Ratings, Kharma, Ryder, YouTube, Roode, ROH Jan 31 - 11:28 pm EST
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
WWE is advertising Triple H for RAWs leading up to Wrestlemania. The Rock is now officially advertised for most of the RAWs leading up to Wrestlemania following Elimination Chamber. WWE is advertising the end of John Cena and Kane's feud at Elimination Chamber. TMZ reports that Kharma gave birth on December 31 allowing her to return for the Royal Rumble last weekend.
The Topeka Capital-Journal interviewed Zack Ryder about baseball, dream matches, Wrestlemania and more. Complex interviewed Layla about WWE '12, seeing herself in a video game, her gaming habits and more. WWE.com noted Mick Foley's family's appearance on Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC tonight. Jim Ross' latest BBQ blog entry discusses the Royal Rumble, the Hall of Fame, Wrestlemania and more.
WWE posted the first episode of WWE Inbox with wrestlers answering fan questions. WWE released a preview of their WWE Download YouTube series, featuring Dolph Ziggler introducing video clips. WWE hired former Warner Bros. executive Eric Pankowski as their senior vice-president of creative and development, responsible for all TV creative development, and reporting to Stephanie McMahon. THQ is facing NASDAQ delisting as its stock price fell below $1 for 30 days.
South Carolina Now interviewed Bobby Roode about his start in wrestling, joining TNA, winning the TNA Championship and more. Hulk Hogan will co-host the Wendy Williams Show on February 9. Kurt Angle served as guest pundit on the UK's Premier League for the BBC, offering his predictions in this week's games.
Offset TV interviewed X-pac and Marty Jannetty. Sports Vibe interviewed Shawn Daivari about his time in WWE, joining TNA, Ring Ka King and more. Sports Vibe interviewed Hurricane Helms about his time in wrestling, his time in WWE, his current wrestling activity and more.
Ring of Honor released an initial list of talent for their Wrestlemania weekend shows in Florida. Ring of Honor announced match between the Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions the Briscoes and the Young Bucks for their 10th anniversary show on March 4 in New York City, NY. California's Territory League will hold the First Annual Rodney Anoa'i Championship Cup on March 27 in Hollywood, CA honoring Yokozuna. World Wrestling Fan Xperience's upcoming Champions Showcase in the Philippines will be available as an internet PPV. There are Dragon Gate USA notes on their Los Angeles debut, injuries, CHIKARA and more.
Japanese card game company Bushiroad purchased New Japan Pro Wrestling from video game company Yukes for about $6.5 million. Brock Lesnar's last UFC oppoenent Alistair Overeem was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly shoving a woman in the face on January 2 in Las Vegas, NV.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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