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Latest Quick News Items

-- WWE wrestler Tensai reports that the Raw brand was injury-free on the Middle East tour. "3 successful WWE shows. Everyone healthy. Heading back to U.S. to take care of business. #raw Monday in Dallas," Tensai tweeted Saturday.

-- William Regal says he will be wrestling on WWE's post-WrestleMania European Tour in April. "I've been told I will be on the UK Raw tour in April.Spoil yourselves and come and see my almost 45 year old carcass in trunks.#Propertreat," Regal tweeted Saturday.

-- Sean Waltman has been added to the Top Rope Promotion's "Night of the Superstars" show on April 13 in Waynesboro, Va. Stars already announced include Kevin Nash, Jake Roberts, Rock ‘n Roll Express, Robbie E., Gunner, and Miss Tessmacher. [ More details here at TopRopeProwrestling.com ]

-- Former WWE wrestler/manager Virgil (Mike Jones) was recently spotted selling his WWE merchandise in a New York City subway. One commuter reported that Virgil was asking $20 for a signed photo, but settled for $5. [ Story here at KayfabeKickout.com ]

-- Hulk Hogan claims he has a new reality TV show in the works. "Very grateful for attracting a new reality show where I get to work with family and a few good friends that always wanted to be in show biz," Hogan tweeted Saturday morning. "I'll keep the Maniacs updated during the hard work make it real process."

-- Hogan responded to a question about "bashing" Bret Hart in a recent interview. "Didn't bash him, but its funny how the interviewer changes words when he writes the story to sell it to you or anyone that believes anything that is written, but I understand that is the only view you are getting of the situation."

-- We received new information on TNA's talks with video-game maker Activision that talks are at a "semi-advanced stage" for Activision to acquire the TNA license. Because of the long-term nature of any video game project, if a deal is agreed upon, the first Activision-licensed TNA game is expected to be ready for the new PS4 system.

-- "Mean" Gene Okerlund was interviewed on NBC affiliate TMJ in Milwaukee about his appearance with Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler for a "Tales From the Ring" Q&A appearance at Potawatomi Casino this weekend. [ Video URL: http://bcove.me/b8a2tmlz ]

-- Jim Ross discussed the Road to WrestleMania, including it being "hard to fathom" WrestleMania without The Undertaker, during his weekly Saturday morning radio show appearance on Yahoo Sports Radio with Houston radio host Sean Pendergast. [ Audio here - http://bit.ly/Yt5te5 ]

-- At a time when the U.S. and Iran are experiencing political tension, ABC News covered the U.S. and Iran coming together over wrestling, especially in-light of the International Olympic Committee voting to remove wrestling from the Summer Olympics starting in 2020. [ Story here at ABCNews.com . Thanks to VIP'er Efren. ]

-- Ring of Honor is offering their "Final Battle 2012" DVD at 25 percent discount through Monday. The event featured Kevin Steen vs. WWE signee El Generico in Ladder War and the Briscoes capturing the ROH Tag Titles in the semi-main event. [ DVD info at ROHWrestling.com ]

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