Kevin Nash, who was in town for AXXESS, was also backstage at the Rumble.
Tool guitarist Adam Jones was also at the show and before the PPV went on the air, proposed to his fiance in a moment that was broadcast on the Titantron in the venue. Thankfully for him, she said yes!
MMAFighting.com featured a video of UFC President Dana White from over the weekend, noting that at one point, he was negotiating for Brock Lesnar to return for one final fight against Fedor Emelianenko, but it didn't happen. That fight would have been HUGE. White also noted that when he claimed a meeting with Lesnar went awful last year, it was actually a great meeting over putting that fight together, so he was trying to throw the media off the story. Obviously, it doesn't matter now since Lesnar is locked in for a new 2 year WWE deal (as we broke yesterday) but it's an interesting look into what could have been:
WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka just underwent surgery for a hernia. We wish him well in his recovery.
Our friends at www.ringsidecollectibles.com are currently running a Royal Rumble themed sale on 30 items.
WWE Hall of Famer Adam "Edge" Copeland will be on DDP's radio show tomorrow. Thanks to Terri Bey.
The following press release was issued today:
Clearwire Tour with WWE® Superstars and Divas Hits Las Vegas Today
CLEAR Sponsors WWE Superstar Brodus Clay™ and WWE Divas
Naomi™ and Cameron™
Autograph Session at Fry’s Marquee Event at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas
WHAT: Clearwire and WWE announced a marketing partnership for 2013 on January 14th. Clearwire is slated to activate the partnership at a total of 20 WWE events that will take place in 20 cities throughout 2013, including Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Dallas in the next few weeks.
WHO/WHEN: WWE Superstar Brodus Clay, together with WWE Divas Naomi and Cameron, will be making an appearance at a local-area Fry’s Electronics store from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Pacific Time, on Monday, January 28, 2013, where they will be signing autographs for fans inside the store. Fans attending the event at the store can enter a giveaway promotion for a chance to win (a) four complimentary tickets to attend, and (b) four backstage passes to meet with WWE Superstars or Divas at, the WWE Monday Night RAW® event taking place that evening at the Thomas and Mack Center, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119.*
WHERE: Fry’s Electronics Store – Autograph Session
6845 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
SPECIAL: Fans attending the WWE Monday Night RAW® event will be able to see CLEAR internet product demonstrations and also have an opportunity to create posters to use throughout the arena during the telecast.
* Must be 18 years old and a Las Vegas-area resident to enter. Transportation and parking not included. Additional restrictions apply. See Ticket Giveaway Promotion Guidelines posted today on the entry form and at the Fry’s Electronics store located at the above-set forth Las Vegas, NV address.
Clearwire Corporation (Nasdaq:CLWR), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of 4G wireless broadband services, offering services in areas of the U.S. where more than 130 million people live. The company holds the deepest portfolio of wireless spectrum available for data services in the U.S. Clearwire serves retail customers through its own CLEAR® brand, as well as through wholesale relationships with some of the leading companies in the retail, technology and telecommunications industries. The company is constructing a next-generation 4G LTE Advanced-ready network to address the capacity needs of the market, and is also working closely with the Global TDD-LTE Initiative and China Mobile to further the TDD-LTE ecosystem. Clearwire is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. Additional information is available at http://www.clearwire.com.
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 is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.
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