Impact, WM, Rock, Otunga, Hart, Hogan Mar 15 - 11:59 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
WWE is in Montreal, QC tomorrow. WWE setup a new Wrestlemania match of Extra's Maria Menonous and Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres on tonight's episode of the show. USA Network's pre-Wrestlemania special on Rock and John Cena now has the title Rock/Cena - Once In A Lifetime. WWE released The Rock's RAW Rock Concert on iTunes for $1.29.
WWE Studios and Lionsgate signed a two movie deal with the first film a remake of the horror film Leprechaun. WWE is discontinuing their mobile text operation at the end of the month. WWE is interested in amateur college wrestler Derek Foore with a visit to Florida Championship Wrestling scheduled. WWE posted a Happy Pi Day video yesterday.
WWE posted an Outside the Ring profile on Daniel Bryan featuring his MMA training and vegan eating. The Miami Herald interviewed Edge about the WWE Hall of Fame, retirement, writing a new book and more. Jim Ross shared some of his memories of the Four Horsemen with WWE.com. VOC Nation interviewed Joey Styles about the closing of the ECW Arena, TNA, the Hall of Fame and more.
The Rock appeared on On the Air with Ryan Seacrest today. Stephanie McMahon, David Otunga and Big Show appeared at Bridgeport, CT's Luis Munoz Marin School today for their BA Star anti-bullying program. David Otunga and Jennifer Hudson's 2 year-old son sassed a TMZ cameraman telling him he wasn't funny. Linda McMahon is trying to portray herself as a job creator in the Connecticut Senate race.
TNA was in Biloxi, MS today, and tomorrow they're in Pensacola, FL. TNA scheduled a Basebrawl event for August 18 in Lexington, KY. Kevin Nash, Carlito and Chris Masters will appear for IPW UK and Nu-Wrestling Evolution in London, England on April 28. DH Smith is planning for his first MMA fight in 8-12 months.
Bret Hart says no one from WWE has contacted him about possibly inducting Yokozuna in to the Hall of Fame. Arda Ocal interviewed Bret Hart about past Wrestlemania, his Hall of Fame speech, injuries and more. ESPN's Fantasy Baseball Focus podcast interviewed Shawn Michaels about Wrestlemania, personal feuds, his charity raffle and more. Steve Austin's latest blog entry discusses his plans to go hunting with Shawn Michaels for his TV series.
Hulk Hogan's breach of contract lawsuit against ex-wife Linda Hogan was dismissed today with the judge finding their divorce agreement cleared her of any liabilities. Former AWA announcer Kenneth Resnick and his mother were allegedly victims of a fraudulent investment scheme involving the Minnesota Vikings' former players Stu Voight and Ron Yary. Jim Neidhart was arrested for contempt of court yesterday in Florida related to his 2010 court hearing on theft and controlled substance possession charges.
Independent wrestler Donte "Dangerous Damian Kass" Dunnagan was injured trying to stop a knife wielding attacker at his Columbus, OH office building and is now hospitalized in stable condition. Busted Open interviewed Kevin Sullivan about WrestleReunion, WCW, MMA and more. TMZ noted that George Clooney visited the White House last night without Stacy Keibler who is modeling in Barcelona.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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