Saturday, October 20, 2007

News & Notes from Wrestling Online Newsletter

> JOHN CENA JOINS CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
- There is one phrase that former WWE champion John Cena might hear soon and
that's "You're fired". And no it won't be Vince McMahon saying that but
Donald Trump! AOL-owned TMZ.COM spilled the beans on some of the
participants who will be on NBC's 'Celebrity Apprentice'. That's right, the
injured John Cena is already filming the show as TMZ.COM cameras spotted
many of the celebs selling hot dogs on the streets of New York as part of a
challenge. Cena joins Omarosa, Lennox Lewis, Gene Simmons, Stephen Baldwin,
Carol Alt, Vinny Pastore, UFC's Tito Ortiz and others in this new season of
The Apprentice. Donald Trump is, as always, running the show. With Cena out
for at least six to eight months, it gives him a great opportunity to get
involved in other projects. And we all know that the Donald is a big WWE fan
so having Cena on his show is certainly a big acquisition so to speak. The
Celebrity Apprentice will air in mid-season on NBC.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5405]

> BATISTA, UNDERTAKER VISIT BOXER RICKY 'THE HITMAN' HATTON
- While in Manchester, World Heavyweight champ Batista and his opponent at
Cyber Sunday The Undertaker visited British boxer Ricky 'the Hitman' Hatton
at his gym before they laced up their boots for a show at the MEN Arena in
Manchester later in the day. Hatton - a big WWE fan - says he took the
nickname from Bret Hart and expressed his appreciation for the WWE visit.
Talking to British tabloid newspaper The Sun, Hatton said that both WWE
Superstars made him "look small". The Undertaker is set to attend Ricky's
upcoming title bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas in two months
time. A picture accompanied the article having Batista and Undertaker on
each side and Ricky Hatton separating the two. And indeed, Hatton looked
like a little kid in between! You can check out the picture at
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/article359172.ece
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5404]

> WWE VIDEOS ON BILLBOARD
- After a couple of weeks off their usual number one position, WWE regained
the top spot on Billboard's Top 10 Recreational Sports DVD chart for the
week ending October 27th. 'SummerSlam 2007' takes the number one position
while only two other WWE DVDs made it on the chart - 'WrestleMania 23' in
the seventh place and 'The Ladder Match' in eighth. UFC has five DVDs on the
list occupying the second, third, fourth, fifth and tenth positions.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/]