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LIMITED ROSTER AT SMACKDOWN TONIGHT, FORMER WRESTLEMANIA MAIN EVENTER SIGNS HUGE NEW CONTRACT, WWE A HUGE HIT IN THE BIG EASY AND MORE WWE NEWS

By Dave Scherer on 2013-02-19 14:53:49

WWE will be taping Smackdown tonight in Biloxi, MS.  If you are going to the show and can send a report, please send me an email.

John Cena won't be at tonight's taping as he noted he is already en rout to Qatar, where the Raw brand has shows on Thursday and Friday.  They then have a show in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday.  Don't expect many Raw talents to appear on Smackdown tonight.

WWE's announcement of bring WrestleMania to New Orleans got a ton of publicity in The Crescent City yesterday.

Bruno Sammartino will be appearing at all three big events WrestleMania weekend, the Hall of Fame, The PPV and Raw.

The Hollywood Reporter has a review of The Rock's new film "Snitch" at this link.

Jim Ross posted his latest blog, looking at last night's Raw, at this link.

Here's a link to a "local boy makes good" story on WWE Ring Announcer Justin Roberts.

Former WrestleMania main eventer, boxer Floyd Mayweather, has left HBO to sign 30 month deal with Showtime, which falls under the CBS umbrella.  He will fight up to six times over the course of the deal with the first being on May 4.  He will be a centerpiece of CBS's cross-platform strategy for its sports division. ... Thanks to my buddy Kevin for sending that along.

Ric Flair will be appearing at The Big Event on March 2 at LaGuardia Plaza Hotel in East Elmhurst, NY, Barbara "Kelly Kelly" Blank, Jerry Lawler and his ex-wife Stacy Carter.