D'Lo Brown was released from WWE because heof
his contract's expiration, and that is basically it. He wanted to head to
WCW back when Vince Russo left, but didn't notice that his WWE contract
still had another year on it. He was sent to OVW for his last year, and now
he will most likely head to the WWE dogpound NWA-TNA.
RAW rating for this past Monday has hit the
4.0 mark for the first time in about 2 years. YAY!
Hulk Hogan did not show for the SmackDown!
tapings tonight in Ontario, Canada and this is sure to work up the crowd
because of how heavily promoted he was for this show.
In very surprising news today, WWE announced
that The World in Times Square is shut down. This is the renamed restaurant
after WWF New York was made into a shopping area across the street. The
shopping area will remain open until the end of April.
Victoria has suffered a torn ACL ligament
recentley and will be out of action for an uncertain amount of time.
The big rumor going around this weekend is
that Goldberg was signed by WWE. That wouldn't be surprising to anyone
because Goldberg is always a last minute signer. From what Boiler Room
knows, Goldberg is ready to sign this week and should be doing so. If he
does, he will be starting a Rock/Goldberg storyline ASAP.
Rhyno is planned to return as Matt Hardy's
personal bodyguard. Expect this storyline to begin this week on SmackDown!
if everything works out backstage,
Paul Heyman was released as lead SmackDown!
writer this weekend for no true reason at all except that he had some heat
with Vince's right hand writer in WWE.
Edge is planning to return to the ring by WM
XX next year.
Goldberg & WWE are very close to signing a
deal, even closer than ever before. It seems that Goldberg or WWE have been
giving in to the other side's quarrels. If the two parties could sign a deal
before No Way Out, it would definitely be in WWE's best interest because it
would set the stage for WM XIX.
Matt & Jeff Hardy had an interview last night
on a UPN sister station and said that down the road they might be teaming up
once again. People who saw it said that Jeff was REALLY out of it, probably
on some drugs or whatnot.
The Rock has gotten himself a new tattoo, as
was seen last night. This is most likely as a positioning gimmick for
Bradshaw has started to train again and will
be returning again with Farooq with a reunited APA. It is unkown whether the
duo will head to RAW or SmackDown!, but the BR's guess is they will be
heading to SmackDown! to compete for the Tag Team Titles.
WWE is moving full blast with the brand
extensions, and the first RAW brand dedicated PPV will be this year's KOR.
The next PPV should be SmackDown! exclusive, which will be Fully Loaded.
Since Rhyno will not be joining Evolution like
previosuly stated, he will almost definitely be taken over to the SmackDown!
roster because of Edge's absence. Paul Heyman strongly wants Rhyno on
SmackDown! because he believes Rhyno can boost the SmackDown! rating.
Edge has suffered a neck injury and will be
needing surgery on it. He will most likely not be able to participate in the
6-Man Tag this Sunday, and Rhyno is most likely going to take his spot.
An HHH vs. Booker T match for WM XIX is being
discussed over at Titan Towers right now.
Tenacious Z, the one legged wrestler from
NWA-TNA, has signed an official WWE contract today.
Sunday Night HeAT will be airing live this
Sunday on (you guessed it) TNN because of MTV's music show that will be on.
This is just a taste that TNN will be getting HeAT for good.
Test's match with Chris Jericho has been
cancelled because of Test's "inability" to get to RAW this past Monday.
Reports are saying that Even Michael Cole, Tazz, and Josh Mathews (SmackDown!)
drove from the northeast to the SmackDown! tapings in Indiana, which shows
true devotion. This puts even more heat on Test and Stacy. Don't be
surprised if Test doesn't get much air time next week.
Eric Bischoff is the official producer of the
next Girls Gone Wild PPV.
Nathan Jones made a fake bomb joke on an
airplane this past weekend and was questioned by the FBI when the plane he
was on reverted back to the airport. Australians never learn.
Bret Hart said in a recent interview that he
"cannot" wrestle due to his stroke. Many are saying this is a joke, because
he has been talking to Vince lately about a contract. The reason he said
this is unknown; some say he wants to surprise the world if he returns.
The WWE writing staff has completely turned
the tables with the Evolution storyline for RAW, because Rhyno, who was
supposed to join the new faction when he returned, will not be doing so
John Cena will be recording his own rap album
with the help of 7L. He will also be getting a new theme.
Test and Stacy Keibler both missed RAW this
past Monday due to the big snowstorm on the east coast. The match that Test
had scheduled against Chris Jericho for No Way Out has been cancelled. WWE
officials are very mad at both Test and Stacy for not leaving early enough.
The Rock has confirmed that he will be doing
ANOTHER movie, which is a remake of Walking Tall. He also said that
his match with Goldberg doesn't look likely for WM XIX, and instead the
original idea of Rock vs. Austin will be put into place.
WWE may be moving Sunday Night HeAT to TNN in
a few months, as well as putting on more special WWE programs on TNN to
boost the network's new audience.
WWE has just bought ECW's intellectual
property (logos, trademarks, etc.) and entire multimedia archive for a
minute $1.87 million.
Torrie Wilson's edition of Playboy magazine is
expected to surpass Chyna's and Sable's issues.
The Rock, Hogan, and Nathan Jones will all be
on SmackDown! this week. Don't even be surprised to see Rhyno, as he did
return over the weekend at a WWE house show.
For those wondering if Trish Stratus is really
hurt, she really isn't. She is simply selling the storyline of her being
brutally attacked by Jazz a few weeks ago. She is also enjoying this time
off for some relaxation.
Former NWA-TNA star Tenacious Z has signed a
deal with WWE and will begin working house shows this weekend.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are reportedly
engaged. This news is only from rumors around Titan Towers this morning, and
could be entirely false.
Redd Dog, who was formerly shown as a run in
buddy for John Cena, will be managed by Teddy Long. This is due to D'Lo's
departure from the WWE.