— Rey Mysterio is featured on the cover of the September 2012 issue of WWE Magazine with the headline reading: “MYSTERIO AIR 619 CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF!” Included are interviews with Triple H, Daniel Bryan and Booker T.
— WWE Diva Eve Torres will be competing on the NBC reality show “Stars Earn Stripes”. The show will feature celebrities taking part in military training to raise money for charities. The show will debut this Monday night at 8PM ET and will go head-to-head with WWE Monday Night RAW. Torres recently took part in an interview with the USO website about the show. Here are some highlights:
On training for the show: “I can honestly say I didn’t have any idea what I was getting myself into. I thought it sounded great, the premise of the show, but I had no idea the wringer that they were going to put us through. … There were some moments that everyone had when they wondered if they could really do this. I did a lot of conditioning and training before the show, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the emotional aspect of the show. Every time we’re in real BDUs (Battle Dress Uniforms) and in KIT (Knowledge Information Technology), it was amazing. The realities of what the military has to go through really sunk in. Clearly we don’t have an opposing force, but it really felt real and made me feel so much respect for them, more than I even had before.”
On WWE’s Tribute to the Troops: “With the WWE, we go overseas pretty much every year — at least for the past eight or nine years — to bring a part of America over to [the troops]. And so the idea of the USO and being able to send entertainers to support our troops, I love the idea of it because I’ve been a part of it. [The USO is] an amazing organization and one that I’m proud to represent. It makes a good feeling that when you get through your mission, you know you’ve earned money for not just the military men and women but for their families.”