-- We noted yesterday that Mason Ryan’s role as Dolph Ziggler
’s new bodyguard was up in the air after it was tested out at RAW
live events over the weekend. Mason briefly appeared in a backstage segment with Abraham Washington on RAW and a source reports that Ryan will actually be managed by Washington, unless things change between now and next week’s RAW. Apparently officials decided to keep Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger.
-- During Monday’s RAW, a local commercial ran in the New York / New Jersey area promoting WWE No Way Out on 6/17 from Izod Center. Daniel Bryan in East Rutherford, NJ. The commercial features Daniel Bryan screaming “YES!” several times as an announcer hypes the event.
-- The May 5th episode of WWE’s AM RAW scored a 0.61 cable rating with 723,000 viewers.
-- The following matches are advertised for WWE’s debut event in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 23rd:
* CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho in a No DQ Match
* John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler
* Epico and Primo vs. R-Truth and Kofi Kingston
* The Miz vs. Zack Ryder
* JTG vs. Brodus Clay
* Alex Riley vs. David Otunga
* Kelly Kelly vs. Rosa Mendes
* Michael McGillicutty vs. Curt Hawkins