Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

-- WWE is trying to convince their TV partners that the WWE Network will increase the WWE's overall popularity, which will in turn help the TV product. WWE is selling the fact that the higher popularity of the company, the more popular the TV product, which will lead to the ratings rising.

-- Powerlifter Brian Reid will start training with WWE developmental on February 7th. Reid previously worked the Independent scene in California under the name Brian Tannen.