Impact, Wrestlemania, Punk, Foley, Angle, Hero Feb 16 - 11:32 pm EST

Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp

Quick Impact Results: Robert Roode over Jeff Hardy, Austin Aries/Zema Ion over Alex Shelley/Shannon Moore, Madison Rayne won the Knockouts #1 contender Battle Royal, and James Storm over Bully Ray.

WWE issued a press release on Wrestlemania 29 next year in New Jersey and New York. New Jersey's Record, ESPN New York and CBS New York were among the many news outlets to cover today's Wrestlemania press conference. Michael Feeney posted clips of The Rock and John Cena being interviewed following the press conference. The New York Giants' David Diehl teased John Cena about his support for the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl. The Rock announced he'll appear at Wrestlemania 29 next year. CM Punk and Daniel Bryan reportedly missed the press conference due to other media duties. WWE is reportedly not even considering Wrestlemania 30's location yet.

Dusty Rhodes will host WWE's Clash of the Champions DVD due for release on May 22. WWE released a poster for upcoming film Bending the Rules featuring Edge. WWE is expected to release a new Wrestlefest game for iOS featuring current and classic wrestlers.

CM Punk is nominated for Most Metal Athlete in the Revolver Golden Gods Awards to be hosted by Chris Jericho on April 11. WWE may launch a new web design following Wrestlemania. There are WWE notes on Sheamus, WWE licensing, Legends House and more.

WWE.com interviewed Zack Ryder and Eve Torres about her kissing John Cena on RAW. Mick Foley and Eve Torres launched their Wrestlemania Weekend Raffle to benefit the RAINN charity. Mick Foley's upcoming tour of Europe will include meet and greet sessions.

The Greenwich Time has an article on Linda McMahon's and Christopher Shays' campaign managers' salaries with each paying their manager $15,000 per month. Christopher Shays is having a difficult time spreading his message in some Linda McMahon strongholds. Lionsgate signed a deal with Shane McMahon's YOU On Demand to gain entry for its movies into China.

BBC Sport interviewed Kurt Angle about his best match and his Olympic comeback attempt. One Sided Ring interviewed Bully Ray about being the bad guy, tag team wrestling, D-Von and more. SportsVibe interviewed Tara about her start in wrestling, Wrestlemania, TNA vs. WWE and more. Robbie E. is now blogging for Spike TV's website. There are TNA notes on post-Russo changes, All Wheels Wresting, Ring Ka King and more.

Chris Hero debuted in Florida Championship Wrestling tonight with the new name Kassius Ohno. Matt Hardy's been added to WrestleReunion in Miami, FL on April 1. WrestleReunion released the lineup for their Tribute to Florida Championship Wrestling on March 30. Tajiri's SMASH promotion may re-open in the future with new financial backers.

John Morrison is exploring a career in comedy with performances at improv shows. Stacy Keibler was in New York City this week investigating dresses she might wear to the Oscars with George Clooney. Chyna is working on a wrestling themed adult video with other stars portraying Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Triple H and others.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading.

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