D-Lo Brown/WWE Update Inside, The Rock/Jay Leno Tonight, & More
By Ryan Clark | June 18, 2008
As noted earlier, D-Lo Brown (Accie Connor) signed a deal with WWE to rejoin the company. The word going around in recent months was that Vince McMahon wanted more African-Americans on television, so Brown's impromptu signing when he last had a dark match ten months ago likely had something to do with this. McMahon has been looking to obtain some more African-Americans talent for a few reasons. Ratings have gone down in that demo, they've lost some talent what with the departures of Booker T, Lashley, Kristal Marshall & others in the past year, not to mention the whole Michael Hayes racism controversy.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is scheduled to appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" tonight on NBC. Johnson will be there to promote his new film, "Get Smart", which opens this Friday. Despite the fact that Johnson is not billed as "The Rock" on promotional material for Get Smart, NBC and Leno are still calling him "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson".