-- Forbes.com has an article about the Iron Sheik and his "social revival." The article notes that the WWE Hall of Famer has used social media to stay relevant. Sheik also revealed that he would like to work for WWE again in some capacity, writing, "I am ready to get in ring for greatest boss in world, or do the movie or the TV. Also if my agent make me happy he get me with the Howard Stern." You can check out the full article at this link.
-- WWE sent out the following press release announcing American Idol alumni James Durbin being a spokesman for the Be a STAR anti-bullying campaign.
AMERICAN IDOL'S JAMES DURBIN TO JOIN BE A STAR ANTI-BULLYING ALLIANCE
STAMFORD, Conn., February 23, 2012 – Musician James Durbin announced today that he will serve as a spokesperson for the be a STAR Alliance, an anti-bullying initiative, co-founded by The Creative Coalition and WWE. The American Idol Season Ten fan favorite joins more than 50 national organizations that serve on the be a STAR Alliance including GLAAD, STOMP Out Bullying, Scholastic, Inc and United Federation of Teachers. Having been a victim of bullying while dealing with Asperger's Syndrome and Tourette's Syndrome, Durbin's refusal to be sidelined by medical hurdles lends an inspiring image to the core message of be a STAR, which stands for "Show Tolerance And Respect." In his role, Durbin will contribute to be a STAR's mission to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through education and awareness.
"I'm honored to align myself with be a STAR in the effort to change the way people treat each other," said Durbin. "Having been a victim of bullying, I'm excited to share my story and encourage people to put an end to bullying.'
Durbin will begin his be a STAR advocacy by visiting Los Coyotes Middle School in La Mirada, CA today to address students, teachers and administrators about bullying's severe consequences and effects. Also speaking at today's event, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, actress Rachael Leigh Cook, WWE Superstar The Miz and WWE Diva Eve Torres. In addition, Durbin recently filmed a PSA for be a STAR that will air nationally on WWE's weekly programming in the spring.
Raj Giri is the owner of WrestlingINC.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking the "Follow" button: Follow @RajGiri_303
Damien Sandow On His Appreciation Day, WWE Nixes Divas Match, Mada WWE Tough Enough Videos
JTG Talks How Black Wrestlers Are Portrayed In WWE, How Cryme Tyme Gimmick Happened
Scott Steiner Gives His Thoughts On Hulk Hogan Controversy And Racism
Total Divas Recap: Nikki And Daniel Fight, Paige And Alicia Clash, Cats, More
Spoilers: Another Title Change At Tonight's TNA Impact Tapings, Big Lethal Lockdown Match Set
Shawn Michaels Replaces Hulk Hogan, Byron Saxton Replaces The Miz, Billy Gunn Video
NXT Stars And Fandango Win Dark Matches, Becky Lynch On WWE Main Event, Sara And Chelsea Video