Monday’s Torch Today – Quick News Items (updated throughout the day): Demott condolences, Hall DVD, Cena mystery

By PWTorch Staff


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This Torch Today “Quick News” feature is a bit of a return to our roots, but with a 2015 update. We’ll be adding news items to this report throughout the day every day, some of which are little tidbits or fast quick breaking news items for which we’ll have a longer story posted later (such as when we first get Raw ratings), and sometimes just a note on what others out there are reporting that we find worthy of passing along (with proper credit, of course). Because we add to this throughout the day, be sure to check back for updates or refresh throughout the day. You can see the entirety of the previous days’ Torch Today updates on the home page or the Torch Today listing.

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And now, onto today’s tidbits…

-Wrestlers on Twitter are sending condolences to Bill Demott and his family on Twitter all day. Sean Waltman wrote: “No words can describe how my heart hurts for The DeMott Family right now. My sincerest condolences”

-WWE is planning to release a Scott Hall DVD.

-Does this solve the John Cena time off mystery? Wrestling author and reporter Scott Keith wrote on his blog: “A friend in the fitness industry is working on a fitness-themed reality show for FOX. The show is set to air in the spring. He and a few others were told this week that the filming window is set for Oct. 26 to the first or second week of January, and that it will take 6-8 weeks to do everything. They also found out that the host of the show is going to be John Cena. I’m guessing this explains his rumored hiatus after HIAC.”

-Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, and Brock Lesnar were hyped by Michael Cole as appearing on next week’s Raw, the last one before Hell in a Cell. It’s a good line-up of legacy stars. Average age? 51.

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