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Steve Austin returned to the United States this past Thursday as he has been out of the country filming his newest movie with WWE Films in Australia.

Shane McMahon was backstage at the Hammerstein Ballroom for ECW on Sci Fi a couple of weeks ago. Several people backstage commented on how much Shane seemed to be enjoying himself, obviously enjoying the intimate atmosphere of the small venue and the traditional ECW feeling. Although a bit vulgar, the fans at the Hammerstein Ballroom are always very passionate.

Contradicting rumors that the end is near for Degeneration X and the Spirit Squad, John Cena is being promoted through advance local advertisements to be teaming with DX to take on the Spirit Squad at a show in Hartford, Connecticut after SummerSlam.

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