– Below is video of WWE NXT General Manager William Regal announcing a Battle Royal for tonight’s NXT live event in Lakeland, Florida. The winner will earn a spot in one of the upcoming qualifying matches to determine the “Takeover: Philly” opponent for NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas. As noted, a series of qualifying matches took place at Wednesday’s NXT TV tapings with the winners facing off in a Fatal 4 Way to determine the new #1 contender. Those matches were Trent Seven vs. Killian Dain, Kassius Ohno vs. Johnny Gargano, Roderick Strong vs. Lars Sullivan and Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black.
– WWE stock was up 1.68% today, closing at $28.49 per share. Today’s high was $28.55 and the low was $27.81.
– As seen below, The Rock’s “Dwanta Claus” alter ego is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which hits newsstands next week. Rock wrote the following on the issue, which has a special layout on the @DwantaClaus Instagram account. Also below are more photos of Rock dressed up from the EW Instagram account.