Ex-MMA Star To Pro Wrestling, Negative RAW Press, More


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— Sean McCorkle, who has competed for the UFC and Bellator Fighting Championship, makes his professional wrestling debut on April 20th. McCorkle will be competing for Freedom Pro Wrestling in Onalaska, Wisconsin. The card also includes appearances from Tommy Dreamer, Shane Douglas, Sabu and the Blue Meanie.

— The April 7th episode of AM RAW did a 0.43 rating with 450,000 viewers.

— In addition to the Entertainment Weekly notice (which was largely negative), WWE got a much more positive mention by leading entertainment news website Deadline.com. The article describes the Three Stooges encounter with Santino as “pretty funny” and wonders if this would have gone down if the original cast of Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn and Jim Carrey had played the roles.

— WWE has announced Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk for the WWE Title and John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler for upcoming house shows.

— Wade Barrett’s picture is in the latest issue of Soap Opera Weekly alongside soap actor James Scott in their “twin peaks” lookalike column.

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