The Reason For WWE Firings, Big UFC Star To WWE?
-- UFC fighter Roy Nelson said in a recent interview that he would be open to making appearances for WWE "in a heartbeat." He said he hasn't talked to anyone in the company about making an appearance, but would talk if they came asking. "I actually would have to check with them (my team)," he said. "I know we have WWE coming to Las Vegas in December. Maybe I'll come there and hold up my sign." The show in question would be a house show. Nelson also said he might appear at the Royal Rumble, which may come before his next UFC fight. "Of course. It's the Royal Rumble," he said when asked if he was serious. "That's an icon from the Old School WWF. All I have to do is throw everybody out of the ring." UFC's Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson also recently stated that he would be open to a WWE debut but wouldn't want to work a full-time schedule.
-- Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the official on-camera debut of The Undertaker. At the 1990 Survivor Series, he was introduced as the mystery partner of "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase's "Million $ Team."
-- Those released last week by WWE were informed they were victims of budget cuts across the organization.
The confirmed list of those cut is as follows: Shad Chad Javier Romane Chittick Gaspard (a/k/a Shad Gaspard), Andrew Hankinson (a/k/a Luke Gallows), Kris Pavone (a/k/a Caylen Croft), Lance Hoyt (Vance Archer), Jillian Faye Farole (a/k/a Jillian Hall), Taryn Nicole Terrell (a/k/a Tiffany), creative write Christopher DeJoseph (a/k/a Big Dick Johnson), and referee Aaron "Goose" Mahoney.