Jericho Taking Time Off, Paul Bearer At HIAC, Knoxville, Nexus

– WWE Champion Randy Orton punted Chris Jericho in the head after a hard fought match on RAW. The injury angle that took place was done to write Chris Jericho off television for the next several weeks. Jericho will be off for at least two weeks, as his metal band Fozzy will be touring the UK in October.

– WWE has confirmed that Paul Bearer will be with The Undertaker for his World Heavyweight Title match against Kane at Hell in a Cell this Sunday.

– “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville will be the guest host of next week’s live Monday Night RAW.

– WWE has released former All Japan Pro Wrestling star Joe Doering from his developmental deal.

– Former Nexus member Darren Young has been at all of the recent WWE TV tapings, but hasn’t been used on RAW except for a brief appearance a few weeks ago.

– WWE has released a new Nexus t-shirt that features all of the current members except the injured Skip Sheffield.