Batista To Be On Hand SummerSlam Weekend, The Miz Speaks Out, WWE-ESPN

— The WWE website has announced that Batista will appear at the Saturday, August 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. session of SummerSlam Axxess at L.A.’s Nokia Plaza. Click here for more information on the upcoming event.

— The Miz has started a blog on the WWE Universe focusing solely on music. In his first blog he talks about Aerosmith, whose song “You Gotta Move,” is the official theme song for SummerSlam. (Miz Music Blog: Aerosmith)

— WWE got a brief mention in an article on regarding boxing. Dan Rafael wrote: “You know how you can tell Manny Pacquiao has crossed over into the mainstream? I was watching a WWE show Tuesday night, and during the main event — ECW champion Christian’s excellent title-retaining extreme-rules rematch against former champ Tommy Dreamer — announcer Matt Striker referred to one of Christian’s blows as “Manny Pacquiao-like.” You gotta love that.” (Thanks to Daniel A. Gomez)

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