-- As announced this afternoon, World Wrestling Entertainment has released Mickie James, Katie Lea, Shelton Benjamin, Slam Master J and Jimmy Wang Yang. As noted earlier, Yang commented on his release on Twitter about an hour before it was officially announced on WWE.com, interestingly writing: "3 strike and your out i hear florida is a nice place to visit."

-- As published today on PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) blog, the organization commended Daniel Bryan for his vegan lifestyle. "A toned testimonial to the power of tofu, up-and-coming World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Daniel Bryan (aka "The American Dragon") depends on his vegan diet to keep him fit and in perfect 'flying clothesline' form," the blog stated. "To summarize: Vegan diet + athlete = recipe for wrestling success."

-- Goldust has joined Twitter at twitter.com/WWEGoldust His account has been confirmed by WWE.

-- The pre-sale code for the June 6 SmackDown! house show at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis is CFHSMACK. The pre-sale starts Friday morning.

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