- The Honky Tonk Man stated on Facebook that he is interested in assuming the Raw commentator’s position for one night only while Jerry “The King” Lawler recovers from Monday’s heart attack.
The WWE Legend is the first cousin of Lawler, though the two have long had an unsteady relationship due to family issues. He addressed his relationship with Lawler: “Jerry and I have not seen eye to eye on the pro side of the business sometimes, but we buried the hacthet a few yrs. ago. I am what I am and he is what he is. He is my first cousin with our mothers who are sisters who are both passed on now. Jerry and I had a 100 matches against each other. We had a respect not as family but as professionals. He was a master at talking and in ring work. I myself copied his work. I can only hope he can be the King again.”
- “Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder takes on Cody Rhodes on this week’s episode of WWE Superstars on WWE.com. Other matches on the show are Justin Gabriel vs. Tensai, Santino Marella vs. Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox vs. Natalya.
- Eve Torres announced on Twitter Thursday that she is engaged to Rener Gracie, her boyfriend of several years.
Enclosing a photo of her engagement ring, she tweeted, “I’ve never been so happy! @RenerGracie.”
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