– Mike sent the following from yesterday’s (Friday) NY Daily News: Friday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the biggest days in the history of professional wrestling. On January 23, 1984, Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, became World Wrestling Federation Champion for the first time, taking the title from the Iron Sheik at Madison Square Garden and ushering in a golden age in the mat business.
– In one his latest blogs, Jim Ross has revealed tentative plans for TV tapings once ‘Superstars’ starts airing on WGN after WrestleMania. As it is right now, ECW is taping on Mondays with RAW while SmackDown does double headers and tapes only once every two weeks. After Mania, ECW is expected to move back for Tuesdays tapings with SmackDown and the new show will be taped prior to RAW. After this move the company will not be able to tape two episodes of SmackDown in one night and will go back to the original tapings schedule that has been implemented since ECW kicked off again in 2006.
– It was announced on last night’s SmackDown that The Great Khali and Chavo Guerrero have been added to this Sunday’s Royal Rumble match. Seven spots now remain.