Tough Enough Backstage Update + Rosa Mendes Personal Issues
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter-- We've learned that WWE had absolutely no hand in the casting decisions for the revival of Tough Enough. USA Network officials and the show's production company, Shed Media Us, had full control on that aspect. The goal was to select models for the reality program.
-- WWE is currently advertising the SmackDown! Elimination Chamber as a five-man match, with no mystery man tease.
-- Rosa Mendes, who has not toured with WWE in three weeks, indicated on her Twitter account that she has been dealing with a personal issue as of late.
She wrote Thursday, "Just finished an amazing photo shoot. I want to thank Scott, Amber and Leslie Homan, for all their hard work today. These past few weeks having been a little tough. This shoot made my day. I want to thank all my friends for their texts and prayers. It means a lot."
Mendes also stated that she moved to Las Vegas yesterday.