-- During a recent appearance on The Ministry of Slam, a U.K. radio show, Bret Hart
expressed high praise for multi-time women's champion Melina
as we noted last night here on the website. Here are some more details from the interview: "I think Melina is really creative and imaginative," Hart said. "She's an innovator and she comes up with some great matches. I love watching her wrestle. In a lot of ways, I think she's the best wrestler in the world right now." When giving his take on John Cena
, praised Cena by comparing WWE's star attraction to himself. "John Cena is like the 2010 version of Bret Hart," he said. "Fans see him as a real decent, upstanding human being." The WWE
Hall of Famer would conclude the interview by dismissing Vince Russo, the head of the TNA's creative team. "I think they should take Vince Russo and hang him by the neck somewhere in the back of the parking lot," said Hart, who worked with Russo in both WCW and WWE. "Vince Russo knows about as much about wrestling as Eric Bischoff
does. Neither one of them knows s--- about anything. I find it really bizarre that Vince McMahon
or the lady in TNA
[Dixie Carter] would hire such imbeciles to call all the shots. I don't have any personal grudge against Vince Russo, but I just know watching the shows that all his shows look the same. TNA has turned into sort of another version of WCW when I was with Russo there. I think the best wrestling always needs to pretend to be real, and Vince Russo's wrestling is so pathetically far-fetched and phony that I think he does a disservice to his wrestlers and the business."
-- Yesterday was Christian's birthday. The ECW Champion turned 36 years old.
-- The WWE crew took their annual flight to Iraq immediately following last night's RAW taping in Baltimore, Maryland. The Bella Twins, Kelly Kelly, Layla and Eve Torres are all on the tour.