WWE, Orton, Rock, HoF, McMahon, Hardy Jan 15 - 11:57 pm EST
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
Epico and Primo defeated Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne to win the WWE Tag Team Championship at today's RAW house show in Oakland, CA. WWE posted a video of Primo, Epico and Rosa celebrating backstage at the house show. John Cena commented on the title change on Twitter. Randy Orton was pulled from this week's TV tapings with his next appearance scheduled for January 23.
Rock is on a 25 day press tour that'll take him around the world. Mike Mooneyham spoke to Ric Flair and Ole Anderson with Flair discussing how he learned WWE's Hall of Fame plans, and Anderson discussing his exclusion from the event and his hostile relationship with Vince McMahon. WWE video game publisher THQ may have cancelled its planned 2014 games as part of its efforts to ready itself for sale.
Sports Business Journal published New Year's Resolutions for several sports company executives including Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Connecticut Republican Senate primary candidate Christopher Shays continued his attack against Linda McMahon for spending $50 million on her last campaign and for WWE's product. The New York Post's Phil Mushnick criticized Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum for his past involvement with WWE.
The Miami Herald interviewed Jeff Hardy about his past substance abuse problems, his art, family and more. The Reading Eagle has an article on Jeff Hardy's visit to Reading Public Library's wrestling club and discussion with children about his career, art, and the importance of reading. Kurt Angle says WWE is interested in him but he's loyal to TNA. Dragon Gate USA champion Johnny Gargano was injured at last night's EVOLVE show at the former ECW Arena leaving the show in an ambulance before being released from the hospital today.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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