WWE Injury And Rumor Mill Update

Celeste WinchesterSenior Analyst IMarch 8, 2009

Well here we are again, and rumors as well as opinions are flying high. The Draft, 500th episode of Smackdown, and WrestleMania 25 soon to be upon us. Whatever will happen is anyone's guess.


The 500th episode of Smackdown

The 500th episode of Smackdown to be taped on March 17 in Corpus Christi, Texas, is advertising locally that stars from all three WWE brands will be appearing as part of the "celebration."

Local advertising lists, in order, Undertaker, Edge, Triple H, John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, Big Show, Matt Hardy, Umaga, The Great Khali, Carlito, MVP and more.

The show is billed as "The Smackdown 500 Race to Wrestlemania."


Rey Mysterio may be going back to SD

Michael Hayes reportedly wants Rey Mysterio brought back to Smackdown when the upcoming WWE Draft takes place on April 13. Let's hope this is a good move for Rey and that he gets a few more main event matches.


More on the Legends front
During an appearance at the Wondercon convention in San Francisco last weekend, Greg Valentine stated he and The Honky Tonk Man are both scheduled for WrestleMania 25 this year in Houston.


The Animal should be back in the ring by May. According to his doctors, Batista has recovered well from his torn hamstring surgery and is getting in shape.

And no, for the record Orton's punt to the head was not the reason for Batista's injury.
How long Batista will stay with the WWE is up for debate though, as there are some rumors flying around regarding his retirement.

Batista's comments on the subject “I am not planning anything past this year.”

Mr. Kennedy

Ken Kennedy should be returning right after WrestleMania 25. Sorry, Kennedy fans, no hot news on the date of his return.


Evan Bourne

Although even Bourne has been cleared medically to return to wrestling, it will still be a few weeks before we see his high flying talent on the show

Candice Michelle

Candice suffered an ankle injury about a week ago.
Although the injury is minor, I doubt we will see her in action before WrestleMania 25, where she will participate in the 25 Diva Battle Royal.


Diva Battle Royal News
Ex Diva's Miss Jackie, Molly Holly and Sunny have been approached by The WWE to participate in the 25-Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania 25

No acceptance news as yet from any of them.

Stay tuned for more rumors and gossip as they unfold.