-- A press release was issued yesterday for the new reality show The Hero that will feature Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The show will rely heavily on social media. The press release touted Rock’s social media influence and says that he averages 28,000 new followers/fans per day on Twitter and Facebook. They also noted that The Rock has an unprecedented 11% retweet factor. Rock said the following about the new show: “The Hero will bridge the digital and physical world on the small screen in an unmatched fashion, enabling fans to determine the fate of the show’s contestants entirely through social media and on-screen decision making”
-- WWE Hall of Famer Wendi Richter was honored at the Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion in Las Vegas last night. Wendi is out of professional wrestling and working as an occupational therapist, saying she now makes 5 times the money she ever made while wrestling. Wendi talked like she had fun during her wrestling career and was appreciative but had some negative things to say about the business and stressed that there is life after wrestling.
-- After her drunk driving trial last week, Miss USA Rima Fakih indicated that she was now working for WWE once again. It’s likely that she will be part of a WWE Network show when it launches or she may be introduced as a TV character. Fakih pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges. She will be sentenced on May 9th where she is expected to receive probation and serve it in the state of California, where she now lives.