— “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who has been announced as host of World of Hurt, will tape the first episode of the wrestling reality series on August 18 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The WWE Hall of Famer replaces Lance Storm in the program’s second season. World of Hurt only airs in Canada.
— Contrary to online reports, Mark Carrano has not been moved from talent development to working under Triple H.
— Wade Barrett celebrates his 30th birthday today.
— Vince McMahon stated during last week’s WWE investors conference call that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has agreed to work multiple pay-per-view events. Besides the Survivor Series in November, there is talk that Johnson, barring movie commitments, would be on hand for the big three shows next year—Royal Rumble, WrestleMania and SummerSlam.
source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter