Beth Phoenix Pulled From Upcoming WWE Tour, Obscure ECW Wrestlers, The Rock
– Conspicuous by her absence Monday on Raw was Beth Phoenix, who WWE advertised as a participant in the Divas Championship No. 1 Contender Battle Royal. According to PWInsider.com, she, nor Kelly Kelly, who was also advertised for the match, were not at the show emanating from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. “The Glamazon” will be missing more events as WWE.com is no longer advertising her for next week’s four-event Raw brand tour of Australia. She had been listed as appearing as recently as late last week.
– There have been numerous WWE Superstars, Divas, Legends and Hall of Famers who made oft-forgotten and brief appearances in Extreme Championship Wrestling or it’s predecessor Eastern Championship Wrestling that fans may not have known. WWE.com has published a list naming seventeen of those individuals, which includes Jimmy Snuka, Konnan, Doink the Clown, Marty Jannetty, Scott Hall, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, Don Muraco, Nikolai Volkoff, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner, King Kong Bundy, Stan “The Lariat” Hansen, Road Warrior Hawk and Lita.
– Walking Tall, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, airs on Spike TV on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 9:00 p.m.