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TORCH TODAY – Friday, April 29
– At MMATorch.com: The latest MMA news heading into the weekend.
– WWE is promoting Make-a-Wish’s “World Wish Day” through social media today. WWE also hosted an event at company headquarters in Stamford, Conn. On Thursday, WWE hosted 18-year-old Colby McMahon of Derby, Conn., who is battling cystic fibrosis. Included was promotion for Colby’s dream of building a website for sports and activities. The visit naturally concluded with a visit from a McMahon Family member, which was Stephanie McMahon.
– Jim Ross published a new blog at jrsbarbq.com offering more thoughts on fall-out from Chyna (Joanie Laurer)’s death, his predictions for Payback, and a health update on “Cowboy” Bill Watts.
“Cowboy Bill Watts recently had spinal surgery as a result of his years in wrestling and is home recovering nicely. My mentor is in great spirits and is as ornery as ever,” Ross wrote.
– Chris Jericho and Sami Zayn got together for an interview of note.
Quite possibly my favorite interview I've ever done. Worth a listen! https://t.co/CA4SGOhciZ
— Sami Zayn (@iLikeSamiZayn) April 29, 2016
– WWE announcer Jerry Lawler’s new themed bar/restaurant is scheduled to officially open today in Memphis.
Opening "King" Jerry Lawler's Hall of Fame Bar & Grille just in time for Memphis in May! Come see us April 29, 2016!! @JerryLawler
— Jerry Lawler's Place (@JKLBarBeale) April 23, 2016
– Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier went behind-the-scenes at the movie shoot for “Baywatch” starring “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson. (Video Feature at ETOnline.com)
– In today’s Japan news, Great Muta is asking fans to vote who he should face at the next big Wrestle-1 show on August 11, Ultimo Dragon is hosting “DragonMania XI” on May 28 in Mexico, and NOAH’s Global Tag League has a big logjam atop the standings after Day 6. (Full News Update via PuroresuSpirit.net)
– Video: Chikara released the first look at a new video game “Chikara: Action Arcade Wrestling.” The game is in the very early stages of development.
– Video: Prime Wrestling released a trailer for a new “Women of Prime” DVD featuring several women’s wrestlers before they were big stars.