— PWInsider.com reports that Ric Flair’s new reality television pilot is currently being shopped around Hollywood. The production company, Pink Sneakers (“Hogan Knows Best”), is looking for network financing so they can film a full season.
— FilmStew.com is reporting that Kurt Angle has signed on to play the lead role in the upcoming action film “Rescue from Hell,” which begins shooting this Spring.
— The John Cena film “12 Rounds” has launched an official website at www.12rounds-movie.com.
— Earlier today, video game website N-Europe broke the news that THQ, which publishes WWE’s SmackDown vs. RAW franchise and is developing the upcoming “Legends of WrestleMania” game, was on the verge of shutting down. After stirring up a lot of commotion, N-Europe later issued following retraction: “Updated – THQ have contacted N-Europe and debunked the story. We apologise for raising a panic; we had good reason to trust our source on this matter, but it looks like some wires were crossed along the way.”
** MICKEY ROURKE Backs Out of WM25 & HUGE Name Confirmed For the Hall of Fame