Tampa Wants To Host WrestleMania, Brooke Knows Best Returning, Bret Hart

— VH-1 has announced that “Brooke Hogan Knows Best” will be coming back for another season. Here’s a snippet from the news release they sent out regarding the show: Also returning to VH1 is “Brooke Knows Best” which follows Brooke Hogan and her roommates Glenn and Ashley on their new adventures living single and solo in Miami. As Brooke gets more comfortable living on her own, she continues to take on more responsibilities for her career and life away from her family. Her dad Hulk Hogan is still very protective of his little girl and continues to check in on her, but he is beginning to see her as a young woman with a life of her own. Linda and Brooke also look to repair the ever widening riff between them brought on by Hulk and Linda’s divorce. New series will premiere in Spring 2009.

— According to Tampa Bay Online, the city of Tampa, has been invited to submit bids to host WWE WrestleMania between 2011 and 2014. WrestleMania is such a financial success for both WWE and the host city year after year that potential host city officials go to great lengths lure in WWE’s flagship event. WrestleMania XXIV brought an estimated $50 million to the city of Orlando last year. For more, visit

— In an interview with’s ringside blog, WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman” Hart told writer Christopher Smith that while he liked the movie “The Wrestler,” he doesn’t think it did much to improve the public’s perception of the wrestling industry. “It really took it back to where it wouldn’t make you proud if your kid came up to you and said, ‘Dad I want to be a Wrestler.’ That movie would make someone go: ‘I’d rather you do anything, I’d rather you be a porno star than a pro wrestler.’ I don’t think wrestling gets a fair shake that way. When it finished you didn’t have any respect for wrestling.” To watch Smith’s interview with the Hitman, visit

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