Friday morning WWE news items heading into Wrestlemania 40

With Wrestlemania 40 coming up this weekend, here are some Friday morning WWE news items…

* It was revealed at WaleMania on Thursday night that Samantha Irvin will do the ring announcing for every match at both nights of Wrestlemania 40.

* Earlier this week, Cody Rhodes filed a trademark for the term “The Renaissance Era.”

* noted that Motionless in White, the band that performed Rhea Ripley’s entrance music, will be at Wrestlemania and will potentially be playing her to the ring.

* Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport X took place on Thursday and featured WWE’s Shayna Bazler. Numerous WWE personalities were in attendance including WWE President Nick Khan, CM Punk, Nia Jax, Karrion Kross, Natalya, and Braun Strowman.

* Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was almost two hours late for his appearance at WWE World. Here is video footage of Rock cutting a promo at the event…