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— Rey Mysterio is advertised to appear twice at the World of wheels convention this weekend. On Saturday, he’ll be at the Pittsburgh event at the David Lawrence Convention Center from 1:00-3:00 p.m. On Sunday, you can see him in New Orleans event at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
— The Riverfront Times has a profile of St. Louis wrestling just before the Royal Rumble takes place there on Sunday. It covers Sam Muchnick’s St. Louis territory and the historical “Wrestling at the Chase” events. There are also quotes from Terry Funk and Harley Race.
— Ring of Honor TV champion Jay Lethal is being advertised an independent show in the Houston area on Saturday night. The event is promoted by Space Town Wrestling. It will be held at the Champions Life Center Arena in Spring, Texas It also features top local stars Bret Idol and Mike Dell.
— WSJ.com is reporting that former U.S. Congressman Chris Shays will announce his candidacy for the 2012 Connecticut Senate race today. He would be the opponent for WWE CEO Linda McMahon. McMahon was profiled by the Wall Street Journal.
— Actor Victor Webster, who is one of the cast members of The Scorpion King 3, talked about working with Batista on the shoot. He said: “I get along really well these kind of guys ‘cause I understand what they go through. I train with a bunch of professional fighters… I’m really impressed by first of all by professional fighters, what they go through all the time. And WWE wrestlers, these guys that are 250, 275 pounds and flips off the top rope and landing on some guy in the middle of the ring at a sold out stadium, that emotional pressure, that physical strength, have a lot of respect for those guys.” You can read the interview at http://www.cyinterview.com/