– WWE has been negotiating with Olympic wrestler Jaime Espinal, who won a silver medal at 185 pounds in 2012. Espinal was one of only two Olympic medalists in any sport from Puerto Rico. Recruiting Espinal is part of WWE’s movement to try and create ethnic and national heroes going forward. Espinal has interest in both WWE and MMA.
– While Rey Mysterio was pulled from the upcoming SmackDown overseas tour, he is scheduled to start working live events again in a few weeks.
– Actor Kris Kristofferson was backstage at last night’s WWE NXT live event. His son is NXT star Garrett Dylan. Here he is with Sasha Banks:
(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)