Backstage Reaction To Jesse Ventura, 'Piggy James' Update
By Ryan Clark | December 06, 2009
» While Jesse Ventura did a great job as the host of Monday Night RAW last week, the general reaction to him among those in the company was not favorable at all. Many felt he came off as if he was above doing the guest hosting spot.
» Regarding the "Piggy James" angle from two weeks ago, the segment was rehearsed earlier that day with Mickie herself being well aware of it as she was given a script beforehand. Prior to the live taping, she saw an unfinished version of the video on the "Titantron," but didn't see the final cut until showtime when she was in the ring. Rumors surfaced noting that WWE surprised her with the degrading video.
» As reported last week, Lauren Mayhew, the ECW ring announcer, has left World Wrestling Entertainment. She parted ways with the company after both sides were unable to come to terms on a new long-term contract. Vince McMahon is looking for someone to replace Lilian Garcia both as a ring announcer and someone who can sing the national anthem. One person said Mayhew's heart was never into wrestling and that she's leaving to pursue acting.
» On a side note, I want to thank those of you who emailed me about our Umaga coverage on Friday, it means a lot to us. I will try to get back to each and every one of you over the weekend. Thanks again for those really nice emails. You know who you are :)