-- As announced this afternoon, World Wrestling Entertainment has released Mickie James, Katie Lea, Shelton Benjamin, Slam Master J and Jimmy Wang Yang. It would appear that WWE's decision to cut James was sudden as she competed at Tuesday's SmackDown television taping in Uncasville, Connecicut. Fans will have the opportunity to catch her one final time inside a WWE ring tomorrow night on Friday Night SmackDown! as she teams up with Beth Phoenix to take on Michelle McCool and Layla. Furthermore, WWE deleted all profiles of today's released performers off of WWEUniverse.com. James and Burchill, among others, held accounts on the social networking website. WWE has also removed James and Yang from its follow list on Twitter.

-- Maria Kanellis did a radio interview in her hometown of Ottawa, IL this morning, which can be found at ottawaradio.net She discusses her music and being on Celebrity Apprentice.

-- Lilian Garcia is auctioning off the sexy black dress she wore for her "one night only" return to WWE this past Monday night on RAW. You can view the auction at tinyurl.com/354e9bz

-- The SmackDown! taping on July 13th, 2010 will be held at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets go on sale May 15th, 2010. (Thanks to Devin Cutting)

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