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WWE NEWS: WWE lists 17 Grammy connections, ESPN references Triple H in radio guessing game

Feb 13, 2013 - 3:10:37 PM
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-- Attempting to stress WWE's cross-over appeal, WWE's website posted a story on WWE having 17 connections to the winners of this year's Grammy Awards. Included is a connection to big winner "fun.," which provided the "We Are Young" theme song for Rock vs. Cena leading to last year's WrestleMania.

WWE also noted connections to other Grammy winners The Black Keys (Rolling Stones PPV), Jay-Z (Raw episode in 2009), Taylor Swift (Tribute to the Troops cameo), and Skrillex (WWE Network spot).

Other connections include Flo Rida, who performed live at WM28 last year, other Mania performers John Legend and Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry, and Lil Wayne. [ LINK: Story here at WWE.com ]

-- ESPN Radio hosts Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo referenced Triple H during an on-air contest attempting to get a caller to name members of the Houston Astros baseball team.

With the Astros's roster depleted to the point of resembling a minor-league baseball team, Van Pelt and Russillo gave the caller eight names to guess whether the person is a member of the Astros's roster. Hunter was listed third and the caller successfully guessed that Hunter is not on the Astros roster.

The story was covered by Houston Chronicle columnist David Barron. Included in the story was a photo of Triple H with the caption: "No, Triple H isn't an Astro. However, the hulking WWE legend could probably add some power to the lineup. DH, anyone?" [ LINK: Blog covering this story here at Chron.com ]

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