|Title: Various News: Cena On RAW?, New Feature For SD! vs RA 2010, HOF Building & More|
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Date Posted：11-26-2010 2:50 AMCopy HTML
You thought Cena was really fired? Of course you didn't! Writing on his Twitter, Cena noted that he "bought tickets" to this coming Monday's three hour RAW in Philadelphia, PA., and considering he has connections chances are he got ringside too! Well, of course! The former WWE champion is still advertised to appear on upcoming WWE live events although under which capacity still remains to be seen. Let's hope they don't pull an angle like they did with Hulk Hogan and his mask years ago on Smackdown!
THQ announced yesterday that it will sponsor "Create Your Videogame Moment of the Year" contest for the Smackdown vs RAW 2011 video game. Players will have the chance to submit in-game video footage from the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 for the opportunity to be recognized as creating the best WWE videogame moment of the year. The grand prize contest winner will receive an official WWE Slammy Award trophy and recognition of his or her achievement and creation during the special three hour episode of RAW on December 13 which will have the Slammy Awards. For more information please visit community.smackdownvsraw.com.
The Fox affiliate in Orlando, Fox35, ran an almost seven minute piece on WWE this week covering the rumors of the Hall of Fame building as well as going behind the scenes at RAW on Monday. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty are pushing WWE to build the WWE Hall of Fame building in the city and while WWE admits that the concept is still at its very early stages there's already competition between cities to host it, with Orlando being the first to publicly acknowledging it. You can see the interesting discussion about the possible HOF building as well as the Fox reporter going backstage on RAW at http://w-o.it/gSOTWl
Joey Styles, who heads up the WWE.COM department and is very open and honest when it comes to speaking his mind, looks like will be out of a job starting tomorrow as his contract with the company will expire. "My WWE contract expires tomorrow. It's been an interesting 5 years. If you think I speak my mind now, imagine what I'll say...or do tomorrow," Styles said on Twitter earlier today. Styles signed with WWE in 2005 and did the One Night Stand pay-per-view commentary and then moved in to do RAW announcing before Jim Ross returned to take his place. He then started doing commentary for the new ECW until 2008 and in April of that year he was appointed as Director of Digital Media Content at WWE.COM. It is unclear if Styles is referring to his talent contract or his WWE office job altogether.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper is reporting that Hustlermagazine will have to pay damages to the family of Nancy Benoit for publishing her old nude photos in one of their issues after she was killed by her husband Chris Benoit. The Larry Flynt-owned publication fought the lawsuit saying that the photographs were newsworthy however U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr., had a different view about it and said that the company published the photos in their March 2008 issue purely for profit. "No reasonable juror could conclude that [Larry Flynt Publishing] did not publish the photographs and the article for financial gain," the Judge wrote. "The evidence shows that LFP made significant profits off the March 2008 issue and that the reaction to the Benoit photographs was 'huge and overwhelmingly positive.'" A jury trial will be held next to determine the damages that the company has to pay. "The family is ecstatic about the ruling," the family's attorney, Richard Decker, told the AJC on Wednesday. "It's what we thought should be the case. Hustler said it was a jury case, but the judge said no. Now, the only issue is how much the damages will be." The magazine carried a headline of "Wrestler Chris Benoit's wife murdered wife nude" with the spread in the inside pages. The photos were snapped 20 years earlier after Nancy expressed interest in entering the adult industry.