Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— It has been confirmed that in addition to Chris DeJoseph, creative team members John Piermini and Dan Matalaga have also parted way with the organization. Piermini left the company on his own a few...

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— At the Monday Night Raw taping in Orlando, a fan ringside wearing Hulk Hogan merchandise. Security personnel made him remove almost all of his Hulkster garb, and was given a “Stand Up for WWE”...

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— The heart procedure that WWE producer Dean Malenko underwent was to have a stent placed. — Sports columnist, author and podcaster Bill Simmons conducted an interview with WWE Champion The Miz yesterday for his...

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— Ryan-Nemeth.com conducted an interview with Dolph Ziggler’s younger brother, Ryan Nemeth, an aspiring wrestler. He was asked whether he would be interested in taking part in WWE’s revival of Tough Enough and what he...

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— WWE cleverly edited the episode of SmackDown held in Manchester, England so that it would appear that Alberto Del Rio’s ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez was on hand for the event when he actually wasn’t—due...

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— Kofi Kingston, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, Alberto Del Rio and Drew McIntyre qualified for Monday’s King of the Ring tournament on Friday’s episode of SmackDown. Last Monday’s Raw saw John Morrison, Daniel Bryan, Ezekiel Jackson...

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— The WWE website has added Jake “The Snake” Roberts and The Gobbledy Gooker to its Alumni section. Of talent released last Friday, Jillian and Tiffany were added to the page. — There was much...

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— World Wrestling Entertainment issued a survey last week asking fans if they would like to see WWE matches broadcast in 3D. It was reported earlier this year that the company was planning to air...

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— TNA Wrestling officials are interested in bringing Hernandez back to activity, but he has indicated that he’s not quite ready to return yet as he’s enjoying his main event status with Asistencia Asesoría y...

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— There has been much talk amongst WWE officials in recent weeks to induct Theodore Long into next year’s Hall of Fame class since it’s taking place in his home city of Atlanta, Georgia. Matt...

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WWE’s creative team has discussed holding a Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett program at some point in 2011. The Nexus spokesman is said to be “super over” with key personnel in the organization and has consequently...

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There has been much talk amongst creative regarding The Miz and the Money in the Bank briefcase he won at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Commentators have been informed to not push his title...

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— Jerry Lawler’s flight to Minneapolis for Bragging Rights caught on fire and had to make an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York. The WWE Hall of Famer made mention of it during the pay-per-view...

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— Michael Porter, who worked as a ring announcer for World Wrestling Federation live events in the West Coast from 1988 to 1993, died on Oct. 23. His cause of death has yet to be...

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— Attendance for this past week’s TNA Wrestling live event tour was dubbed “horrible,” especially considering that World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy headlined the cards. Thursday in Sedalia, MO drew 600, Friday in Springfield, MO...

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— Hernandez’ contract with TNA Wrestling expires this month. He has been appearing for the Mexican based AAA promotion since the spring. Rhino’s contract expires shortly as well. — Regarding attendance for TNA Wrestling’s recent...

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WWE Studios’ Knucklehead drew virtually no business during its ‘limited engagement’ this past weekend. A chart listing the top grossing films, with the bottom movie making $75, did not rank the WWE produced film. Even...

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— William Regal has signed a 42 month contract renewal with World Wrestling Entertainment. Now 42, he would be under contract until 2014, when he’s 46 – providing he isn’t released. — The WWE website...

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— John Cena has not appeared at WWE live events as of late because he’s been in New Mexico filming Blood Brothers for WWE Studios. — It was reported last week by the Pro Wrestling...

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— TNA Wrestling officials have spoken with legendary tag team wrestler Ricky Morton, 54, in regards to joining the promotion, likely as an agent. — A free TNA On Demand video app has been released...

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