Zach Arnold noted this today: On Monday, as expected, Team 3-D defeated Keiji Mutoh and Akebono in Tokyo to win All Japan’s Real League tournament when D-Von pinned Mutoh at the 20:23 mark.
On a side note, Jamal made a “farewell” announcement, confirming the story that he’s heading back to WWE.
Christy Hemme will be off television and the road for an undetermined amount of time. She’s going to be taking a break to tone up her wrestling skills at Ohio Valley Wrestling School. Christy is serious about becoming a better wrestler and she really wants to focus on training. Christy will stay in OVW until she feels she’s ready to come back to WWE. Here is the message she posted on her official website, ChristyHemme.com. Hello everyone! It’s been a while since the last update and I am so sorry! You all mean the world to me and I appreciate the support! I want everyone to know that I am serious about becoming a better wrestler and to really do that, I need to focus on training. With that said, I am going to take a break from traveling with Smackdown to train in Louisville, Kentucky at the Ohio Valley Wrestling School. I am going to stay ther for as long as it takes to come back and kick some ass!!! I have one goal in sight and that is to grow at this craft that I have fallen in love with. Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting me. I promise I will make you proud! Remember to keep watching Smackdown on Friday nights at 8pm on UPN!!
The Associated Press story about WWE’s new drug policy has been picked up by many news outlets including FOX, MSNBC, CBS News and ESPN.com.
As noted yesterday, Joey Styles has signed a five year deal with WWE. WWE.com will be posting an interview later this afternoon.