According to reports, The Sandman was drunk when he boarded the airplane for the tour of South Africa. He and agent Ricky Steamboat got into a verbal confrontation when Sandman put an unlit cigarette in his mouth. The Sandman claims he requested his WWE release from John Laurinaitis, which was granted 9/11. Prior to his release, The Sandman was penciled in for a push as a heel.

Bobby Lashley is slated to return in December.

It was learned that Eddy Guerrero would pay Dr. John Todd Miller $100 per week for shots of testosterone and $200 to $300 per week for growth hormone.

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