WWE & K-Mart Team Up, WWE SD! Rating Is In, ROH
Source: PWInsider-- WWE will once again team with K-Mart to promote a special exclusive Mattel WWE Hall of Fame series of action figures. The launch takes place on August 28th, and several talents will appear at stores to promote the events. Dusty Rhodes will be signing in Tampa, Florida that day, while Sgt. Slaughter will appear at the store in Gastonia, NC.
-- The August 6th edition of WWE SmackDown! scored a 1.6 rating, with 2,686,000 viewers. Ouch.
-- Akebono, who performed at WrestleMania 21 against The Big Show, will appear for Dragon Gate USA on October 29th in Fall River, MA and October 30th in Rahway, NJ.
-- ROH tapes TV on Friday and Saturday at the Arena in Philadelphia, PA. While the shows had been laid out before Adam Pearce left these will be the first shows under new booker Hunter "Delirious" Johnston. Announced for the tapings are: * Friday – Steel Cage Match: Austin Aries vs. Delirious * Saturday – Steel Cage Match: Kevin Steen and Steve Corino vs. El Generico and Colt Cabana * Scheduled to appear for the tapings are: ROH champion Tyler Black, ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) with Shane Hagadorn. The American Wolves (Davey Richards & World TV Champion Eddie Edwards), The All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus), Jay & Mark Briscoe, The Embassy (The Necro Butcher & Erick Stevens), Roderick Strong and The House of Truth with Truth Martini, Christopher Daniels, Delirious, "Skullkrusher" Rasche Brown, Dark City Fight Club, The Super Smash Brothers, Grizzly Redwood