Wrestlemania, HoF, Finlay, Edge, Barrett, Otunga Mar 31 - 11:59 pm EDT

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Wrestlemania Card

  • WWE Championship: CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
  • World Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus
  • Intercontinental Championship: Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show
  • Hell in a Cell: Undertaker vs. Triple H
  • Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny: Booker T/Great Khali/R-Truth/Santino Marella/Kofi Kingston/Zack Ryder vs. David Otunga/Mark Henry/Dolph Ziggler/Miz/Jack Swagger/Drew McIntyre
  • John Cena vs. the Rock
  • Randy Orton vs. Kane
  • Kelly Kelly/Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix/Eve
  • Pre-Show WWE Tag Team Championship: Primo/Epico vs. Usos vs. Justin Gabriel/Tyson Kidd

April 10's live Smackdown is being advertised as an Old School show with many past WWE performers. WWE's latest Smackdown Backstage Fallout features Cody Rhodes, Zack Ryder, Tyler Reks and Jinder Mahal. The latest episode of Santino's Foreign Exchange features his visit to AXXESS.

WWE held their 2012 Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight in Miami, FL. Rikishi accepted the Hall of Fame induction of Yokozuna at tonight's ceremony. WWE issued their standard request for good behavior before tonight's Hall of Fame ceremony. WWE ran a commercial at the Hall of Fame ceremony for a 10 man tag-team match on RAW including various Wrestlemania opponents.

Dave Finlay is reportedly back with WWE as a road agent as of this weekend. Terry Taylor and Mae Young were both at WWE related events this weekend. Titus O'Neil tweeted that he hung out with Batista last night, who may simply be in Miami for a St. Jude's charity event.

WWE.com interviewed Chris Jericho about Wrestlemania 19, how he's changed since then, and similarities between Shawn Michaels and CM Punk. WWE posted Chris Jericho's meeting with Edge at AXXESS featuring Jericho's reaction to Edge's new haircut. The Ottawa Sun interviewed Edge about entering the WWE Hall of Fame, the first wrestlers who congratulated him, forced retirement and more.

TechCrunch interviewed the Rock about his use of social media and building up his Wrestlemania match for an entire year. Brian Fritz posted an interview with Shawn Michaels about his role in the match between Undertaker and Triple H. John Pollock interviewed Teddy Long about his involvement in Wrestlemania, his long tenure on Smackdown, Ron Simmons and more. Eve, Layla and Mike Tyson took part in a flash mob dance at AXXESS to surprise Timbaland.

Miz and Big Show took part in the Slime Wrestling Championship at tonight's 2012 Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon. ESPN's Page 2 heard from Miz about a variety of subjects at yesterday's Wrestlemania golf event. John Pollock interviewed Alex Riley about his role in last year's Wrestlemnaia main event, AXXESS, next year's Wrestlemania and more. John Pollock interviewed Heath Slater about attending Wrestlemania 26, performing at Wrestlemania 27, NXT and more.

David Otunga put together a meet and greet with wrestlers for a young Haitian refugee whose mother died two weeks ago that he met on Friday while giving an anti-bullying talk at John F. Kennedy Middle School. John Pollock interviewed David Otunga about attending Wrestlemania 26, his first Wrestlemania match, his mystery tweet and more. Brian Fritz interviewed Wade Barrett about being in Miami, his injury, Edge and more. John Pollock interviewed Wade Barrett about his elbow injury, recovery plans, Wrestlemania 29 and more.

Variety has an article on WWE Studios' new film lineup and their move into more mature films while keeping the WWE product PG. WWE executives confirmed some of their WWE Network series plans to Variety, including WWE Divas Tour Bus, WWE WrestleMania Rewind, WWE Countdown and WWE The Monday Night War: Raw vs Nitro. John Pollock interviewed Mean Gene Okerlund about the Hall of Fame, Legends House, his work with WWE and more. Connecticut's Journal Inquirer ran a story on Linda McMahon's various financial holdings and how her campaign and political stance may relate to some of them.

WrestleReunion held their Live Legends event today in Miami, FL. Ring of Honor held day two of their Showdown in the Sun event in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dragon Gate USA held their Mercury Rising internet PPV tonight in Miami Beach, FL. Dragon Gate USA announced they along with EVOLVE, CHIKARA and CZW will be running shows during next year's Wrestlemania weekend in the New York and New Jersey area.

Tommy Dreamer's latest Kingston Whig-Standard column discusses the change in seasons and April Fool's Day. Steve Austin told Cowboys and Indians magazine that he was working on a western film project but it fell apart, and he's now working on some comedy. The Matty P Radio Show interviewed John Morrison about his Wrestlemania picks and last year's Wrestlemania. IMetAWrestler interviewed Angelina "Little Egypt" Altishin about the upcoming GLOW documentary, the Cauliflower Alley Club, today's female wrestlers and more.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading.

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