Loads Of News: Hogan vs. TNA?, Chyna Note, Cena Injury

Ryan Clark

The revived American Gladiators television series featuring Hulk Hogan as one of the hosts will debut this Sunday on NBC at 9 PM. The debut edition will be a two hour episode going up against TNAĆ¢<80><99>s Final Resolution pay-per-view followed by a one hour episode that will air on Monday at 8 PM Eastern.

Celebrity Rehab, the upcoming show on VH-1 featuring former WWE personality Chyna, will debut on January 10th.

Jimmy Hart and Kimberly Page both celebrated birthdays yesterday. Hart turned 64 years old while Page turned 38.

John Cena’s rehabilitation is going very well and he is said to be slightly ahead of schedule. Officials are hoping that he returns just after WrestleMania. The worst case scenerio should have him back before the summer.

DirecTV is listing next Monday’s Raw as being in HD on the USA Network’s HD channel. The listing has the HD letters next to it, so it looks like this will be happening unless this is some sort of mistake on the part of DirecTV. A few other shows don’t have the HD letters, so there seems to be something to this. WWE and USA have yet to make any sort of announcement regarding Raw in HD.

According to some news reports from last year, Smackdown is supposed to start on The CW Television Network in HD sometime this month. For those wondering, the launch is definitely not happening this week as the listing doesn’t have it in HD. WWE and CW have yet to make an announcement regarding the start date of SmackDown in HD.

As noted earlier here on the site, Hockey Legend “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky is featured in an interview for the Swedish newspaper Expressen that was published on Sunday. In a photo enclosed in the article you can see Gretzky wearing a shirt showcasing the WrestleMania logo and the slogan “Destruction in The Desert,” which would indicate that Wrestlemania 2010 will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Gretzky has ties to the Phoenix area as he is currently the part-owner and head coach of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes.

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