Ratings, FCW, Rock, Cena, JR, RVD, Austin, Hart Mar 20 - 11:51 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
There are NXT, Superstars and Smackdown spoilers from tonight's taping in Newark, NJ. WWE announced another Hall of Fame inductee at tonight's Smackdown taping. Evan Bourne wasn't scheduled for this week's TV tapings despite his suspension expiring a few days ago. Sunny visited backstage at tonight's Smackdown taping.
WWE and NBC Universal announced their Once in a Lifetime -- Rock vs. Cena special will air on 11 different networks prior to Wrestlemania. Fox and Friends interviewed John Cena about his Wrestlemania match against the Rock, and his car accident prior to yesterday's RAW. WWE issued a press release on Flo Rida and Machine Gun Kelly performing at Wrestlemania.
June 17's No Way Out PPV in East Rutherford, NJ tickets will go on presale tomorrow with the password WWENEWJERSEY. WWE changed the dates of their June Georgia house shows, with the Augusta show moving to June 2 from June 3, and the Savannah show moving to June 3 from June 2. WWE posted a clip of their WWE Classics Legends Roundtable with Jim Ross discussing the Rock's return and whether he's stealing someone's spot.
The Belleville-Nutley Patch interviewed Christian about tonight's Smackdown, his ankle injury, Edge and more. Jim Ross' latest BBQ blog entry discusses RAW, Wrestlemania, FCW and more. Ted DiBiase Jr.'s latest blog entry discusses his recent shoulder surgery and other injuries. The Miami Herald interviewed fans waiting to meet Jack Swagger at an autograph signing last week.
There were reports last night that WWE will be shutting down Florida Championship Wrestling, but WWE denied the story saying FCW is not closing but they'll be announcing changes to the WWE developmental system after Wrestlemania. FCW's weekly TV show on Brighthouse Sports Network does appear to be ending, possibly due to TV tapings moving to another Florida network. Cody Rhodes is scheduled to appear at tomorrow's FCW show in Orlando, FL. A hearing is scheduled for April 2 regarding Anthony Dash's lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WWE over allegedly using his music without permission at Wrestlemania 24 and RAW, with WWE asking for a summary judgement on his copyright infringement and lost profit claims.
There are Impact spoilers from last night's taping in Orlando, FL, including news of a big return. Rob Van Dam is scheduled for this weekend's TNA house shows. There are TNA notes on Bruce Prichard, expiring contracts, Jeremy Borash and more. Sportsvibe interviewed Christopher Daniels about his career, Hulk Hogan, comic books and more.
Steve Austin began answering fan questions via video on YouTube. Arda Ocal continued his interview with Bret Hart discussing his past Wrestlemanias, Tyson Kidd, Natalya's flatulence and more. Lou D'Angeli apologized for using his Twitter presence to share his thoughts on Resistance Pro and how he feels they've used and abused the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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