Hogan’s Girlfriend Update, “The Wrestler” Film Wins Award, New WWE Talent

— WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan and his girlfriend, Jennifer McDaniel, were spotted watching batting practice in St. Petersburg, FL the other day before a Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees game.

— Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler,” staring Mickey Rourke recently won the Leone d’Oro, or Golden Lion award. This is the highest award given to a film in competition at the Venice Film Festival and is considered one of the most prestigious international awards a film could win. Past winners of the award include Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashômon,” Gillo Pontecorvo’s “The Battle of Algiers,” Krzysztof Kieúlowski’s “Three Colors: Blue,” Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts,” and Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain” and “Lust, Caution.”

— Knoxnews.com reports that WWE has sent an open invitation for developmental training in Tampa to Shane Canterbury, the son of former WWE Superstar Mark “Henry Godwin” Canterbury, if his dream to play in the NFL doesn’t work out.

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