Recently released ECW backstage announcer Lena Yada has a blog thanking WWE for her time in the company. Here is what she wrote: Thank you to everybody for all your support and love throughout my time with WWE. Even all of you who were my non-fans, because that still meant you noticed me 😉 This has been such a wonderful experience and I would not trade it for the world. Thank you to everyone at WWE for giving me the opportunity to be a part of their company/family. For almost a year I traveled to cities across America and even London to entertain audiences that only WWE could bring in. I said it before and I’ll say it again: WWE has the best fans in the world! Special thanks to all of the people that worked behind the scenes to make all of this happen: writers, agents, travel, PR, Vince (of course), wardrobe, camera crew. And a very special thanks to all the wrestlers and divas that I became close with. Because of all these people, going to work every week didn’t seem like work. This is the first job I can honestly say that I looked forward to going to every week. Thank you WWE, and thank you fans for the time of my life! Much Love,Lena Yada She also has a somewhat cryptic blog talking about what she learned this past year and what the new year may hold. Yada also notes in another blog that she has plans to auction off some of the clothing she wore in WWE on eBay.

Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis was named an All-American for the third time. Laurinaitis is only the second player in history to be named to the All-American team three times. He is of course the son of former WWE Superstar “Road Warrior” Animal, and nephew of WWE’s Senior Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis. WWE acknowledged his honor on the company website.

Former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro has a new blog talking about what she’s been up to lately. She talks about her dog (who was recently killed after running on to the road), the holiday season, music, and more. In a passing note, she said might work out at a wrestling ring this coming week, as she hasn’t been in one in quite a while. Massaro wrote: “So I think this week I might head down to the ring here and work out some, just for fun for now, havent been in one in a while and I feel like messin around.”