- Jim Ross has posted his latest blog at this link, in which he discussed his upcoming tour in the U.K., Bobby Eaton, the late Colonel Buck Robley and underrated broadcasters. He also said that if he could induct anyone into the WWE Hall of Fame next year, it would be Danny Hodge.
"Dan traveled the Louisiana roads for years as the reigning NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion and is in every Hall of Fame that includes wrestlers in the world as far as I know," Ross wrote. "Dan was the first wrestler to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, of which I have a copy, in 1957. The NCAA's version of the Heisman Trophy, given to the top wrestler annually, is called the Dan Hodge Award. Goggle Dan Hodge if you want to read about a legit legend whose exploits will likely never be duplicated. "
- As noted earlier, WWE and Warner Bros. will co-produce a Flintstones animated movie featuring Vince McMahon, CM Punk and John Cena. Here is the official press release for the project:
WWE AND WARNER BROS. HEAD TO BEDROCK
STAMFORD, Conn. May 29, 2013 – Warner Bros. and WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE) today announced they are once again teaming up; this time to co-produce a Flintstones animated movie to be released in early 2015.
Fred, Barney and the whole Bedrock gang join up with Vince McMagma (Vince McMahon), and WWE Superstars and Divas including John Cenastone (John Cena) and CM Punkrock (CM Punk) as part of the very first WWE main event.
"WWE is family-friendly entertainment, so partnering with Warner Bros. on a Flintstones/WWE project was a natural extension of our Scooby Doo deal," said Michael Luisi, President, WWE Studios. "This new, animated feature allows us to showcase our brand with young fans and loyal Flintstones enthusiasts alike."
"Warner Bros. is thrilled to continue our partnership with WWE Studios as we begin production of the latest Flintstones animated feature," said Jeff Brown. "Our recent production collaborations have proven successful and we have the utmost confidence that the latest tag team between the WWE Superstars and The Flintstones will deliver the same results."
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. The film will be co-produced by Warner Bros. Animation and WWE Studios. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach through its television, digital media and print assets to market the release of the film.
Bradley Buchanan, SVP of Business and Legal Affairs negotiated on behalf of WWE Studios.
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