-- The word at RAW is that there will be a big backstage meeting around 3PM as we reported late last night here on the website. The company wants anyone who has an issue to speak up in front of the entire roster and management. The idea is that no "heat" will be put on anyone for speaking up and they want everyone to be open and let out their honest feelings on what the issues are. The hope is that someone will have the guts to speak up and others will then chime in, thus creating an honest discussion on the current issues. Numerous mid-card guys appear to want to speak up and today is the day to finally do that. We'll see if they actually go through with it. If numerous talents speak up as expected, there obviously won't be "heat" on everyone and WWE will get the message that lots of people are ticked off. For example, if one or two guys like JTG or Santino Marella speak up, the rest would start to follow. As noted, they need more than one guy to speak out and that seems like it'll be happening today. We shall see.

-- WWE returns to the Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina on December 2nd, 2012. Tickets go on sale in October.

-- Jesse Ventura is doing a Northeast book signing tour to promote his new book Democrips and Rebloodicans" on the following dates.

* 9/10 at 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble - Utopia Center. Fresh Meadows, NY

* 9/12 at 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble - Route 3 East. Clifton, NJ

* On September 13th he has a speaking engagement at the Hudson Union Society in NYC

* 9/16 at 2:00 PM at Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ

* 9/27 at 7:00 PM at Bookends - East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ