Ratings, Shaq, Punk, Foley, Rock, ROH, Tyson Feb 22 - 11:28 pm EST
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
WWE denied reports that Shaq will be wrestling at Wrestlemania. Daytona 500 race organizers are reportedly hoping John Cena will boost their ratings on Sunday when he serves as celebrity race starter. Jim Ross joined the broadcast team for a portion of tonight's Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics NBA game. WWE is reportedly working on a Biggest Matches in ECW History DVD for release in June.
Hot 97 New York interviewed CM Punk about his problem with Chris Brown. CM Punk appeared on CNN's Showbiz Tonight to discuss his feud with Chris Brown. California's Press-Enterprise interviewed Eve about WWE's upcoming show in Ontario, live events vs. television, her fellow Divas and more. Rockford, IL's WREX has an article on David Otunga's visit to German Valley Grade School to promote WWE's anti-bullying campaign.
Between the Ropes interviewed Mick Foley about his Royal Rumble appearance, future matches, The Rock becoming a star and more. Busted Open spoke to Ron Simmons about the Rock's time in the Nation of Domination and growth into a movie star. Shane McMahon's YOU On Demand signed a deal with Walt Disney Co. to distribute their video-on-demand movies in China.
Amazing Red's been added to Ring of Honor's 10th Anniversary show on March 4 in New York City, NY. Ring of Honor upgraded their production equipment at their last TV taping. Family Wrestling Entertainment will hold their No Limits show on Saturday with Tommy Dreamer vs. Charlie Haas and Tara vs. Maria. Matt Hardy will face Luke Gallows for the UCW promotion on Friday in Georgia.
New Jack reportedly knocked out Brian Knobbs last night backstage at a Florida independent show after Knobbs criticized the show and New Jack's performance. Former CZW owner John Zandig's son John Corson Jr. was involved in an accident with a freight train in Camden, NJ that may have resulted in the loss of his legs. SportsVibe interviewed Batista about Scorpion King 3, using his martial arts skills in his role, shooting the film and more. Diva-Dirt interviewed Maria about her upcoming return to the ring, Ring of Honor, WWE and more.
Dan Patrick interviewed Mike Tyson about his upcoming WWE Hall of Fame induction and his pick for the best wrestler of all-time. Road Warrior Animal discussed turning down a chance to appear in the Royal Rumble with the Busted Open radio show. Alex Koslov and Jesse Neal are available for independent bookings. Pro Wrestling PPV is looking for play by play and color announcers for upcoming projects.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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