Impact, WWE Network, Slaughter, Sting, Rock Feb 02 - 11:07 pm EST
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
The RAW crew is in Topeka, KS tomorrow night. Sheamus will appear on the cover of WWE's Royal Rumble release. XXL Mag interviewed Machine Gun Kelly about WWE using his song Invincible for Wrestlemania 28 and whether he'll be performing at the show. Jim Ross will be attending RAW but doesn't know if he'll appear on TV.
California's Desert Sun profiled the Harpo Marx Estates in Rancho Mirage where WWE's Legends House will be filmed. WWE is reportedly working on a new series focused on cruiserweight style wrestlers to air on the WWE Network later this year. WWE is working on a CM Punk DVD set covering his career with a release planned this year. THQ reported their fiscal 2012 third quarter results noting they shipped more than 2 million copies of WWE '12.
Jesse James said he was attending tonight's Florida Championship Wrestling taping to check out the talent. Ohio Valley Wrestling announced WWE signed Marcus Anthony to a developmental deal. Sgt. Slaughter attended the Washington Auto Show where he appeared with Dancing with the Stars' JR Martinez for a tribute to the troops.
TNA was in Columbia, SC today, and tomorrow they're in Florence, SC. Orlando, FL's 740 The Game interviewed Sting about Impact in London, his health, TNA's 2011 and more. Sting posted a new YouTube video promoting tonight's Impact taped in London, England. TNA released Direct Auto Insurance's new ad with Matt Morgan. TNA posted a new episode of So Cal Val's Pillow Talk with Sarita.
SportsVibe interviewed John Morrison about his start in wrestling, his character, leaving WWE and more. Metro Calgary ran a story on Bret Hart's participation in the National Geographic's Genographic Project investigating his DNA to find his deep ancestors going back to 60,000 years. USA Today published a preview of the upcoming Hasbro GI Joe: Retaliation action figures including The Rock as Roadblock. Ed Harris is rumored to appear in Michael Bay's upcoming film Pain and Gain also starring The Rock.
Combat Zone Wrestling will be working with Dragon Gate USA on their Wrestlemania weekend shows. Resistance Pro Wrestling released a trailer for their Vicious Circle show scheduled for February 17 in Chicago, IL. Colt Cabana, Luke Gallows and Cliff Compton are working on a Wrestling Roadside Diaries sequel.
The George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame announced special awards for Dan Severn and Road Warrior Animal at their upcoming Hall of Fame induction ceremony. WrestleReunion will hold their first international event in Toronto, ON in mid-April. The federal government shut down 16 websites and arrested Yonjo Quiroa for illegally streaming sports and PPV events with Homeland Security finding him by posing as a WWE representative looking to buy some of his domain names.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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