Former WWE VP dies, Royal Rumble, Orton/Miz

– Former WWE Senior Vice President for WWE, Jim Rothschild, passed away last week at the age of 49 from brain cancer. He is survived by his wife Vesna and daughters Sophia and Lola. Rothschild spent 11 years with WWE where he developed the media sales and sponsorship division, expanding clients by 200% and generating over $100 million in revenue under his leadership. Prior to his death he served as Chief Sales Strategist for a company named Leverage, a sports sponsorship and branded entertainment company. (thank to Colin Vassallo)

– The current plan for the 2011 Royal Rumble is January 30th in Kansas City, MO.

– There is talk of doing a Randy Orton vs. The Miz program, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter