Superstars Beats ECW, Mysterio vs. Umaga News, HHH Note, More

– DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com reports that Star Trek star Chris Hemsworth has been chosen to play Marvel’s Thor in the movie that is set to be released in 2011. You may remember from last year that WWE Superstar Triple H was in the running to play Thor.

– Rey Mysterio is advertised to defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Umaga at a SmackDown/ECW live event on Sunday, June 14 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Another match advertised for that show is what’s billed as a “#1 Contender’s Match” with Jeff Hardy taking on Edge.

– The Slam Wrestling website featured an interview with Jack Swagger over the weekend. Swagger says WWE creative came up with his name and some of his old college buddies thought it was a perfect fit. Regarding being surrounded by some of wrestling’s biggest names, Swagger had this to say: “It’s such a surreal feeling. When I talk to The Undertaker, I just sit next to him and listen. Jim Ross introduced me to Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestlemania. I was thinking, ‘Would you just chug a beer and say “Hell, yeah,” for me?

– Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America garnered its highest rating to date, a 0.97 cable rating. Therefore, the show beat ECW last week, which drew a less than stellar 0.93 cable rating. The show was headlined by Hornswoggle vs. Big Show.

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