– WWE will tape next week’s SmackDown and ECW tomorrow (Sunday) from Hampton, Virginia. The reason they’re taping the shows this weekend is because the brands will be leaving for the Middle East to shoot the Tribute to the Troops show after RAW on Monday night in Baltimore. If you’re attending the tapings in Hampton this Sunday and would like to help out with a live report, please e-mail me.
– The next issue of Inside Wrestling features The Rock and John Cena on the cover of the magazine with a headline reading: “Hot WrestleMania Rumor – John Cena vs. The Rock.” The sister publication of Pro Wrestling Illustrated claims that the “mega-bout is closed to being signed.”
The article’s synopsis reads: “The relationship between The Rock and John Cena is strange. Cena respects all The Rock has accomplished yet seems to resent it at the same time. That is why “The Champ” is pining for a match with The Rock at WWE’s showcase event. Word is, this mega-bout is close to being signed.”