-- Rey Mysterio announced Monday on Twitter that he will be undergoing surgery this Friday after sustaining an injury to his knee. The masked performer blew his knee out while attempting a baseball slide during his match against Alberto Del Rio on last week's episode of RAW. He is believed to have suffered a torn ACL, which would keep sidelined for at least six months. In an in-character interview with WWE.com, Mysterio attributes his latest setback to Del Rio, who applied the cross armbreaker submission hold on him following the match. He vowed to reclaim the title and get revenge on Del Rio when he returns to action.
-- The 50 Most Shocking, Surprising, Amazing Moments in WWE History is officially released today on DVD and Blu-ray.
-- Mitchell Ayre sent this in: This week in the Australian Top 100 Pay TV ratings at #60 was WWE Raw with 29,000 viewers and at #80 was WWE Smackdown with 24,000 viewers.
-- NatGeo sent out the following today:
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL TAKES AN INTIMATE LOOK INSIDE THE WORLD OF WRESTLING
Slammed: Inside Indie Wrestling Premieres Wednesday, August 24, at 10PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel Get ready for Indie wrestling mania. Many pro wrestling stars got their start in the grueling and dangerous indie circuit, and now National Geographic Channel takes viewers inside the ring for a provocative look at the industry.
Premiering Wednesday, August 24, at 10PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel, meet the promoters who struggle to put on a successful show, and the colorful performers who tough out falls and blows night after night in the hopes of reaching stardom. But injuries are not the only challenges these wrestlers face. When they aren't in the ring, they are on the road traveling to the next event, at the gym, training or developing their wrestling personalities.
The powerful one-hour special will highlight the behind the scenes action of the indie wrestling circuit. The same circuit that feeds the WWE, TNA Impact and other high profile televised pro wrestling companies with talent and even story line ideas. Two of the major indie companies featured will be none other than C M Punk's favorite wrestling company Ring of Honor and along with many industry experts call old style carny type wrestling, east coast staple National Wrestling Superstars.
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