- WWE Hall of Famer Edge has signed on for a recurring role on History channel series Vikings. Edge will play a character named Ketill Flatnose, who is a "fierce and brave warrior" that will be one of the leaders of a Viking party traveling to Iceland to set up a community, according to Deadline.
- Aaron's Rentals announced the following today:
Aaron's Announces "Aaron's Own The Ring" WWE Sweepstakes
ATLANTA, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced a new partnership with global entertainment company WWE to create opportunities for consumers to be engaged with the Aaron's brand at upcoming WWE events. WWE fans will also be invited to talent appearances at Aaron's stores, and to enter the "Aaron's Own The Ring" Sweepstakes contest, a chance for one lucky winner to receive a WWE Experience package to attend a pay-per-view event in December.
"We are thrilled to team up with WWE to bring new, fun experiences to the dedicated WWE fans across the country," said Andrea Freeman, Aaron's Vice President of Marketing. "To see the passion and excitement these fans have for wrestling, we wanted to give WWE fans more opportunities to enjoy the sport they love. We hope these events will create unforgettable moments for the WWE fan base."
Fans can enter to win "Aaron's Own The Ring" Sweepstakes through November 28 with no purchase necessary at Aarons.com/WWE. The winner, along with a guest, will receive the WWE Experience package to attend the WWE pay-per-view event in Pittsburgh on December 18, 2016. The package also includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two, one replica WWE World Heavyweight Championship Title and $100 travel spending stipend. For official rules or to enter, visit Aarons.com/WWE.
In addition to the sweepstakes, fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet with WWE Superstars or Legends at Aaron's stores around the country this fall in the following cities:
Atlanta, GA (Aug. 1)
Houston, TX (Aug. 29)
Dallas, TX (Aug. 30)
Cleveland, OH (Sept. 27)
Charlotte, NC (Nov. 28)
Check back to Aarons.com/WWE for store location, updated schedule and details for each appearance.
- Heath Slater, who was "forgotten" in the WWE Draft last week and not drafted to RAW or SmackDown, posted this teaser for tonight's show:
There's only so much a man can take... Keep your eyes Open tonight #SmackDownLIVE— Heath Slater (@HeathSlaterOMRB) July 26, 2016