Possible WWE Release, Why The Draft Is Next Week

Published On 04/18/2011 | By PWMania.com Staff | News

— In a dark match that took place after Monday’s WWE RAW tapings from London, England, John Cena & Randy Orton defeated WWE Champion The Miz & Nexus leader CM Punk.

— It was announced to the live RAW crowd at the O2 Arena on Monday that WWE’s next television tapings from the UK will be on November 7 and 8 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.

— As reported earlier, WWE will hold their annual Draft next week in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The draft had originally been scheduled for June, but WWE sources say the event was booked for next week as a “panic move” in hopes of spiking the ratings.

– As we’ve been reporting in recent weeks, WWE is expected to release a lot of talent after the current European tour as part of the annual “spring cleaning” and cost cutting. In what appears to be the first casualty of this upcoming round of releases, WWE developmental wrestler Jackson Andrews has been removed from the roster page of the Florida Championship Wrestling website. Typically, this is a sign the talent has been released. Andrews had a very brief run on WWE television back in December as the bodyguard of Tyson Kidd on RAW, but he was quickly sent back to developmental.

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