Stephanie McMahon and John Cena will be guest speakers at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity tomorrow in Cannes, France, giving a presentation on the company’s history and how it engages fans.

WWE has released a new “vntage” Ultimate Warrior t-shirt.

Dolph Ziggler and David Otunga will be handling commentary on this week’s WWE Main Event which drops today on Hulu Plus in the US.

On this week’s episode:

*Enzo and Cass versus The Ascension

*Baron Corbin versus Sin Cara

*Rusev versus Zack Ryder

Scheduled for this week’s Smackdown:

*Seth Rollins vs. Sami Zayn.
*WWE Tag Team champions The New Day vs. The Vaudevillains.
*Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio.
*Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews.
*AJ Styles vs. Jimmy Uso.
*Also appearing are WWE World Heavyweight champion Dean Ambrose, The Club, Bray Wyatt and more.

There will be a presentation for Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.”  at the San Diego Comic-Con next month with a number of stars appearing.  The film will be released on May 15, 2017.  Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dave Bautista will return as Drax in the movie.

Becky Lynch, Titus O’Neil and Sin Cara took part in an anti-bullying rally yesterday in Tucson, Arizona.  For details, click here.

 

WWE issued the following press release:

WWE® Cruiserweight Classic™ to Premiere on WWE Network Wednesday, July 13

STAFORD, Conn.– WWE announced today that the WWE Cruiserweight Classic will premiere Wednesday, July 13 at 9 PM ET exclusively on WWE Network. The 10-week tournament will air every Wednesday night and culminate with a live two-hour special on Wednesday, September 14.

The WWE Cruiserweight Classic will be hosted by WWE Legend Daniel Bryan® and the voice of WWE SmackDown® Mauro Ranallo.

“We scoured the globe to find 32 of the best Cruiserweights to compete in this inaugural tournament,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H®” Levesque. “These performers will be given an unprecedented opportunity to showcase their elite athleticism and unbridled passion across WWE’s global platforms.”

The WWE Cruiserweight Classic is a 32-man, single-elimination tournament that will feature the best cruiserweights from all over the world including Rich Swann, Johnny Gargano, Cedric Alexander and Tommaso Ciampa from the United States, Kota Ibushi and Akira Tozawa from Japan, Zack Sabre, Jr from England, Noam Dar from Scotland, Ho Ho Lun and Jason Lee from Hong Kong, Gran Metalik from Mexico, Tyson Dux from Canada, Da Mack from Germany, Damian Slater from Australia and many more.

WWE Network will also air an exclusive Cruiserweight Classic special entitled CWC: Bracketology on Wednesday, July 6 at 9 PM ET.

Tajiri and William Regal reunited this week in Florida since Tajiri is in for the WWE Cruiserweight Classic:

AL.com featured a look at NXT coming to Birmingham, Alabama at this link.

WWE posted the following warm-up for the Cruiserweight classic competitors

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