Shawne Merriman Comments On WWE Reports, Reason For Divas Angle On SmackDown, Mattel

– Former NFL player Shawne Merriman is downplaying reports that he participated in a multi-day tryout at the WWE Performance Center this past week. He tweeted on Friday:

– The angle with The Great Khali, Natalya, Fandango and Summer Rae was done on Friday night’s SmackDown to put a spotlight on the Divas. Apparently they’re looking at giving more TV time to Summer Rae. Both Divas have been feuding on Twitter since last night’s show.

– previously reported that Mattel executives were at the WWE Performance Center on Friday to get a private look at the NXT talents in action. WWE referee Jason Ayers revealed that Mattel also gave the WWE stars a look at the “nuts and bolts of the creative process for WWE toys.”

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