Impact, HoF, Ryder, Hogan, Compton, Keibler Jan 12 - 11:59 pm EST
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
The RAW crew is in Yakima, WA tomorrow night. WWE may use the RAW Roulette gimmick at next week's Smackdown in Las Vegas, NV. RAW will be held in Atlanta, GA the week before Wrestlemania. WWE released box art for their upcoming Rock DVD.
There's speculation Triple H's visit to the New York Giants practice yesterday may have been related to WWE using the MetLife Stadium for Wrestlemania in 2013 or 2014. Ric Flair confirmed he'll appear on stage at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, and possibly at Wrestlemania 28. Lanny Poffo says he hasn't heard from WWE about whether his brother Randy Savage will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. The Rome News Tribute noted the induction of native Arn Anderson into WWE's Hall of Fame.
Chris Jericho says his new light-up jacket was made by Jonathan A Logan, who also made David Lee Roth's costumes. Jim Ross' latest BBQ blog entry discusses WWE's Horsemen selection, Brodus Clay's character, Chris Jericho and more. Zack Ryder was reportedly at Lucasfilm in California today working on a project. The latest Zack Ryder YouTube episode is missing Zack Ryder due to his on-air injury.
CM Punk will appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on June 2. Comic writer and editor Jim Shooter discussed his work with WWF in the 1990s while at Valiant Comics and on a live action Fatale character played by Playmate Traci Adell. Former Representative Christopher Shays attacked Republican primary opponent Linda McMahon for her time with WWE and for her campaign spending.
TNA was in Wallingford, CT today, and tomorrow they're in White Plains, NY. The UK's Daily Star interviewed Dixie Carter about taping Impact in the UK, Sting retiring, Hulk Hogan and more. New York's Newsday interviewed Matt Morgan and Velvet Sky to promote TNA's show in Westbury, NY last week. WWE and TNA will have head to head tapings in Orlando, FL on April 3.
Hulk Hogan told TMZ he's planning to shave his mustache and head to help him land more acting roles. The American Mustache Institute says they hope Hogan reconsiders shaving his mustache as it is inspiration to others. Todd Grisham revealed he's battling a kidney stone. Lucha wrestler MS-1 passed away today in an automobile accident.
Former CZW owner John Zandig will return to Saturday's final show at the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia, PA against DJ Hyde in a Death Match. 2CW will hold a Slamming for John benefit wrestling show on January 21 in Ithaca, NY to raise money for John Pascarella's cancer treatment. There are Ring of Honor notes on their upcoming shows, Veda Scott, TV penetration and more.
Alex Marvez interviewed Cliff Compton about his nightmarish Nigerian tour, his time in WWE, independent wrestling and more. The UK's Sun interviewed Diamond Dallas Page about his time in WWE, Yoga for Regular Guys, his new deal with Warner Bros. and more. The Young Bucks are taking independent bookings. Louisville, KY's WHAS has a story on the local run of wrestling play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.
The Hollywood Reporter included Stacy Keibler's fashion selection in their National Board of Review Awards coverage and also noted her relationship with George Clooney. Stacy Keibler told Access Hollywood that George Clooney is not allowed to play pranks on her and that she gets to pick her own wardrobe for the red carpet. Stacy Keibler is scheduled for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tomorrow.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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