-- It was recently reported that Maria Kanellis would not be appearing on WWE programming while the new season of Celebrity Apprentice airs due to a clause in her contract with NBC prohibiting her from appearing on other television shows during the first run of the reality series. A fan mentioned this to Maria on Twitter with the SmackDown Diva responding, "I am not going anywhere."
-- Last night on ECW, Vince McMahon announced the brand is coming to an end and a new show featuring the "next generation" of WWE programming will debut in 3 weeks during the same timeslot on SyFy. The brand will be called WWE NXT, as in "next generation." Word came out earlier today that there's already an "NXT" wrestling promotion based out of Scotland. To give more background on the original NXT promotion, it's actually a developmental promotion of sort for the Scottish Wrestling Alliance, a member of the UK's branch of the National Wrestling Alliance.
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