Partial Source: Pwinsider
— Buff Bagwell’s former partner Scott Norton wrote the following update: “Update on Marcus. He’s going to be ok but keep him in your prayers for fast recovery”
— Matt Hardy wrote that the UCW show for this weekend was canceled and he isn’t happy about it: “Just been informed, 2 days before, that the UCW event in Hiram, GA won’t be happening this Fri as it’s been CANCELED. Not happy about this.”
— Jim Ross has a new article on WWE’s website looking back at his broadcasting career. Ross wrote about working with current WWE writer Michael “PS” Hayes: “Freebird Michael Hayes was my first broadcast partner who was a pure, 100% antagonist. Hayes and I joined forces during Cowboy Bill Watts’ attempt at expanding the Mid-South brand by renaming Mid-South Wrestling the Universal Wrestling Federation. We were on over 120 local TV stations before eventually selling the company to Jim Crockett Promotions. Hayes was the vocal leader of The Fabulous Freebirds and was still an active in-ring competitor, but was an excellent color commentator. We had natural chemistry as I tried to balance his over-the-top, villain verbiage with some degree of objectivity, which generally led to some heated on-air debate.”
— As noted earlier, WWE had Edge in Detroit, Michigan last night for contract negotiations. His appearance on RAW and segment with John Cena was scripted into the show at the last minute. Also as noted before, WWE officials were upset when news of Edge’s contact expiring hit the internet. When the news came out, they sent John Laurinaitis scrambling to bring Edge into RAW for face-to-face contract negotiations.