WWE Signs New Star, Heyman's Security's Future, & More

Former WCW wrestler Tyler Mane, who appeared in the early 1990s for the company under the names Nitron and Big Sky, among others, has been cast as Michael Meyers for the upcoming Halloween remake being directed by Rob Zombie. Mane played Sabretooth in the first X-Men film and has appeared in various other films such as Joe Dirt. Rob Zombie's Halloween is set to be released on August 31, 2007.

WWE has signed Russell Simpson, 32, to a developmental deal. Simpson has been training in OVW, and has wrestled for Hustle in Japan.

The futures of Paul Heyman s personal security – Doug Bashman and Derrick Neikrik remain in question. With Heyman gone from the company, their gimmicks have been dropped. A possible Basham brother reunion is possible, but Danny is current out of action with a torn biceps. There is talk of reuniting Neikrik with Mike Knox, who wrestled together in Deep South.