– Paul Heyman is in a “very good spot” with WWE and Vince McMahon right now with the company even producing merchandise for him. I’m told he’s “minding his p’s and q’s” with Stephanie McMahon right now and things have remained cordial.
– WWE announced this week that The Miz will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Kofi Kingston on next week’s WWE Main Event. I’m told a title change was talked about to demonstrate the importance of the new series, much like what was done with Antonio Cesaro and the United States Championship on the YouTube PPV pre-show a couple months back. With that being said, I cannot confirm the title change but it was something talked about.
– The infamous Hulk Hogan sex tape may cost him his endorsement deal with Rent-A-Center as there has been talk of not re-signing him. I’m told the company is keeping a close eye on the story and will take the appropriate action if deemed necessary.
– In a random note, New Japan Pro Wrestling is focusing on making a bigger impact in the United States with iPPV. Company officials feel like many people in the US are already familiar with their roster and they can capitalize on the recent failures by Ring of Honor.