-- Shawne Merriman is teasing the idea of going to pro wrestling after the 2010 NFL season. He said that for right now, his focus is on football and he's not interested in wrestling, but he's a huge wrestling fan and has discussed it with Vince McMahon. He calls it as possibility.

-- Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia has plans to release follow-up album to her 2007 release, ¡Quiero Vivir!, within the next year. However, this project will be much different from her debut album as she revealed during an interview last week at the Winter Music Conference in Miami that it would be danced-based with some rock influence. The former WWE Diva is collaborating with DJ Riddler on the project and she hopes to have it launched in time for the DJ Times convention in August. Riddler discusses working with Garcia in a blog post at tinyurl.com/ybtg383

-- In an interview with Alex Marvez at ScrippsNews.com, Maria Kanellis said WWE wanting more control over her projects led to her departure from the organization. The former WWE Diva also noted her unhappiness with WWE for quickly posting news of her release on their website before she had time to tell her family she had been let go. "People are saying it was about money or this and that," Kanellis told Marvez. "It wasn't. It had to do with my other passions and things I wanted to do alongside WWE. Unfortunately, it didn't work for them." Though she has much on her plate at the moment, she is not ruling out joining TNA or even Ring of Honor down the road. "I didn't want to leave when I did," Kanellis said. "Who knows where the road is going to lead me? Maybe a good cause will come up for me to go to TNA or even visit with Ring of Honor. I've always said some of the great talent is on the independent (circuit)."

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