-- The latest issue of WWE Magazine says they have obtained a short list of candidates for induction into next year's Hall of Fame class and it features past Superstars estranged from WWE.

The Informer wrote in his monthly column: "A trusted source managed to sneak me the short list for the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame, and I can tell you that a lot of old wounds are about to be reopened!"

-- WWE has released seven-inch refillable lighters featuring six legendary Superstars: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, British Bulldog and Jake "The Snake" Roberts. The lighters, which also include a bottle opener, are available at select convenience stores.

-- WWE.com has added Buff Bagwell to its list of WCW Competitors. His picture, however, links a New World Order photo gallery.

-- John Cena wrote the following to fans on Twitter this afternoon: "CeNation. Lots of comments about how I should not be #1 contender for title. Don't worry, ill only be there for another 2 weeks…… Then…the new #1 contender…will have to deal with me. #riseabovehate. Enjoy your day "

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