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By Mike Johnson on 2017-05-18 16:56:00

John Cena will be doing a three day Australian tour, “An Evening with John Cena: The Untold Story, In His Own Words" on 7/7 on the Gold Coast, 7/8 in Melbourne and Sydney on 7/9. 

WWE has begun uploading new episodes of TNT to to the VOD section of the WWE Network.

Dean Ambrose noted in an interview with the UK Sun he'd be happy to do a MMA fight for $500,000 at this link.  He also claimed that he thought he was going to die a few weeks before Wrestlemania 33 in a bike accident.

Nigel McGuinness spoke with The Mirror in the UK about commentating for WWE and more at this link.

Raw has a live event on 7/17 in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena has a presale tomorrow using code NASHVILLE.  Thanks to Victor Ramirez.

Dave Whitaker sent the following....WWE Live SummerSlam Heatwave Tour comes to the Columbus, GA Civic Center July 17, 7:30 pm.  Advertised:  Randy Orton, Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Charlotte Flair, and more.  Online pre-sale May 18, 10 am-10 pm, use passcode WWELive.  Tickets go on sale May 19th.

WWE released a trailer for WWE Studios' Blood Brother, which R-Truth has a part in.  The synopsis for the film - "Brother's Blood takes place on the mean streets of a city in decay, where a recently released convict begins to take murderous revenge against his childhood friends, whom he believes let him take the fall for a crime they collectively committed. As the bodies start piling up, one of the friends, now a cop, will stop at nothing to put an end to the murderous rampage and to right the many wrongs of their tragically violent past."   Here's the trailer:

WWE issued the following:

WWE®’s George Barrios to Participate in the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference

05/18/2017 - STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that its Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, George A. Barrios, will participate in the 45th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston on May 22, 2017.

A live audio webcast will be available online at corporate.wwe.com/investors. Mr. Barrios’ remarks are expected to begin at approximately 9:20 a.m. ET. A replay of the presentation will be available after the actual event and will be available for 90 days following the conference.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE:WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 20 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is now available in almost all international markets other than the People’s Republic of China and embargoed countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

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