— WWE will hold a SmackDown live event on July 28 at Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale May 19.
— Us Weekly reports that Mark Wahlberg got his buffed up look for Pain and Gain after being inspired by his co-star The Rock’s workout routine. Wahlberg didn’t use steroids for the role, instead taking it as a challenge to match the Rock physically by training non-stop. In the movie, the two play bodybuilders who abuse steroids.
— In this week’s Are You Serious? webisode, Road Dogg and Josh Mathews explain how WCW “ruined everything.” Their proclamation includes ninjas (Glacier), classical music (The Maestro), sharks (John Tenta portraying a shark character) and even titles (David Arquette winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship). Also mocked is a WCW vignette featuring Raven as a spoiled rich kid with hardcore wrestling icon The Sandman appearing as his preppy neighbor Jim at his childhood home’s pool.