— Chris Jericho has confirmed the release of a second book via Lance Storm’s official website, StormWrestling.com. Jericho wrote an article on Storm’s website regarding his book and the reaction to it thus far. Jericho said the first book left the book open for a sequel because the first one only focuses on the stage in his life in which he is trying to achieve his dream of joining WWE. Once he got to WWE, that stage in his life was over. He has signed a new book deal for the second book with Grand Central. The second book will be called “Undisputed Attitude,” which as you would imagine, will be an indepth look into his WWE tenure. The second book will be released in the fall of 2009. Jericho said, “It also left the door open to a sequel, for which a deal has just been signed with Grand Central. Look for “UNDISPUTED ATTITUDE” to hit bookstores in the fall of 2009!”
— Jakks announced upcoming action figure lines yesterday. They plan on releasing action figures on Lilian Garcia and Michelle McCool, who have never had action figures before. The Michelle McCool figure will be part of a two-pack with Chuck Palumbo. They also plan on releasing a Big Daddy V action figure, which will be packaged with Matt Striker in a two pack. Other figures planned for release include Chris Jericho, Funaki, The Great Khali, Mickie James, Shelton Benjamin, Nunzio and a Highlanders two-pack. The figures will be released this spring. Jakks also announced that Trish Stratus, Lita and John Cena (in 2002 attire) have been added to their “Classics” figures line. Also, Jeremy Padawer, VP of Marketing at Jakks Pacific, announced that Rob Van Dam has been signed to the Classic Superstars line.
— Tickets for this year’s SummerSlam at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis go on sale eight days from now on Saturday, March 8th at 10:00 a.m. This year’s event will be held on August 17, 2008.
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