— CMT sent out a press release, announcing that Redneck Island, which will be hosted by Steve Austin, will debut on June 9th at 10PM ET. Here is the description of the show… Hosted by WWE superstar Steve Austin, REDNECK ISLAND will take 12 red, white and blue-collared Americans out of their element, and far away from cold beer, for the ultimate redneck-style competition series, which debuts Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with a special 2-hour long premiere. Visit CMT.com for a sneak peek at REDNECK ISLAND. From a remote tropical paradise, Austin will guide the men and women through a number of hilarious mental and physical challenges designed to celebrate the group’s strengths and limitations in a quest for $100,000. At the end of each episode, teammates will send one competitor packing.
— The Rock has officially signed on for a lead role in Empire State. The film is based on the 1980 robbery of all the money held by an armored car company in New York City.
— John Cena vs. Big Show is being promoted as the main event of WWE’s upcoming No Way Out pay-per-view. With Cena vs. Show main eventing, this will mean that no PPV in 2012 has been headlined by a WWE or World Title match. The last time one of the main titles headlined a WWE PPV was December’s TLC pay-per-view, when CM Punk defended the WWE title in a triple threat match with The Miz and Alberto Del Rio.
— Here is the official card for the June 2nd Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur iPPV card, which can be ordered at this link.
1) 10-MAN WARFARE!
-Five of CHIKARA’s finest will unite to face the threat of GEKIDO (17, The Shard, deviANT, combatANT & assailANT)! See it live as our reigning Grand Champion Eddie Kingston teams with Grand Slam winner Jigsaw and the current King of Trios champs The Colony for a titanic ten-man-tag!
2) LUCHA DE APUESTA: MASK vs. HAIR!
-Our first Young Lions Cup champion ever, Hallowicked meets the self-proclaimed “greatest” YLC champ of all time, Tim Donst! More than pride and glory are at stake in this match, as Hallowicked’s very identity is on the line against the shaggy mane of Donst!
3) FOR LOS CAMPEONATOS DE PAREJAS!
-Two-time champs F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano) meet the challenge of ROH stars Nick & Matt Jackson (The Young Bucks)! Per tradition, this will be a best 2-out-of-3-falls contest!
4) LADDER MATCH!
-Gran Akuma’s CHIKARA career hangs in the balance – literally – above the ring in this special Ladder Match against his ex-partner Icarus!
5) INTERGENDER HANDICAP BOUT!
-The “Queen of Wrestling” Sara Del Rey & rookie sensation Saturyne team up to tackle the trio of Obariyon, Kodama & Kobald (The Batiri)!
6) CHIKARA’S MOST DEVIOUS DUKE IT OUT!
-The maniacal UltraMantis Black looks to destroy the “Snake Style” of Ophidian!
7) A SCORE TO BE SETTLED!
-Former foes Colt Cabana and Mixed Martial Archie combine forces to combat The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield & “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti)!