- The official Experian YouTube channel has released two of their recent commercials with John Cena, which are airing on TV now. You can see the "Relationship" commercial above, and the "World" commercial below.
Cena will be returning to WWE TV on next Friday's SmackDown on FOX, from his hometown of Boston. The show is being billed as a special edition because of his return. The future WWE Hall of Famer is being rumored for a WrestleMania 36 match against Elias.
- WWE Backstage on FS1 will air live from Tampa, Florida for WrestleMania 36 Week. There's no word yet on if it will be the March 31 episode for a WrestleMania 36 preview, or if it will be the April 7 episode to cover fallout from the loaded week.
On a related note, WWE's The Bump will broadcast live from WrestleMania 36 Axxess on Wednesday, April 1 at 10am ET. They will then air live special episodes of The Bump from April 2-4 at 1pm ET. The day of WrestleMania 36, April 5, will feature a live special edition of The Bump from Raymond James Stadium at 1pm ET. The Bump airs on all WWE Digital platforms.
- Last night's WWE NXT live event in Ocala, Florida saw the in-ring debut of Emily Andzulis, who previously won The Rock's Titan Games on NBC. She also trained at the Jacobs-Prichard Wrestling Academy owned by Kane and Dr. Tom Prichard in Knoxville, Tennessee. Andzulis teamed with Rita Reis and Catalina Garcia for a loss to MJ Jenkins, Deonna Purrazzo and Indi Hartwell in Ocala last night. WWE announced Emily's signing back on January 14 with the same class of WWE Performance Center recruits that included Mercedes Martinez, Jake Atlas, and other athletes.
You can click here for our full report from Ocala.
Friday's live event in Ocala also saw Aja Smith debut as a referee. Aja is former indie women's wrestler Aja Perera, a former SHINE Nova Champion and SHINE Tag Team Champion. It was confirmed earlier this month via WWE Performance Center video that WWE had signed her to work as a referee, and she was touted as the first full-time African American female referee for the company.
Aja tweeted before last night's debut in Ocala and wrote, "First match [sparkles emoji] [zebra emoji] #nxtocala #BeTheChange#BlackGirlMagic"
She wrote in another tweet, "[sparkles & purple heart emojis] I was raised to give 110% in anything I do. I gotta ways to go and learn, but I won't disappoint y'all!"
As always when WWE is in Ocala, hometown star and WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr. appeared. Funk plugged an upcoming charity event with The Steiner Brothers and was then interrupted by Cal Bloom. Jeet Rama made the save and then defeated Bloom in a singles match.
Below are a few related shots from last night's NXT show in Ocala:
??????? I was raised to give 110% in anything I do. I gotta ways to go and learn, but I won't disappoint y'all! https://t.co/6fxfienXVN— Aja Smith (@PereraPower) February 22, 2020
WWE HOFer Dory Funk Jr. is here and promoting a charity event coming up in Bellview, FL at the end of the month.— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) February 22, 2020
"Just put Dory Funk in your computer." pic.twitter.com/TPpJat0WEP
#nxtocala Special guest @fuanku invites us to an upcoming charity wrestling event: https://t.co/0EAjSjP07H for more info! But when @TheCalbloomWWE tries to steal Dory's thunder, @JeetRamaWWE saves the day! #NXJeet #JeetForever #JeetPlexCity pic.twitter.com/j0mvEhXMhV— Jeff Reid (@JeffReidUP) February 22, 2020