-- WWE is holding a Friday Night SmackDown! tonight in Laredo, Texas at the Laredo Energy Arena. This is the taping for the show that will air on August 8, as well as next week's episode of NXT and WWE Superstars. Immediately following the taping, the SmackDown! crew heads overseas to Australia, thus explaining why WWE is holding multiple television tapings this week.
-- The July 16th edition of Friday Night SmackDown! scored a 1.8 rating, with 2,857,000 viewers. The episode concluded with a confrontation between Kane and Jack Swagger.
-- As noted yesterday here on the website, Hulk Hogan's ex-wife Linda, 50, is engaged to wed boyfriend Charlie Hill, 29 years her junior. She met Hill two years ago following her divorce from the wrestling superstar. It would appear that former married couple have buried the hatchet as the wrestler added his well wishes regarding Linda's engagement. "I'm ecstatic for her, I'm very happy for them," Hogan said in an exclusive statement to RadarOnline.com. "I think they're perfect for each other. I wish them the best." David Houston, Hogan's attorney, echoed his sentiment, touching on the couple's contentious split and how they've seemed to move on from that dark period: "Obviously, when you go through a divorce, there is a great deal of emotion and you go through your ups and downs. He was married to her for 23 years so there is a certain degree of affection and he does wish her the best." Meanwhile, daughter Brooke, who is one year older than Hill, bares a negative stance towards her mother's beau. "He is a loser," she was quoted last year as saying. "I don't have a problem with age; it's more about character. Her love is not real and not right." The wedding is reportedly slated to take place next summer aboard Linda's yacht named 'Alimoney'. The article also notes that one of the places they're registered at is Game Spot.
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