- Glory Sports International, the parent company of the world's new premiere kickboxing league, GLORY World Series, announced this week the appointment of former WWE Executive VP Andrew Whitaker to the position of global CEO of Glory Sports International. Whitaker will be spearheading the opening of a new GLORY office in the tri-state region of the United States. He had served as the Executive Vice President of International for WWE, where he was responsible for establishing and growing the leading professional wrestling entertainment company's business via sales, marketing, promotion and public and government relations across television, digital media, live events, licensing and PPV/VOD. For more information, visit gloryworldseries.com.

- Here is a brand new featurette and TV spot for WWE Studios' Dead Man Down, which features Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett:


TV Spot:

- There have been rumors floating that top independent wrestler Jimmy Jacobs (Chris Scobille) may be WWE bound after he posted a photo earlier this week of him receiving an envelope from the company. He later confirmed that the envelope was not a contract, and just contained 1099 forms for work he had previously done with them. You can check out his original tweet below:

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