Undertaker, Jericho, Booker T, McMahons, King Aug 01 - 11:59 pm EDT
Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp
WWE's Night of Champions poster features John Cena. WWE officially announced Booker T as new Smackdown General Manager. Booker T's autobiography From Prison to Promise: Life Before The Squared Circle will be released on September 1. WWE's upcoming Brock Lesnar Here Comes the Pain re-release will include additional bonus material and comments on his return to WWE this year.
Chris Jericho is reportedly leaving WWE after Smackdown on August 14 to promote and tour with Fozzy for several months, but he is advertised for a few shows beyond that date. Icon vs. Icon interviewed Chris Jericho about Fozzy as a priority, leaving WWE again, a third autobiography and more. Kelly Kelly is expected to return to the road with WWE for next week's tour of Japan.
The Hollywood Reporter has an article on the lawsuit by James Papa against WWE over the Badstreet USA and other theme music. Linda McMahon currently leads Republican primary opponent Christopher Shays by 48 points in polling, but trails likely Democratic candidate by 8 points. Shane McMahon's YOU On Demand signed a deal with Paramount to bring some of their movies to the Chinese video on demand market.
InDemand released a poster for TNA's No Surrender PPV in September. The latest TNA Today features Kurt Angle discussing the Bound for Glory series, the Olympics, his health and more. Kayfabe Wrestling Radio interviewed Kenny King about Sinclair broadcasting, his Ring of Honor contract, joining TNA and more.
Family Wrestling Entertainment will return to Brookly, NY on October 5 with Tommy Dreamer vs. Rhino. Ring of Honor released a promo video by the Briscoes about the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Title Tournament. New Japan Pro Wrestling will offer their first international internet PPV for G1 Climax on August 5. There are Dragon Gate USA notes on Johnny Gargano, internet PPVs, Japan and more.
Brian Kendrick will be opening the Brian Kendrick School of Professional Wrestling the week of August 18. MWF's Dan Mirade responded to Kamala's claims they weren't raising money for him by posting an image of a postal money order he sent to the Cauliflower Alley Club for delivery to Kamala. Jim Powers is undergoing hip replacement surgery tomorrow.
Boston.com has an article on the Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity which is currently running in the city. Roddy Piper's film They Live will be re-released on Blu-Ray on November 6. 1950s and 60s female wrestler Rita Cortes-Lee passed away on July 27. Scottish wrestler Colin "The Highlander" McKay is accused of several sex crimes, including sending indecent messages and engaging in sexual activity with boys under 16.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading.
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