-- Batista made the following comments via Twitter: "real quick...i don't hate the WWE! i love pro wrestling! just didn't agree with the PG direction. i loved it edgy and hardcore .. and i would definitely like to return...just not right now. im enjoying the hell out of my normal life. hope that makes sense."

-- As noted earlier here on the website, the June 24 episode of WWE SmackDown! scored a 1.72 (1.7) cable rating, up slightly from a year low 1.71 the previous week. SmackDown! averaged 2.397 million viewers, down from 2.71 the previous week. This extends the program's streak of less than 3.0 million viewers to eight consecutive weeks. It was the least watched episode of 2011.

-- Retired WWE Diva Michelle McCool posted a list for MichelleMcCool.net counting down the top 10 things that she won't miss while traveling on the road—many of which concerning hearsay.

* "The GLAMOROUS life of traveling: You know, lost baggage, delayed flights, traveling 27 hours straight in the same clothes without showering while on EVERY form of transportation imaginable, all due to volcanic ash… I get it! It happens!"

* "Someone telling me something "they know" about me, me confirming that it's not true… only for them to tell me it is! OK… you're right!"

* "Oh… hearing that "YOU'RE ONLY ON TV BECAUSE… (insert 8,672 + infinity other things that you'd like to now)!!!"

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