-- WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund was backstage at RAW in Hartford, CT. Backlund also attended the WWE house show on Sunday in Poughkeepsie, New York. We're told he had a station in the Civic Center lobby where he took photos and met with fans. According to a fan in attendance, Backlund stood quietly until fans came up to him and he would go "nuts and start screaming."
-- The Rock's reality series The Hero premieres on TNT this Thursday at 8 PM ET. The list of competitors are as follows:
* Athena, 25 (Worcester, Mass.)
* Charles, 39 - (Los Angeles, Calif.)
* Darnell, 32 - (Vancouver, Wash.)
* Dr. Dave, 50 - (Beaumont, Texas)
* Lydia, 31 - (Los Angeles, Calif.)
* Marty, 24 - (Centereach, N.Y.)
* Patty, 46 - (Ashland, Mass.)
* Rachel, 34 - (Little River, S.C.)
* Shaun, 30 - (Hagerstown, Md.)
"Shaun" is Shaun Ricker, who was recently signed to a WWE developmental contract.