Ratings, Jericho, Rock, Valentine, Russo, Sorensen Feb 14 - 10:50 pm EST

Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp

Last night's RAW scored a 3.0 rating (2.9 / 3.1). Smackdown and NXT were taped in Fresno, CA tonight. Smackdown on April 10 in Hampton, VA is expected to air live on Syfy. WWE's Smackdown crew will tour Japan in August.

Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio Jr. were backstage at RAW last night. Shawn Michaels commented on a few non-storyline items about his appearance on RAW last night. Mick Foley was concerned over the danger of Zack Ryder's stunt on last night's RAW. WWE.com posted backstage video with Shawn Michaels following his on-air segment with Triple H. WWE posted a new Backstage Fallout from RAW with CM Punk, Miz and Kofi Kingston.

KTLA Morning News interviewed Chris Jericho about WWE's February 24 RAW, recovering from a herniated disk with yoga, Fozzy and more. The UK's Silvervision interviewed Mick Foley about his comedy tour of the UK, Tori Amos, Wrestlemania and more. WWE.com spoke to Greg Valentine for Valentine's Day about his wrestling family, tag team wrestling, today's wrestlers and more. The Miami Herald interviewed former WWE announcer Craig DeGeorge about his time in WWE, picking his name, his broadcasting career, and more.

MTV interviewed the Rock about his upcoming Wrestlemania match with John Cena. Michael Bay's film Pain and Gain starring the Rock will be filming in early spring. The UK's Silvervision released details on WWE's upcoming Edge: You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge release. Mark Henry is being inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame on March 3 in Columbus, OH.

There are Impact spoilers from last night's taping in Orlando, FL. Sting praised the New York Giants' Brandon Jacobs for his work at last night's Impact tapings. The New York Post spoke to Brandon Jacobs about his involvement with TNA and wrestling. A brief clip from last night's Impact taping with Brandon Jacobs appeared on ESPN SportsCenter today.

Dixie Carter announced TNA and Vince Russo have mutually parted ways calling the separation amicable and professional. Jim Cornette responded to the Russo news in a positive manner. Doctors are reportedly hopeful that Jesse Sorensen will eventually make a full recovery as he continues to recover feeling and movement in his extremities. Kurt Angle says doctors estimate Sorensen's recovery will take a year, but he thinks he can do it in four months.

Dragon Gate USA announced their Open the Ultimate Gate internet PPV will be available for only $1.99 for the live broadcast in an effort to broaden their audience. Ring of Honor added Jay Lethal vs. Tommaso Ciampa for their Television Championship to their 10th Anniversary show in New York City, NY on March 4. Ring of Honor Champion Davey Richards will challenge Prince Devitt for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title on March 10 in Japan. Japan's SMASH promotion will feature Fit Finlay vs. Tajiri as the main event for their February 19 show.

The Abbotsford Times has an article on filming of Steve Austin's new film The Package this month. Trish Stratus' new film Bounty Hunters is scheduled for release on February 28. Jimmy Snuka is working on an autobiography for release this fall. Kayfabe Commentaries released a trailer for Being a Horseman with JJ Dillon. New York's Post-Star ran an article on the closing of Donnie "Brenden" Bronson's Omega Sports memorabilia store last week after news of several wrestlers being falsely advertised for appearances broke.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading.

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