WWE, Ziggler, Lesnar, Rock, Bagwell Apr 25 - 11:59 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
Richmond Magazine interviewed Dolph Ziggler about visiting Richmond, his education, celebrities in wrestling and more. Michigan Live interviewed Maxine about her ties to Grand Rapids, MI, her character, injuries and more. The Miami Herald interviewed Antonio Cesaro about WWE's recent signings, moving to the main roster, Chris Hero and more. The Jersey Journal has an article on 14 year-old Zach Bittiger's Make-A-Wish trip to Wrestlemania along with a photo of him with Mick Foley.
WWE updated their monthly business numbers showing a decline in numbers over the past couple years. Brock Lesnar is now being advertised for Monday's RAW in Dayton, OH. Ryback's opponent on this week's Smackdown is independent wrestler Justin Mane. Shawn Michaels signed a deal with EyeBlack for a line of custom products featuring his catchphrases and nicknames.
The Rock says he joined the GI Joe movie franchise to help improve it after watching the 2009 film. Coming Soon interviewed the Rock about Pain and Gain and working with Michael Bay on it. Collider interviewed the Rock about GI Joe, Pain and Gain, Fast 6 and more. FoxNews has a story on Rock's potential presidential ambitions.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution ran a story on Buff Bagwell's car accident that left him with broken bones in his neck, face and jaw. TMZ obtained the police report on the Bagwell accident that indicates he called his wife before the accident to tell her he was getting ready to have a seizure. Georgia's UCW promotion says doctors are waiting for Bagwell's facial and neck swelling to decrease before they operate.
Colt Cabana and Adam Pearce's Best of Seven series for the NWA Heavyweight Championship will start with a first blood match in Glendale, CA on May 13. There are EVOLVE notes on Uhaa Nation, Low Ki, internet PPVs and more. There are Extreme Reunion notes on potential surprises, booking changes, weekend events and more.
The Buffalo News profiled Dick "The Destroyer" Beyer and his popularity in Japan. The Programme interviewed Teddy Hart about Stampede Wrestling, wrestling innovation, Shawn Michaels and more. InsideSTL interviewed American Idol's James Durbin about working with WWE's BA Star anti-bullying campaign, being a WWE fan, Chris Jericho and more. MMA Weekly interviewed Dana White about Brock Lesnar's UFC accomplishments, his short UFC career, his return to WWE and more.
Roddy Piper appears on this week's Celebrity House Hunting episode on Biography. Chyna is appearing in the Vivid Avengers XXX parody film as She-Hulk.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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