— Slam Wrestling has an interview up with Kurt Angle where he compares MMA and pro wrestling, saying “You have to be crazy to do both. You have to have a certain talent to be a professional wrestler. There is an art form and psychology to it that is different than any sport of form of entertainment. Both are brutal but you train all the time for maybe two MMA fights a year. In wrestling, you are fighting every week, every year, for years and years. Nothing is more brutal than taking 20 bumps in a ring on plywood. I have seen great amateur wrestlers and MMA fighters not able to last when training for professional wrestling.”
— John Cena will be throwing the first pitch at the August 20th L.A. Dodgers game against the Chicago Cubs.
— CM Punk is scheduled to host the Ultimate Men’s Fitness event on June 20th in Chicago, Illinois.
— In an interview in the Times Of India today, Kane revealed that he was training for a totally different job before getting into wrestling, saying “I had studied to be a teacher, but never became one.” He also credits Undertaker for his success, saying “I wouldn’t have been where I am today if it wasn’t for him. He has helped me a lot.”
— Bob Backlund has been added to Justin Credible’s Icons Of Wrestling convention on August 2nd in Cromwell, CT, joining Scott Hall, Terry Funk, Harley Race, DDP and others. More information is available at prowrestlingicons.net.