Update On Ashley's WWE Return?, London/Hardy Issues, More
By Ryan Clark | February 15, 2009
As Ashley Massaro noted in a blog last week, the former WWE Diva recently had a talk with John Laurinaitis, WWE's Senior Vice President of Talent Relations. However, with Gail Kim still sitting on the sidelines and a new batch of women waiting in the wings in developmental, her chances of returning to the company appear to be slim. WWE's head television producer Kevin Dunn, at least in the past, was a huge supporter of hers when most were negative on her. Dunn was high on her because she was selected by the fans as a Diva Search winner and he was the main person behind the concept. Dunn also had a hand in her landing the Survivor gig when most felt the role should have gone to someone who had more long-term potential such as Mike "The Miz" Mizanin. When Massaro returned from the show early last year, many felt her crowd appeal was gone due to her change in appearance. Many have also credited Paul London's downfall in the company to Massaro.
I don't have this confirmed by any means but Ashley Massaro used to date both Matt Hardy and Paul London during her time in WWE. No word on if this has anything to do with the recent back and forth trashing between Hardy and London.
As a result of the recent downturn in the stock market, WWE stock has hit the skids again. The stock closed at $9.24 per share on Friday, very close to the five-year low of 8.76.
Gamestop.com is offering alternate attires of Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Iron Sheik, Jimmy Hart and The Rock for those who pre-order the Legends of WrestleMania video game.