RAW, Ratings, TNA, ROH, MVP, Beefcake, GI Joe Dec 12 - 11:16 pm EST
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
There are spoilers from last night's Tribute to the Troops taping at Fort Bragg, NC. There are Superstars spoilers from tonight's RAW in Norfolk, VA. Smackdown will be taped in Raleigh, NC tomorrow night. Friday's Smackdown scored a 2.2 rating.
WWE is reportedly discontinuing their WWE Classics on Demand service this January, likely in preparation for the WWE Network. USA Network issued a press release on six years of ratings success at #1 crediting various programs and at first neglecting to mention RAW and Tough Enough. Syfy issued a press release on their most watch primetime year ever also noting various programs, but not Smackdown.
Triple H appeared via video at Metallica's 30th Anniversary show in San Francisco, CA thanking the band for their music. Sheamus appeared on WAVY's Hampton Roads Show this morning promoting tonight's RAW. A GI Joe: Retaliation trailer was released featuring The Rock. Sgt. Slaughter is rumored to have a role in GI Joe 2 at the suggestion of The Rock.
TNA will run three Impact tapings this week in Orlando, FL starting tonight. TNA will hold a Wild Card tournament to determine new #1 tag team title contenders. Joey Ryan says he's part of TNA's new India TV project, and there's an updated talent list for the show.
Ring of Honor will hold their Final Battle internet PPV on December 23 in New York City, NY. Ring of Honor is asking fans with Verizon FIOS to help prevent the company from dropping stations that carry their TV show in some markets. EVOLVE is making preparation for their EVOLVE 10 event on January 14 being possibly the last wrestling show ever at the ECW Arena. Juggalo Championship Wrestling announced their December 30 internet PPV at the former ECW Arena is cancelled due to the new ownership of the facility.
MVP's latest YouTube video discusses working with Shelton Benjamin and shows Lance Hoyt breakdancing in Japan. New Japan Pro Wrestling released a video promoting MVP and Shelton Benjamin's tag-team match at the Tokyo Dome show on January 4.
Brutus Beefcake told TMZ he's also suing Linda Hogan over allegations he had a gay relationship with Hulk Hogan. Amy "Lita" Dumas is reportedly awaiting a court date for her Friday arrest for speeding and driving on a suspended license. Kevin Sullivan, Robert Gibson and Scott Norton are available for independent booking. PWInsider has cover images for several upcoming wrestling related books.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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