RAW Preview, ESPN Hypes Cuban vs. Rhodes, Batista News


— Philstar.com reports that SmackDown superstar Batista was in the Phillipines this weekend to help endorse the launch of a new energy drink called Xplode.

– Tonight’s edition of WWE RAW takes place from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. Businessman Mark Cuban will be the special guest host. The main event for tonight will be DX vs. Chris Jericho in a Handicap match.

ESPN.com features an article hyping NBA Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban’s hosting gig tonight, looking at what could be a physical showdown between Cuban and Legacy’s Cody Rhodes. Cuban began hyping his appearance last week in the local Dallas media, saying he was looking for retribution against Randy Orton after getting RKO’s back at Survivor Series 2003. Orton protege Cody Rhodes spoke to the Dallas Morning News and issued a challenge against Cuban. ESPN teases a match between the two and includes several potential nicknames for Cuban should he wrestle.

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