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WWE NEWS: SD social score, will Cena be booed at NFL game today?, Video - "Day in the Life" of Santino

Oct 14, 2012 - 12:59:15 AM
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-- Friday's WWE Smackdown scored 78,605 in social media activity, which was up slightly (five percent) from last week's seasonal low. Smackdown ranked #3 on cable TV, trailing two MLB Playoffs games on TBS. [ DATA SOURCE: Trendrr.TV ]

-- John Cena's role as team captain for the New York Jets at Sunday's NFL game between the Jets and Indianapolis Colts has received plenty of mainstream coverage. NFL.com noted it's a strange role for Cena since he is a diehard fan of the New England Patriots, which is one of the Jets's tip rivals.

Also playing up Cena's Patriots fandom, the New York Daily News described it as a "curious decision" to have Cena lead Jets fans in a J-E-T-S chant, even if he is promoting WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium next April. The paper wondered how Jets fans will react to Cena's involvement pre-kick-off, suggesting there could be boos.

UPDATE: Cena tweeted very early Sunday morning about heading to MetLife Stadium. Cena, a Red Sox fan turned Tampa Bay Rays fan, also shouted out to New York Yankees player Derek Jeter, who reportedly broke his ankle in Saturday's MLB Playoffs game.

"Off to NYC to be @nyjets honorary capt. today. #Metlifestadium is home of #WRESTLEMANIA gotta make sure its loud enuff for @wwe," Cena tweeted. "Also a sad day for @mlb as @Yankees capt D Jeter breaks ankle. Wether you're a yanks fan or not, Jeter is a class act. #quickrecovery4Jeter."

-- This week's edition of Santino's YouTube show features "A Day in the life of Santino." Included are voice appearances by Yoshi Tatsu and Johnny Curtis, continuing to play up their competition to be Santino's "international correspondent" on the Foreign Exchange show.



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[Torch art credit Travis Beaven (c) PWTorch.com]

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