-- Ticketmaster.com is currently holding a pre-sale for WWE's return to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. for a Raw taping on Saturday, December 29. The passcode is WWEPUNK. Advertised for the event is WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Ryback.
-- Tensai turned 40-years-old on Wednesday. The day before, WWE developmental trainer Sara Del Rey turned 32.
-- A match pitting CM Punk against John Cena is being locally advertised for Monday's RAW at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.
-- Here are tonight's confirmed WWE SmackDown matches:
* Non-Title Match: Kofi Kingston © vs. Damien Sandow
* Kaitlyn, Layla, and Natalya vs. Eve, Aksana, and Alicia Fox
* Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton and The Miz
* Kane vs. Wade Barrett
* Non-Title Match: Antonio Cesaro © vs. Sin Cara
* Non-Title Match: The Big Show © vs. The Great Khali
-- Some details have been released for a wrestling benefit for his late granddaughter of "Dirty" Dutch Mantell. Mantell is presenting the First Annual Amelia Keown Benefit show on Saturday, November 18, 2012. The event will be held at 1018 Seals Way, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Here are some additional details that were released:
Wrestling legend "Dirty" Dutch Mantell presents the First Annual Amelia Keown Benefit show on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 1018 Seals Way, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Show will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12.
On August 14, 2012, Amelia Keown, the sixteen year old granddaughter of Mantell, was killed in a two car accident in Maryville, Tennessee. She was hit head on by a man who was speeding trying to outrun the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The man, who is a parolee, was evading the police, died ten hours later. But the family have been going to the news and to the legislature to pass Amelia's Law. For more information on Amelia's Law, visit http://www.ameliaslaw.com/.
The family is announcing the first annual Amelia Keown Benefit show on Sunday with some of the top wrestling talent in the area with the help of Amelia's grandfather, "Dirty" Dutch Mantell.
Already announced for the event include:
TNA Wrestling's "Cowboy" James Storm, Crimson, Brian Lee, Wolfie D, Jocephus Brody, Abriella, Jeremiah Plunkett, Lee Condry, Kerry Awful, Nick Iggy, Fifi the Moondoggess, and more.
For more information on the First Annual Amelia Keown Benefit, visit www.dutchmantell.com or by calling 615-243-7574.