[WWE] Notes on Ross Report, Jericho/TNA, WWE on USA, Future SD Programs, Upcoming DVDs and a Former Tag Champ Dies

– The network executive on last night’s Smackdown was played by developmental wrestler Brian Black.

– JR’s famous The Ross Report is back on WWE.com each and every Friday. This week he talks about the three-man announce team, Shelton Benjamin’s prospects for the future, Trish’s return, the chances of Bret Hart or Steve Austin returning to the ring, tag wrestling and more.

– Also on WWE.com is a notice that Ed “Sailor” White, who was one of the original Moondogs (Moondog King) in the early 1980s, has died at the age of 56. He was WWE Tag Champ in 1981.

ChrisJericho.com no longer features a picture of Y2J in front of a TNA logo. WrestlingObserver.com’s Dave Meltzer is reporting that as far as he knows, Jericho was playing with everyone, and he has every in tention of taking a break from wrestling for a while, despite any interest TNA would have. Additionally, Dave Scherer at PWInsider.com suggests that Jericho posted it on his Web site to sell the “fired” angle, and that the press release that was posted and then detracted was done so to also sell the last-minute angle, since talking about going on a break from wrestling publicly would not be in line storyline wise with being fired. Click here for more on this story.

– USA Network has begun airing spots for the October 3 RAW premeire, featuring John Cena (“The Champ”), Carlito (“The Bad Apple”), Torrie Wilson (“The Blonde Bombshell”), and HHH (“The Cerebral Assassin”).

– Dave Batista defends against Eddie Guerrero and Randy Orton goes up against Rey Mysterio at several of the next house shows starting this weekend.

– The COMPLETE Wrestlemania box set (1-21) will be released on November 1 for $279.95. Also in November: Jack “The Snake” Roberts: “Pick Your Poisen.”

Credit: PWInsider.com, ChrisJericho.com, PWTorch.com, WrestlingObserver.com

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