Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Kurt Angle appears on tonight’s episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which airs at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. He gives a tour of an amateur wrestling facility that will be built as part of...

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— The Huntsville Times recently conducted an interview with Kofi Kingston promoting next Monday’s SmackDown live event in the area. The article contrasts WWE’s family-friendly, PG product to the “Attitude Era.” Kingston adamantly feels that...

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— In the segment-by-segment numbers for Monday’s Raw, the WWE Title Match between The Miz and John Morrison drew a 3.1 for the first quarter and a 3.2 for the second quarter; Maryse, Melina and...

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— Several top World Wrestling Entertainment executives received major stock options at the end of 2010. For instance, Executive Vice President of Television Production Kevin Dunn sold 18,000 shares for $258,300 on Dec 29. Shares...

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— Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia sang the national anthem prior to this afternoon’s New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. She wrote on Twitter,...

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— WWE posted tonight’s episode of SmackDown prematurely as it was available for viewing for a few hours today on YouTube prior to its national airing on Syfy. The video has since been set to...

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— Kane appeared on The Wease Show on radio station 95.1 in Rochester, New York on Tuesday and notably remarked that he was disappointed that his program with The Undertaker was cut short due to...

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— Former WWE talent Chuck Palumbo took to Twitter to note that the average TNA mid-card wrestler makes less than $500 per match not to mention that they have to cover their own hotel expenses...

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— Mexican luchador Mistico has made inquiries to World Wrestling Entertainment officials about joining the organization. He took part in a tryout match prior to a television event in San Jose last year and was...

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— Hernandez is expected to return to TNA Wrestling programming in the near future. The organization was paying him a weekly guarantee during his time away in Mexico for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). —...

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— Jim Ross denied online rumors that Brock Lesnar is returning to World Wrestling Entertainment. “Lesnar to WWE rumor unfounded,” he wrote on Twitter. “However if it happens for WM27 it would be huge 4...

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— Former TNA Knockout Taylor Wilde said today on Twitter that she quit TNA Wrestling. It was reported that her contract with the organization had expired. — Rebecca Budig, who briefly hosted WWF Sunday Night...

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— Last Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars featuring Lay-Cool vs. Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly in the main event drew a 0.55 cable rating, down from the previous week’s number. The show drew 539,000 viewers...

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— A two-disc DVD set on WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan is set for release tomorrow by WWE. Regarding its documentary, it does not feature new comments from Heenan nor archival footage from past...

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— Newspaper ads for the Feb. 1 SmackDown live event at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York solely feature John Cena. — WWE returns to the JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri for a Raw...

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— Torrie Wilson is auctioning off several clothing items from her time in WWE including bikinis and boots. To view her items, click here. — Many within WWE feel that Triple H won’t go back...

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— Joe Anoa’i, who started as a defensive tackle at the University of Georgia Tech and is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika, is receiving high marks for how quickly he’s picking up...

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— NorthJersey.com conducted an interview with Kane promoting next Thursday’s SmackDown live event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He discussed his mask, how long it took him to be comfortable to...

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— ESPN.com profiled Mickie James yesterday on their “Page 2” section. She discussed synergizing her foray into the country music world with her wrestling career. “I tried to make a beautiful marriage out of the...

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Recently released WWE talent Taryn Terrell (a/k/a Tiffany) answered a number of questions from fans yesterday on her Twitter account. When asked if she thought she’d ever return to World Wrestling Entertainment, she remarked the...

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