— WWE.com has posted photos of John Cena granting the wish of 15-year-old Daunton, part of Magic Moments group in Alabama. The two met backstage at RAW in Birmingham.
— The theme song of Lana, Alexander Rusev’s manager, is now available on iTunes. It is called “????????! (Attention!)”.
— UPDATE: Masked Republic has announced that everyone is still confirmed for the show this Sunday at the ECW Arena and thet the card will still take place as originally announced.
ORIGINAL: With yesterday’s announcement that Extreme Rising was canceling all future shows, many wondered if Sunday’s Masked Mania iPPV would still take place. The Masked Mania event, which is being promoted by Kevin Kleinrock and Masked Republic, was working with Rising as part of a triple shot weekend. With Extreme Rising canceling events, Kleinrock and Republic had to scramble to make last minute deals with the venue, find a ring, and get all sorts of other logistical things accomplished five days before the event. These were things that were being handled on the side of Extreme Rising.
Kevin Kleinrock and Masked Republic were able to secure everything, at much added cost, due to their budgeting not including all of these extras. All of the Lucha talent originally advertised will be appearing as scheduled as Republic had already taken care of their flights and travel information. Some of those performers are looking for additional weekend bookings, due to losing out on their dates with Extreme Rising.
Some changes to the undercard of the iPPV may happen, as some talent was booked through Extreme Rising, but here is the updated card for the show…
* Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. LA PARK
* Campeonato de Maestros Champion Solar vs. Negro Navarro
* Campeanato de Minus del Mundo champion Mini Mariachi vs. PequeÃ±o Pierroth
* Campeanato de Feminil de PWR champion Christina Von Eerie vs. Sumie Sakai
* Damien 666 & Bestia 666 & Sabu vs. Homicide & BLK Jeez & Ruckus
* Cassandro El Exotico vs. “Spartan” MDogg Matt Cross
* Ophidian The Cobra & The Madjai Amasis & Green Ant vs. “3 Live Gringos” Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy & Papadon