Originally written on Wrestling Truth  |  Last updated 11/16/14

- WWE are still in negotiations with former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal to appear at Wrestlemania. He is said to be up for getting in the ring and working a match, and told Chicago’s Abe Kanan radio show on Thursday that he wants the Big Show.

It’s a great tie-in because Shaq is a big star in Miami stemming from his time with the NBA’s Miami Heat.

- During an appearance on yesterday’s Alex Jones show wrestling legend and former Governor Jesse Ventura said his lawyers were looking over an article on TMZ that claimed he was pulled over for tailgating in California.

Ventura hasn’t left Minnesota in months and says the site is trying to smear him.

The story has since been removed.

- Christian who has been out of action since November with an ankle injury, is scheduled to return to house shows in February.

- Press Release:
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. : Stephanie McMahon Joins USO Metropolitan Washington Board of Directors

STAMFORD, CT, December 22, 2011 – Stephanie McMahon, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Creative, was recently voted onto the Board of Directors for the . WWE has a long history of supporting our men and women in the armed forces, so it is an honor for WWE to join the efforts of the USO Metropolitan Washington and support their important mission to serve those who serve and their families.

In 2004, the USO Metropolitan Washington presented WWE with the first ever “Legacy of Hope” award for the company’s extensive support of our troops and the USO’s Operation Care Package Program.

Additionally, WWE Superstars and Divas regularly visit military bases and hospitals, including Bethesda Naval Hospital and previously Walter Reed Army Medical Center, to bolster the morale of our troops.

Since 2003, WWE has produced its annual, holiday special “Tribute to the Troops” at military bases in Iraq, Afghanistan and the United States. WWE is also a proud supporter of the National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Program, which assists underprivileged youth obtain their GED or competency in a technical trade. WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston serves as a spokesperson for the Youth ChalleNGe Program.

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