– As we reported last week, John Cena’s next WWE Studios movie “Oxley’s Road” is set to start shooting in New Orleans later this year. NationalLedger.com posted a note that says producers are still looking for the young actor who’ll play John Cena’s little brother.
– There has been speculation that Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg would be hosting WWE RAW in two weeks. Samberg’s agent Molly Kawachi spoke to MondayNightMayhem.com and says the news is false. “Andy is not hosting the WWE event.” Let the speculation continue as to who will be leading the charge on October 26th, the night after the WWE Bragging Rights pay-per-view in Pittsburgh.
– According to Philadelphia’s CityPaper.net, WWE lawyers have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Wine School of Philadelphia for an event they’re holding called “Sommelier Smackdown,“ where a professional sommelier’s food and wine pairings are matched against those of a member of the Wine School, with students voting for the winner. Keith Wallace, the school’s founder and director, says he has no plans to stop using the smackdown phrase. “They don’t have a leg to stand on. I am not going to bow down to a bully,” he said in a press release. “They claim that they own the term “smackdown” but they don’t.”
In response to the WWE threat, Wallace is calling out Mr. McMahon and Chris Jerico to a wine-tasting double-team cage match.