– The Wrestling Observer reports WWE has signed Ashley Fliehr Johnson, the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, to a developmental contract. Reports surfaced earlier this month that Ashley intended to follow in the footsteps of her legendary father as she was training to become a professional wrestler. She is expected to join WWE’s Tampa, Florida based developmental training facility in the summer. Ashley is the third Flair child to enter the professional wrestling industry. David notably competed for World Championship Wrestling from 1999 to 2001 while Reid currently wrestles on the independent circuit. Ashley was a star volleyball player in high school, leading her team to two state titles in North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts and is an ACE® Certified Personal Trainer. She also attended Appalachian State University where she was a Division-1 Full Scholarship Athlete in volleyball.
– Rey Mysterio’s merchanise is discounted upto 75% at WWEShop.com. His action figures, t-shirts and DVDs are on clearance sale as the former World champion sits out the remainder of his 60-day suspension for his 2nd violation of the wellness policy.
– According to the Wrestling Observer, Kharma has been ready to return to action for a while but creative has been unable to develop a storyline for her. An angle was nixed for the April 30 Raw SuperShow where Kharma would have brutalized Nikki Bella.
– WWEDVDNews.com reports WWE has plans to release single disc DVD titles on Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio and Shawn Michaels later this year as part of their WWE Superstar Collection line. Titles on Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Sheamus and Zack Ryder are also scheduled.
– An official Facebook page has been launched for WrestleMania 29, which takes place on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
– Boxer Nick Casal Nick Casal was attacked by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend with a golf club, needing more than 300 stitches to close the gashes. Casal received a call from his girlfriend to be picked up from at 5 a.m.. When he arrived, the ex-boyfriend was there with a golf club. Casal was hit in the head more than 15 times, and luckily did not suffer any damage. These pictures are not for the faint of heart:
– Paulina Gretzky has once again posted some racy pictures from her Complex Mag photo shoot on Instagram. Check it out:
– Nationals’ RHP Drew Storen (elbow) is aiming to return around the All-Star break. Manager Davey Johnson said that Storen could begin a minor league rehab assignment later this month, which no longer appears to be accurate. Storen made 100 light throws playing catch on Wednesday, and there’s currently no timetable for his return.
– The Twins have placed C Ryan Doumit (right calf strain) on the 15-day DL and is expected to miss about 3 weeks. Doumit suffered the injury during Wednesday’s victory over the Tigers. He is batting .264/.328/.445 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 33 games this year.
– Tara stated Tuesday via Twitter that she is featured in the latest issue of Penthouse. To add further details, she and Brooke Tessmacher were interviewed for a piece on the Knockouts Division. The adult magazine contains no photographs of the duo disrobed. Rather, the featured images are from TNA Wrestling events.
– Alex Silva, who earned a contract with TNA Wrestling as a result of the Gut Check Challenge, has been added to the company website’s roster page.
– Team Canada’ D Marc Methot has been suspended 1 game for his hit on Belarus’ F Yevgeni Kovyrshin into the boards during Tuesday’s game. Methot will miss Thursday’s game against Slovakia at Hartwall Arena and is eligbile to return if Canada moves on to the semifinals.