– World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho will be receiving the James Joyce Award this year as a part o the 154th Session of the University College Dublin Law and Historical Society. The award is given to people who achieve outstanding success in their field. Previous winners include JK Rowling, Will Farrell and Jesse Jackson.
– The Montgomery Adviser website notes that Troy University Center and son of WWE agent Mike “IRS” Rotunda, Windham Rotunda, will be attending the SmackDown/ECW show on Monday night in Montgomery, AL. The article also notes that Rotunda’s other son, Taylor, has just signed a WWE developmental contract and will begin training shortly.
– One source close to all parties involved reports that former World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk is one of the main people trying to bring back Joey Mercury to WWE. Apparently the two are long-time friends and Punk has been going to bat for Mercury with WWE management. Punk has taken on sort of a “sponsor” role to Mercury and the say Punk’s influence has rubbed off. It looks like the rumors of Mercury’s return to WWE are indeed true.