When Will Beth Phoenix Return To The Ring?, WWE Highlights Defunct Titles, WWE Classics
– Beth Phoenix, who is currently taking a leave of absence from WWE following the loss of a loved one, has been pulled from advertisements for several upcoming events. The official WWE website had her listed as appearing at events beginning on October 1 after she was pulled from last week’s Australian tour and all events in September, but her next advertised appearance is now slated for the October 22 Raw in East Rutherford, New Jersey. She is then not listed for any events until December 28.
– Defunct wrestling titles are highlighted on this week’s episode of WWE Vintage Collection. The following matches aired on the show: The York Foundation vs. Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh and The Z-Man for the WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (WCW Main Event – November 3, 1991), Barry Windham vs. Larry Zbyszko for the NWA Western States Heritage Championship (NWA Bunkhouse Stampede – January 24, 1988), Dino Bravo vs. Tiger Chung Lee for the WWF Canadian Heavyweight Championship (WWF All American Wrestling – January 12, 1986), Chris Jericho vs. The Rock for the WWF Undisputed Championship (WWF Royal Rumble – January 20, 2002). (Thanks to Devin Cutting)
– This week’s WWE Classics on Demand updates are as follows: Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection (Part 2), WWF at Philadelphia Spectrum (August 27, 1988), AWA All Star Wrestling (August 15, 1981), ECW Hardcore TV (April 28, 1998), Stampede Wrestling (July 1978).
– Brodus Clay is featured in today’s “Superstar Spotlight” on WWE.com.