Actor and former WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is featured in a cover story on the March issue of Giant Magazine. In the article, "Dwayne Johnson: Metamorphic," he discusses everything from growing up in a wrestling family to his now thriving movie career. In addition, he credits professional wrestling with providing him a unique lesson in the art of performing. He tells Giant Magazine, "Wrestling gave me the platform to entertain crowds of twenty, thirty, forty, fifty thousand people. The experience was invaluable. ..We played Madison Square Garden every month and a half, one little stage. That was my theater, and what a learning experience it was." The magazine, now available on newsstands, features nine full-page pictures of Johnson. In addition, Giant Magazine's website features an excerpt from the article along with an exclusive photo album.
Shane Douglas, 44, is advertised to make his return to the ring for an NWA affiliate on March 13th at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, New Jersey against Little Guido (former WWE star Nunzio).
Online gaming company Ultimate Bet sent out a press release earlier today announcing a partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment to be one of the sponsors of WrestleMania 25. UltimateBet.com will be holding several poker tournaments with the grand prize winner receiving tickets to the show. An Ultimate Bet representative said, "We're proud to partner with WWE on the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania and to offer one lucky player the ultimate entertainment experience to be part of all the drama and action of this pop culture extravaganza."
The February 13th edition of Smackdown did a 2.2 broadcast rating.