-- ORIGINAL: The official WWE website was taken offline for approximately an hour today, at approximately 1:00 p.m. A user behind a Twitter account that promotes hacking (named Anonymous Indonesia, located at AnonNewsIndo) is claiming to have gotten the website taken offline.
This individual wrote, "World Wrestling Entertainment Down http://www.wwe.com/ Time To HELP SYRIA By #Fr0styFr0ze #OpSyria #Anonymous."
We'll keep you posted as we hear more.
UPDATE: WWE issued a statement about their website going down, noting:
"I can confirm that the site was down and the issue was resolved in less than 45 minutes."
-- Sami Callihan is no more. The independent wrestling standout will be known as Solomon Crowe for WWE's NXT division. The 25-year-old issued the following message on Twitter announcing the name:
From the ashes of Sami Callihan, Solomon Crowe was born.... Soon the Songs of Solomon shall be sung.....
— Solomon Crowe (@WWECrowe) August 29, 2013
We reported early Wednesday morning that the following WWE developmental talents have been given their WWE names…
* Stephen Cole has been renamed Cole Andrews
* Britney Fetkin has been renamed Devin Taylor.
* Erika Hammond has been renamed Veronica Lane.
* Smith James has been renamed Bull Dempsey.
* Lexi Kaufman has been renamed Alexa Bliss.
* CJ Perry has been renamed LANA.
* Matt Silva has been renamed Buddy Murphy
* Adam Scherr (winner of the 2012 Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships) has been renamed Braun Stowman
* Rebecca Quinn (the former Rebecca Knox) has been renamed Becky Lynch