After having a great match on HEAT with Charlie Haas on May 1st, Akio Yang was signed to a contract. He will more than likely be a part of Smackdown, although, it hasn’t been confirmed. He will not be a part of the new ECW. A few months ago, an idea was pitched to remake The Orient Express. Akio Yang would have been paired up with a masked Kato character, the leading candidate being Ray Gordy – the son of the late Terry Gordy. The Orient Express was a WWF tag team from the late 80’s, early 90’s that was managed by Mr. Fuji. The team was originally composed of Pat Tanaka and Akio Sato. A few years later, Akio Sato left, and Kato was brought in. Kato was Paul Diamond underneath a mask. Paul Diamond also portrayed Max Moon.
The Road Warrior has been angling to get a job as a WWE road agent after his current stint as a wrestler comes to a conclusion.
Recent female signees Barbie Blank & Victoria Crawford were sitting in the front row at last week’s Ohio Valley Wrestling tapings.