— The folks at WrestleReunion wrote the following regarding former WWE Diva Maryse’s appearance at the convention this weekend: “We had to remove the auction with Maryse due to a misunderstanding with her management. It had NOTHING TO DO with the fake bids that occured in the last 24 hours. Our contract with Maryse, dating back several months, indicated she would be “introduced” at the live event. We understood that to mean we would introduce her on the mic and she would walk to ringside for the introduction. There was no further discussion of the matter until Friday afternoon when we received an email from her agent. They understand our agreement as her appearing in the audience and we can introduce her from the audience position. We tried to work this out over the course of the weekend, but they were unwilling to concede and allow her to appear ringside. Because of this misunderstanding, this auction cannot occur as we advertised and therefore we have pulled it entirely. We apologize to all of Maryse’s fans that were feverishly bidding on this auction. Maryse will still do all her signings/autographs/pictures as scheduled on Saturday, but we have released her from any obligation of attending the live event on Saturday night.”
— After defeating Trent Baretta on today’s WWE NXT, Heath Slater ended his 22 match losing streak – counting WWE TV and Superstars/NXT matches. Slater’s last victory also came over Trent Baretta – on the July 28th, 2011 WWE Superstars.
— WWE Champion CM Punk is not advertised for Saturday’s pre-Royal Rumble WWE Supershow in Evansville, Indiana. Punk had previously been expected to appear at the UFC on FOX show that night with fighter Chael Sonnen. The updated main events for Saturday’s Supershow is John Cena vs. Kane and Mark Henry vs. Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Title.