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FORMER DIVA LOOKING FOR MONEY FROM WWE, STEPHANIE MCMAHON MAKING A GREAT APPEARANCE TOMORROW, SUMMERSLAM STRATEGY, REIGNS ON ESPN AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2014-08-14 11:51:50

Stephanie McMahon and Renee Young are going to appear tomorrow at a basketball game hosted by WWE to benefit The Special Olympics at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in California on Friday. The two teams will be hosted by Mark Henry and Alicia Fox.

Roman Reigns appeared on ESPN's Sports Nation yesterday with Michelle Beadle (she of the CM Punk-AJ Lee backstage flap from last year). A clip from the appearance can be seen by clicking here.

Reigns also did a story with The USA Today where assembled a football team made up of wrestlers. You can check it out by clicking here.

MultiChannel News interviewed WWE Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Michelle Wilson about the company's SummerSlam marketing strategy. You can read it by clicking here.

Dmitry Shakhov sent this item. ... There is a interesting story about former WWE employee Anna Bogomazova in the Russian news. I will try to translate to you. She was the first Russian in WWE. In 2013 she broke her arm in a training session. During the healing process somebody from WWE called her and told her that they no longer needed her services. Anna said: "In history of WWE they never fired injured wrestlers. Usually WWE gave a second chance after injury. Even if you had a injury you continue to work there. You are visiting acting technique". Now Anya and her lawyer want to get some money for injury and extra for damages. She had two surgeries and now she has a scar on her hand. She is trying to get in shape and dreaming about returning to the ring. They have had negotiations with WWE and if it fails then Anya is ready to go to the court. Also they had some stupid stuff in the video (an interview with her former coach) about injury. He said that she became a star in USA and took somebody's spotlight so injury is not coincidence, it was a setup. But that part is just ridiculous because his kind of people in Russia doesn't understand what is WWE really is. Also, and Anya never made it to TV. She was no good on mic. It was a long road anyway so I understand why they did what they did. You can watch the video by clicking here.

Joe Monaco sent along a really good interview that Seth Rollins did with Xfinity/Comcast. You can read it by clicking here.

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