Ratings, Wrestlemania, HoF, Punk, Rock, RVD Mar 27 - 11:21 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
WWE announced Ric Flair will appear at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony to be inducted with the Four Horsemen. WWE reportedly completed a deal with TNA yesterday to allow Flair to attend the ceremony. TNA and Ric Flair's representative Legacy Talent issued a press release on Flair attending the Hall of Fame ceremony with comments from Flair and Dixie Carter.
JBL commented on inducting Ron Simmons into the WWE Hall of Fame this weekend. WWE will be releasing a Hall of Fame 2012 soundtrack on iTunes with theme music of the inductees and inductors. Dory and Terry Funk will appear at AXXESS on Saturday before attending the Hall of Fame ceremony, as well as Sunday prior to Wrestlemania.
CM Punk and Steve Austin continued their Twitter feud to build up a possible match at next year's Wrestlemania. The Chicago Tribune interviewed CM Punk about his style, reaction to his summer promo, re-signing with WWE and more. The Chicago Tribune also posted additional comments from CM Punk about his relationship with Vince McMahon, Rock's return, John Cena and more.
The Los Angeles Times interviewed David Otunga about the pressure of Wrestlemania, his favorite Wrestlemania memories, his future and more. Zack Ryder and Alicia Fox threw out the first pitch at a Miami Marlins Spring Training game today. Miz is scheduled to attend USA Network's upfront event in May. If Big Show can win the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania, he'll have won every active WWE title he's eligible to hold.
The Miami Herald interviewed the Rock and several people that know him about his return to WWE for Wrestlemania, his past in Miami, his diverse career and more. New Orleans' Times-Picayune noted Rock will be in the area filming Empire State in the coming months. Randy Orton will star in The Marine: Homefront with production scheduled to begin in June.
WWE's Hell in a Cell is scheduled for October 28 in in Atlanta, GA. The Miami Herald interviewed Ricky Steamboat about his health, teaching in Florida Championship Wrestling, future WWE stars and more. The Miami Herald interviewed Andy Leavine about his work in Florida Championship Wrestling since winning Tough Enough.
The Miami Herald has an article on the importance of Wrestlemania to WWE's business and the amount of money some fans spend on attending the show. Linda McMahon is taking a brief break from her Senate campaign to attend Wrestlemania this week. E! News is running a four part series on WWE this week. Sports betting website Bovada released betting odds on Wrestlemania matches.
There are TNA notes on Chris Sabin, James Storm, upcoming tapings and more. EVOLVE announced they won't be crowning a champion this year. Territory League held their first annual Rodney Anoa'i Cup in Hollywood, CA.
Wrestling Inc. continued their interview with former Smackdown head writer Alex Greenfield about the handling of Eddy Guerrero's death, RAW vs. Smackdown, Randy Savage in the Hall of Fame and more. Rob Van Dam will serve as an executive producer for documentary Boardwalk Hempire - The Rise and Fall of the Medical Kush Beach Club. Jake Roberts will take part in a fan Q&A session on Friday in Miami, FL as part of WrestleReunion. Busted Open interviewed Jake Roberts about why he feels he's not in the WWE Hall of Fame.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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