-- Mick Foley
has announced via a blog that his WrestleMania
XXVIII raffle, which ended on March 15, raised nearly $60,000 for RAINN, a charity providing aid to survivors of sexual violence. Foley announced the amount in the excerpt below. FINALLY…The Sock can stop bothering you! Actually, it wasn’t that bad, was it? I know I was pretty steady with the plugs for RAINN and the raffle for an entire month. But when it was all said and done, YOU raised almost $60,000 to help survivors of sexual violence, AND you helped create awareness about a subject that is difficult for most people to speak of, let alone do something about. At the beginning of the raffle, I wrote that we would need about 2,500 entrants to meet my hopes for a very successful event. That’s almost exactly what we got! I really can’t thank all of you enough for the generosity to give of yourselves at a really tough financial time; knowing that the odds of winning were extremely small, but that the act of giving was just as important as the luck of winning. Well, maybe not QUITE as important as winning, but pretty close!
-- Zack Ryder returned to the ring at Friday night’s WWE live event in Montreal. Ryder teamed with Mason Ryan and lost to the WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico.
-- WWE did an angle in Montreal where Eve Torres teamed with Tamina to face her WrestleMania 28 partner Beth Phoenix and Natalya. Eve ended up walking out on Tamina, letting Beth and Natalya get the win.
-- Matt Hardy will be in action tonight at the EWF event tonight in Converse, Indiana at the Borderman Gymnasium.