[MISC] Late Night News EXPLOSION

– Inside Pulse would like to congratulate Chris Jericho and wife Jessica on the birth of twins this week — Cheyenne Lee and Sierra Loretta Irvine. They were born premature, according to WrestlingObserver, but are healthy and off of respirators, staying in the hospital for 8-10 weeks. Chris is in the play “Opening Night” this week and flew back and forth from Toronto to Florida. WWE.com has a story on this here. Also, PWInsider reports that Jericho’s autobiography will be released in September 2007 by Warner Books.

– Alex Marvez interviewed Bill Goldberg for his latest column here with a full transcript posted here.

– Jim Ross now writes for the Sooners — you can see his first column here.

– The show “Eureka” that aired in the ECW time slot on Tuesday night will air leading into ECW on Sci Fi each week. It did the network’s best rating ever for a series (3.2) and PWInsider reports that while WWE realizes internally that the Saturday Night’s Main Event ratings were bad (a big reason could be the amount of free wrestling TV on each week), WWE and SciFi officials are very happy with the recent ECW ratings, which by quarter hours were: 2.2, 2.1, 2.0, 2.0 and a 2.3 overrun (Taker vs. Big Show match).

– Saturday’s TNA iMPACT! replay got a 0.6 cable rating (1.2 share).

– Sonjay Dutt appears on TNA’s Xplosion show pretty often due to the show’s international presence, particularly in India, according to PWInsider.

– American Forces Network (AFN) is now showing RAW, Smackdown, ECW and pay per views. You can find out more here.

– WWE.com reports that Hulk Hogan will be appearing live Monday on RAW in Cleveland. There’s an interview up with him here.

– WWE Champion Edge will be on Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” on August 6.

– Jeff Jarrett’s NWA Championship defense vs. Sting at Hard Justice will be in a steel cage, according to marketing materials sent out (reported by PWInsider).

– There’s an interesting story on the late Bob Orton Sr. at SLAM! Wrestling.

– WWE.com has posted an article on wrestlers’ pre-match rituals, as well as one on Cade & Murdoch being mad at the Power 25 rankings, John Cena’s latest 5 Questions, Umaga selected as JR’s Superstar of the Week, news that Torrie Wilson will be on the September cover of FHM, an interview with King Booker and more. ECW.com has posted video from this week’s show, info on Stefy (the band who sings Kelly Kelly’s latest song) and Joey Styles’ latest MEP (The Undertaker is the Most Extreme Player).