[WWE] News Dump: Afternoon Tidbits

– It was announced today that Verizon’s FiOS television service will be available in Massapequa Park, New York. WWE 24/7 announced yesterday that they will be in FiOS, and it will be t he first place in the NY metro area that WWE 24/7 will be available.

– WWE Champion John Cena’s autograph session at NBC Universal Store will be tomorrow in Rockefeller Center, New York City. It will be from 4-6 pm. The NBC Experience Store at Rockefeller Center will be preparing to release an exhibit of WWE memorabilia. Already in the store windows are giant billboards of wrestlers John Cena, Carlito, Triple H, and Torrie Wilson.

– WWE will be taping another SuperShow of Raw and Smackdown at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 13th. On the November 14th episode of RAW, it will not be live. The reasoning behind the RAW pre-taping Raw is that WWE’s tour of Europe begins on the next day, Tuesday the 15th, so when RAW airs the superstars will be travelling to Europe for the tour.

– IndianTelevision.com is indicating that the USA Network will begin promoting the WWE move to their network with the likes of movie theater advertisements and commercials, pizza boxes, a print campaign featuring some superstars “away from the ring” taken by photographer Martin Schoeller, viewing parties at the Universal Citywalk complexes at their theme parks, and a chance for the fans to enter a contest with the winner flying to the Royal Rumble to meet the superstars.

– Mick Foley, while attending a Phillies game, came out and gave one of the mascots the Mandible Claw.

– Steve Austin will be on tommorow’s Best Damn Sports Show Period on FSN. Austin, along with Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan, will also be on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CBNC which will air tonight at 10 p.m.

– RAW’s USA/Spike censorship incident has received coverage in Yahoo!, Cynopsis, The Hollywood Reporter and other business and trade press.

– WWE.com will be showing a 30 minute pregame show before RAW this Monday and will also be broadcasting segments on the website during commercial breaks.

Credit: PWinsider.com, IndianTelevision.com, WrestlingObserver.com

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