— On Tuesday we reported that WWE’s official website listed boxing legend “Iron” Mike Tyson as a future guest host of WWE Raw. Tyson was booked to host the January 11th edition of Raw from Minneapolis, MN – the night WWE Raw goes head-to-head for the first time with a live UFC Fight Night special on Spike TV.Â WWE has since removed all references to Tyson from its website. This could be a case of WWE’s website team leaking the news too early or there could have been a change in scheduling. Either way, we’ll be following this story.
— The Outdoor Channel cable network issued a press release on Tuesday announcing it will debut seven new original shows in the first quarter of 2010. One of the new shows, Drop Zone TV, will feature an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin. From the press release:
Drop Zone TV – Debuts Sunday, January 3rd at 11:00 a.m. ET
Get ready, you’re about to enter the “Drop Zone!” Hosted by Hal Shaffer of Outdoor Channel’s “Huntin’ the World…Southern Style” and NASCAR’s Greg Zipadelli, “Drop Zone TV” is a fast paced show with a modern twist, and is bound to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The list of celebrity guests is long and diverse, including some of NASCAR’s greats, along with the best of the NFL, country music and Major League Baseball. This season, former WWE World Champion, Stone Cold Steve Austin, will be in pursuit of his biggest whitetail ever, while comedian Killer Beaz adds his unique brand of comedy by making side-splitting commentary throughout many episodes of the show.
For more on the Outdoor Channel, visit OutdoorChannel.com.