Ratings, Punk, JR, Phoenix, TNA, NJPW Jan 04 - 11:05 pm EST
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
Brodus Clay is expected to debut before or at the Royal Rumble where he may make a strong showing. Hunico's partner Camacho is WWE developmental talent and son of Haku Donny Marlow. Several developmental talents recently toured with WWE for evaluation purposes. Carlos Colon says he's discussed offering WWC's video library to WWE for use on WWE Network.
Randy Orton explained his back injury and the reason for his time off from the ring. Mark Henry is receiving praise for continuing to work with a groin injury despite the pain. Miz and Eve were scheduled to appear at tonight's Anaheim Ducks NHL game to promote RAW on January 16. Beth Phoenix called out Chelsea Handler for her recent comments about women's wrestling and invited her to RAW next month at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
CM Punk will reportedly accompany UFC middleweight champion Chael Sonnen to the cage at his fight against Mark Munoz on January 28 in Chicago, IL, although it's apparently not part of a deal between WWE and UFC. A drunk Dana White said he'd allow Brock Lesnar to go to WWE. Jim Ross was sporting facial hair during his appearance at last night's Oklahoma City Thunder NBA game. Jim Ross' latest BBQ blog entry discusses Chris Jericho's return, his new look, his birthday and more.
50 Cent references Shawn Michaels in LoveRance's new rap song Up! Remix. Shawn Michaels thanked 50 Cent for the mention in his rap. Roddy Piper will reportedly be part of WWE Network's Legends House reality series to begin filming next month in Florida, although he is indicating he may not be a fan of the idea. Roddy Piper says he has one more big match in him. Jerry Lawler will work an eight-man tag match with Dory Funk Jr. for a BANG! TV taping on January 21 in Ocala, FL.
TNA announced a new multi-year deal with Africa's SuperSport network. Indian cricket player Harbhajan Singh will be promoting TNA's Ring Ka King show in India. Dixie Carter says they've started planning for Slammiversary at TNA celebrates its 10th anniversary.
New Japan Pro Wrestling held their annual Tokyo Dome show today with MVP, Shelton Benjamin and several Ring of Honor talents on the card. Ring of Honor's TV show will debut in West Palm Beach, FL on Saturday. WWE, Ring of Honor and CHIKARA will all be running shows in the Chicago, IL area during the final weekend of April. John "Morrison" Hennigan will appear at World Wrestling Fan Xperience's show on February 4 in Manilla, Philippines replacing Ken Anderson in a match against Shelton Benjamin.
SLAM has an article on Oshawa promoter Pat Milosh and his four decades in the business. USA Today published a photo of Torrie Wilson with Alex Rodriguez at Tuesday's Los Angeles Lakers game. 1980's valet Dark Journey will make her first convention appearance at WrestleReunion later this month in Los Angeles, CA. Wrestling documentary Fake It So Real will premiere in New York City from January 13-19.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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