- As noted, former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis has been getting some media coverage after The Daily Show posted footage this past week of Donald Trump firing her on The Celbrity Apprentice for using "locker room" talk in the boardroom. Newsweek also interviewed Maria, who discussed her departure from the show. She once again mentioned that Trump made a comment about a mole on her shoulder, suggesting that she "get it removed because it's an imperfection."
- WWE will return to Kansas City, MO for a SmackDown live event on Saturday, November 26th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday.
- Hideo Itami took a scary looking bump after a botched powerslam from Riddick Moss at the October 2nd WWE NXT live event in Largo, FL, as seen below. Itami had teamed with NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura to defeat Tino Sabbatelli & Moss. Itami hasn't wrestled since that event.
Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that Itami did injure his neck at the show, and will be out of action "for months." While they noted that the injury was neck-related, they did not know the exact injury. Dave Meltzer noted at F4WOnline.com that it was a "significant neck injury."
It was recently announced that Itami would team with Kota Ibushi in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, however that announcement was made before the injury.
Hideo Itami Takes Nasty Looking Bump Saturday Night At An NXT Live Event. No Word On His Condition pic.twitter.com/xK0YnPZZ9J— Pro Wrestling Ultd (@pwunlimited) October 2, 2016