Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE Raw, TNA iMPACT! and WWE Smackdown are all running regular shows this week.

The January 1st edition of TNA iMPACT! will be a "Year in Review" style show.

Our friends over at NZPWI had the chance to speak with WWE's Maria. In the interview, she discusses posing for Playboy, training with Finlay, creating her own outfits and more. You can check out the full interview at

Regarding recently released WWE star Gene Snitsky's future prospects in wrestling, they don't look too good. Snitsky probably would have gotten regular in Japan in another era due to his tremendous size, or perhaps even in Mexico, but the foreign groups are employing few Americans these days, so his odds aren't good. As Tyson Tomko can attest to, he returned to the states because he was having trouble finding regular work in Japan. For foreigners to get work in Mexico these days, they either have to be particularly talented or have some really good connections as the regulars don't like them coming in and taking their jobs. Regarding TNA, there doesn't appear to be much interest him there unless someone influential in the company such as Jeff Jarrett or Kurt Angle strongly pitches for him. Snitsky will probably just wind up on the U.S. indy circuit and doing appearances at various wrestling conventions.

The 12/13 house show in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada drew 3,500 fans, which is one of the smallest crowds in the history of wrestling at the Copps Coliseum even though it was a tri-branded show with all three major titles at stake.

Today is WWE Tag Team Champion Primo Colon's birthday. He turns 26 years old.