Backstage R-Truth/WWE Update, HBK Out Several Months?, More

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (

R-Truth's future in WWE seemed to be confusing some in the company after he was used in a dark match at the Smackdown tapings in London three weeks ago in a squash match with Umaga. While he is still with the company, it is never a good sign when something like that takes place.

According to sources, Shawn Michaels is expected to be out of action for the next several months and possibly until July unless plans change. He is taking the much needed time off to let his bad knees heal up. Michaels has not been on the road with WWE since WrestleMania 25. He stated in a recent interview that he plans to take even more time off following next year's WrestleMania when his contract with WWE expires.

In recent weeks, WWE has been airing backstage segments with Ted DiBiase criticizing Randy Orton behind his back with Cody Rhodes seemingly siding with Orton. The idea behind this is to eventually turn DiBiase and make him a top babyface. Company officials want the third generation wrestler to be a strong babyface by the time The Marine 2 is released on DVD and Blu-ray. His father said during a speaking engagement two weeks ago that WWE plans on making his son a good guy by the fall season as a result of the release of the movie.

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