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-- WWE added TNA announcer Taz to their alumni section on Thursday. It's WWE.com's latest move spotlighting a current TNA roster member who had any or a significant presence in WWE.
-- Ring of Honor released updates Thursday: A.C.H. has been signed to an ROH contract. ... Steve Corino plans to debut "at least one" new member of S.C.U.M. on the 11th Anniversary iPPV in Chicago on March 2. ... ROH says tickets for "Supercard of Honor" on April 5 are "very close to selling out."
-- Former WWE Developmental wrestler/IWGP Jr. Hvt. tag champion Alex Kozlov is available for U.S. independent bookings in-between Japan dates. Kozlov is based out of Los Angeles. For booking information, contact Bill Behrens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- WWE announcer Jerry Lawler is scheduled to appear at Pro Wrestling Blitz's next show this Saturday in Joliet, Illinois. Paul Bearer is also scheduled as a "special guest." [ Event details here at PWBlitz.com ]
-- The Tampa Bay Times published a scathing review of Hulk Hogan's new "Hogan's Beach" restaurant. The reviewer criticized the food, service, and atmosphere, even using a Hoganism about not being dialed-in. "The food is a train wreck and the three menus incoherently jumbled,” writers the reviewer. “Hogan’s Beach opened too soon, long before any of the fundamentals were dialed in.” [ Coverage here at NESN.com ]
-- Wrestlers from around the world are planning a "lie-in" Thursday in Iran to protest the International Olympic Committee's decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics in 2020. According to an Associated Press report, wrestlers will lie down on their wrestling mats during the World Cup Tournament in Tehran, Iran. [ ESPN coverage here at ESPN.com ]
-- "Smashing Pumpkins" lead singer Billy Corgan is featured in a new TV ad for Resistance Pro Wrestling and Chicago furniture-maker Walter E. Smithe. The ad was picked up by Rolling Stone Magazine, which described the spot as a "bizarre TV ad." [ Coverage here at RollingStone.com ]
-- WWE champion The Rock talked about his latest movie, "Snitch," which is due out in U.S. theaters this weekend, with BeyondtheTrailer. [ Video URL: http://youtu.be/S6w4oU1E6WI ]
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