with Vin Diesel. NJ.com profiled referee Dick Woehrle following his death on Monday. Boucher Funeral Home ran a brief obituary on Dick Woehrle.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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