- WWE Champion CM Punk celebrates his birthday Friday as he turns 34-years-old. He was born Phillip Jack Brooks on October 26, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois.
Also celebrating birthdays Friday are Kevin Sullivan (63), Austin Idol (63), Kurrgan (43), TAKA Michinoku (39) and Rochelle Loewen (33).
– The comedy stylings of William Regal, “An Audience With A Wrestling Villain,” will take place Nov. 7 at the Glee Club in Birmingham, England. Tickets go on-sale Friday at 10:30 a.m. GMT, are priced at £18.60. Included is a post-show meet and greet with a photo-op and one brought item signed. (Event Information)
– WWE has released a promotional video previewing Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event. The advertisement is centered on WWE Champion CM Punk defending his title against Ryback.
– WWE will hold Raw live events at Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Both events are headlined by John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback and Dolph Ziggler.
– During a SportsCenter broadcast on ESPN Thursday, anchor and wrestling enthusiast Robert Flores referenced WWE Hall of Famer Iron Sheik. While discussing ESPN’s “Greatest Athlete Of All Time” tournament, Robert Flores said if the legendary wrestler doesn’t make the final eight, he’s “gonna hit somebody.”