-- Ezekiel Jackson was backstage at Tuesday's SmackDown taping in San Diego, California, but not used.
Once a protected figure in WWE's midcard scene, the Guyanese wrestler's role in the company has been greatly curtailed in recent weeks. He has only competed in three televised matches through June and July, all of which he lost. He also no longer appears on house shows after a lengthy stretch of being regularly used. Despite his wrestling struggles, he maintains a positive attitude.
Jackson tweeted this week, "I've crossed the 200k followers threshold... thanks for following me here on twitter and my life and career.. "you ain't seen nothing yet." The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. — AYN RAND."
-- William Regal recently tweeted the following, regarding the permanent RAW General Manager:
"I would like to let @WWE know that I'm more than capable of being both GM of Raw and Smackdown and keeping my NXT announcing duties.#Oldpro. A Tout from me about becoming the new GM.@WWE # RegalforGM http://t.co/Jw8hGyLu Just to let @WWE know #RegalforGM is trending on #Tout.No more part time one trick pony people in this job please.You know it makes sense."