NEWS ITEMS: Waltman endorses Linda McMahon for Trump’s cabinet, People Magazine names Rock the “Sexiest Man Alive,” Nese signs with WWE, Impact DVR data

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

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-Sean “X-Pac” Waltman and Lilian Garcia endorsed Linda McMahon for Donald Trump’s cabinet on “The Tomorrow Show” earlier this week, and reiterated that on today’s PWTorch Livecast. “Talk of Linda McMahon being in the Trump administration, it’s probably true,” Waltman said on The Tomorrow Show. “I mean she was very active in Trump’s campaign.” When asked if he’d want her in Trump’s administration, Waltman said, “Yes, absolutely.” Garcia said: “Oh I love her, I love Linda… Yes.”

People Magazine has named The Rock the “Sexiest Man Alive.” “I said, ‘That’s awesome.’ And then what went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is,” Johnson tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “And then I thought, ‘Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle.’ I’m not quite too sure where we go from here. I’ve done it all, this is it.” Rock talks about his journey to stardom and growth as a person in the article, available HERE.

-Last week’s Nov. 10 Impact Wrestling on Pop TV drew a total of 388,000 viewers once three days of DVR viewership was taken into account. The live + same night viewership total was 319,000. The prior week’s Nov. 3 episode drew a total of 402,000 viewers, up from live + same night viewership of 359,000. So last week’s show drew 69,000 DVR views compared to 43,000 DVR views the week before.

-FloSlam announced that Tony Nese has signed a WWE contract. Nose wrestled last Sunday at EVOLVE 73 in Joppa, Md. That is Nese’s final match with the WNN family of brands.

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