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Mar 10, 2013 - 12:03:12 AM
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-- WWE announcer Jim Ross has a new blog at jrsbarbq.com covering various WWE topics including his view that Jerry Lawler has not wrestled his final match. [ Full Blog here at jrsbarbq.com ]
-- TMZ published a story on Lanny Poffo attempting to make an official "Randy Savage Day" on May 20, which is the day Savage died. There is currently a petition at Mandatory.com pushing for official recognition of Savage by the White House. The requirement is 100,000 signatures by April 4 in order for President Obama to give an official response, but the petition currently only has a few thousand. [ Coverage here at TMZ.com ]
-- Sports Illustrated ranked WWE executive Michelle Wilson as the #6-most-influential female executive in sports for her work in WWE and previous work in real sports. New Orleans Saints co-owner Rita Benson LeBlanc, who presented at WWE's WrestleMania 30 press conference in New Orleans, ranked #8. WWE executive Stephanie McMahon was not included on the list.
-- WWE star C.M. Punk was named the New York Daily News's "Dude of the Week" for reaching out to 77-year-old robbery victim Tom Dotterer last week when WWE visited Dotterer's hometown of Syracuse, N.Y. for a house show.
-- Jerry Brisco was interviewed in-depth by Mike Mooneyham of the Charleston Post-Courier for Mooneyham's Sunday column. Included is Brisco discussing his role as WWE scout, missing his deceased brother Jack Brisco, his son Wes Brisco hooking up with TNA after being cut by WWE following two injuries, Wes facing Kurt Angle at TNA Lockdown on Sunday, memories of the Mid-Atlantic territory, and other topics. [ Full Story here at PostandCourier.com - http://bit.ly/WBJR5j ]
-- USA Today published a full-length feature on TNA wrestler Daniels to promote Lockdown and highlight Daniels's comic-book knowledge. [ Full Interview here at USAToday.com - http://usat.ly/WBJK9J ]
-- Diamond Dallas Page has started an Indiegogo.com fund for Scott Hall, who Page says needs about $80,000 in medical help to repair various injuries Hall has accumulated and left untreated.
-- Independent wrestler Devon Nicholson, who wrestled as Hannibal, is doing a live iPPV "shoot interview" Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. EST at RFVideoNow.com.
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