Thursday, February 17, 2011

Zack Ryder Opens YouTube Account

WWE Superstar Zack Ryder has open a YouTube account that can be seen at this link
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"Miss USA" Joins WWE Tough Enough

The USA Network issued a press release today announcing that Miss USA Rima Fakih will be a contestant on the upcoming season of WWE's Tough Enough.

The press release is as follows:

IS MISS USA™ “TOUGH ENOUGH®?”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – February 17, 2010 USA Network and WWE® announced today that Miss USA™, Rima Fakih will be one of the aspiring contestants on USA Network’s upcoming non-scripted series WWE TOUGH ENOUGH®. Fakih will be squaring off against a tough group of challengers vying for an once-in-a-lifetime shot to become a WWE Superstar or Diva. The series will premiere Monday, April 4 at 11/10c, the day after WrestleMania® XXVII and immediately following USA’s ratings juggernaut WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW®. It moves to its regularly scheduled slot in primetime, Mondays at 8/7c, starting on April 11.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to battle for a title in an entirely different competition,” said Fakih. “Miss USA is an incredible honor that’s provided invaluable experience which will undoubtedly help me as I push my performance and athletic skills to the limit. I look forward to learning if I have the mettle to make it in WWE.”

The casting announcement follows the recent appointment of WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin® as series host and WWE Legend Booker T™ as a trainer. WWE TOUGH ENOUGH contestants will be a diverse group of men and women who will live, train, eat and sleep under one roof in a house in Southern California.

Each week the contestants will battle it out in a series of unique challenges designed to test for such characteristics as showmanship, creativity, athleticism and desire, just to name a few. Viewers will witness the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be one of the best in the world’s greatest sports entertainment organization. The grand prizewinner will be awarded a contract with WWE.

Shed Media US, noted for its strong characters and memorable casting in the non-scripted arena, will produce WWE TOUGH ENOUGH. The company’s previous reality credits include “The Real Housewives of New York City,” “Who Do You Think You Are,” “World’s Strictest Parents.” Producing for Shed Media US are Nick Emmerson, Alex Demyanenko and Eric Van Wagenen.

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
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News About Alberto Del Rio's Thoughts On Mistico Joining WWE

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Several sources are under the impression that Alberto Del Rio isn't thrilled about Mistico coming to WWE. Del Rio realizes Rey Mysterio's WWE run probably won't last too long and he doesn't want any competition in that top Hispanic role.
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Report On Original Plan For Anonymous Raw General Manager

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

According to a former WWE writer, original creative plans called for the anonymous Raw General Manager to be revealed as Triple H.
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TNA Set To Sign Former WWE NXT Diva

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

According to backstage sources,Isis the Amazon is set to be offered a contract by TNA Wrestling following her dark match tryout at this weeks TV tapings.
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Trivial Note On Alberto Del Rio/ Possible World Title Win

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

If Alberto Del Rio wins the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 27, he will be only the second heel to have won the Royal Rumble and then followed it up with a title win at WrestleMania. Yokozuna was the first, winning the 1993 Royal Rumble and the WWE Title from Bret Hart.

Del Rio is expected to win the belt at WrestleMania. The original plan called for him to win it at the Royal Rumble but it was pushed back
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Report: WWE Official Down On Former WWE Champion

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

According to backstage sources, Kevin Dunn is said not to be a fan of the former WWE champion Sheamus. When Sheamus ran away from Nexus a few months back, this led to Dunn having the idea that Sheamus would be wearing the attire that he currently wears.
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