-- Jim Ross made the following comments in regards to WWE banning Somas… I think that it's a great idea. Too many wrestlers took/take Somas recreationally much like wrestlers used to smoke weed in the 70's. Prescription pill abuse is a huge enemy of all wrestlers who abuse them. Pain medicine, Somas, ambien, and xanax are an evil mixture especially when mixed with alcohol and taken in excess.

-- Bloomberg.com has a note up on how Linda McMahon's campaign spending has allowed her to close the gap on Democrat Richard Blumenthal. McMahon has outspent her opponent by a ration of 16-1, and thus far has spent $21 million of the $50 million she pledged to spend.

-- The Meridian Booster has an article up on Ted DiBiase Sr., discussing an upcoming appearance at a prayer breakfast. You can check out that article at meridianbooster.com

-- The latest Straight Shootin NXT chat with Joey Styles is archived at fans.wwe.com/go/chat/live Joey mentions not returning to WWE TV, and Beth Phoenix stopped in during the chat.

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