Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Raw Superstar Skip Sheffield, who hasn’t appeared on television since breaking his leg and ankle on August 18, 2010 at a WWE live event in Honolulu, Hawaii, issued his first public comments since suffering...

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Online reports of Brett DiBiase being released from his developmental contract with WWE are erroneous as he worked two matches as a referee at this evening’s Florida Championship Wrestling live event in Tampa, Florida, reports...

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— It was reported Monday that WWE developmental wrestler Brett DiBiase, 23, was removed from the roster page of the Florida Championship Wrestling. It has since been confirmed that the third generation wrestler was released...

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— The 2012 Royal Rumble is scheduled to take place in St. Louis, Missouri. No official date has been set. — The August 1 Monday Night Raw taping will be held at the Conseco Fieldhouse...

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— Current plans call for Jim Ross to remain on WWE programming throughout the duration of Michael Cole’s ongoing storyline. His segments have performed strong quarter-hour numbers, which could factor into the company’s decision to...

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— TNAWrestling.com has posted a video previewing tomorrow night’s episode of TNA iMPACT!. It is labeled: “Who Is Kurt Angle’s Mistress? And What Will She Do To Karen Jarrett?!” A preview for tomorrow night’s show...

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Kia Stevens, better known as Awesome Kong, was honored as an active wrestler last week at the annual Cauliflower Alley Club reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada. She thanked Antonio Inoki for getting her to Japan,...

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— Hulk Hogan addressed Desmond Wolfe’s status with TNA Wrestling last week on Twitter, writing, “Desmond’s situation is beyond TNA’s control, the ball is completely in his court.” However, the latest issue of the Wrestling...

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Due to the retirement of Edge leaving SmackDown in dire need of a top babyface, Vince McMahon decided to hold the annual WWE Draft next Monday as opposed to a date in June. WWE officials...

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Former WWE star Sean “X-Pac” Waltman feels John Morrison should apologize for his unprofessional conduct towards Trish Stratus at WrestleMania XXVII. “I think he should be ashamed,” Waltman wrote on Twitter. “I think he owes...

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— Mexican America — Hernandez, Anarquia, Sarita and Rosita — promote tonight’s TNA Lockdown pay-per-view in the following video. — SoCal Val conducted an interview with “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero regarding his match with Samoa...

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— Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs, the mixed martial artist, met with TNA Wrestling’s Director of Talent Relations Terry Taylor about joining the promotion before he wound up on the reality program. The organization showed...

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— The son of TNA Wrestling creative writer Vince Russo was recently hired to work for the organization in Nashville, Tennessee in a beginner’s production capacity. — Last Thursday’s TNA Wrestling live event in Fargo,...

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— According to reports from the Tough Enough set, Luke Robinson is considered the early favorite on the show. He stands out as a star and is considered a good wrestler that possesses charisma. Show...

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— Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman indicated on his Twitter account yesterday that he would like to enter the WWE ring now that the NFL lockout is official. “Dear @WWE now that the lockout is...

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— Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s next scheduled live appearance on Raw takes place March 28 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. He is also scheduled to appear on the Raw after WrestleMania on April...

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— Big Show suffered a minor injury at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping during an angle involving Ezekiel Jackson. He was supposed to be thrown through a table by the Corre member, but the table didn’t break,...

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— Last week, the Smart Wrestling Fan podcast released the match lineup for WrestleMania XXII, which was then verified as legitimate by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter: The Undertaker vs. Triple H; The Miz vs. John...

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— Darren Young, who was selected as one of six former NXT contestants to return to the show in its fifth season, NXT Redemption, was listed as a member of the Raw roster upon its...

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— Shelton Benjamin worked a dark match prior to this week’s SmackDown taping in Houston, Texas, beating SmackDown Superstar Curt Hawkins. The feeling is that based on how well he performed and the solid reaction...

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