WWE: Rumor Mill March 17

Celeste WinchesterSenior Analyst IMarch 17, 2009

Hi people and welcome to yet another episode of the Rumor Mill.
Let’s get started, shall we?

WrestleMania XXV Matches

WWE Title Match

Randy Orton vs. Triple H

WWE World Heavyweight Title Match
Big Show vs. John Cena vs. Champion Edge

WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Champion JBL

Brother vs. Brother Match
Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy

25(18) Divas Battle Royal
Featuring Divas of the past and present, with the winner being crowned Miss WrestleMania.

The Streak On The Line
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Finlay vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Kane vs. CM Punk vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Mark Henry vs. Christian Cage

Legends Handicap Match
Chris Jericho vs. Jimmy Snuka, Roddy Piper and Ricky Steamboat with Ric Flair and Mickey Rourke at ringside

Double tag team match
John Morrison & The Miz vs Carlito and Primo Colon
Both tag team championship on the line

(Now that's more like it , might even record this one)

25 Diva Battle Royal
19 WWE Divas Confirmed For Miss WrestleMania Battle Royal
A graphic featuring these 19 Divas was shown on RAW Monday night to hype the match.  The Divas pictured in the ad were:

WWE Women's champion Melina
WWE Diva's champion Maryse
Mickie James
Gail Kim
Michelle McCool
The Bella Twins
Alicia Fox
Kelly Kelly
Eve Torres
Katie Lea Burchill
Beth Phoenix
Layla El
Rosa Mendes
Candice Michelle
Natalya Neidhart
Jillian Hall
The 19 Divas leave six spots open.  It has been confirmed that Tammy Sytch (aka Sunny) will be one of the "Legends" Divas to participate, leaving only five spots open.

Wendi Richter and Torrie Wilson are also strong possibilities, but not confirmed.

Vince you had better brush up on your cloning skills, no matter which way you look at the list there are still only 19 not 25. Here's an idea, split Beth in two, then go after the good year blimp aka Vicky. You should be able to get at least four diva's out of her.


ECW Taping for March 17

Dark Match:
Mike Knox b. Hacksaw Jim Duggan before ECW started taping

Airing on  the 17th

Christian Cage and MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin and Mark Henry is up first.

WWE United States Champion Shelton Benjamin and Mark Henry b. Christian Cage and MVP in tag team action

Evan Bourne b. Jamie Noble in his return match to ECW.

ECW Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger comes out to the ring with his title and cuts a promo.

Finlay with Hornswoggle b. Paul Burchill with Katie Lea in singles action

John Morrison & The Miz host The Dirt Sheet to end this week's ECW.

Yay Evan is back, now all we have to do is pray that Mark Henry gets injured somehow and Evan can take his place.


Smackdown’s 500th episode

At least 7,000 wrestling enthusiasts are expected to crowd into the American Bank Center Arena.
What: WWE Smackdown! 500th episode
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: American Bank Center Arena
Cost: $15 to $60, plus service charge
Information: 881-8499 or ticketmaster.com
Who’s there?
Note: Card subject to change.
Triple H , John Cena , Rey Mysterio , The Undertaker , Shawn Michaels ,The Big Show Matt Hardy , Umaga , The Great Khali , Carlito , MVP


On The Diva Front

WWE Diva Candice Michelle has posted a new blog on the WWE Universe site and she has a lot to say. She starts off by offering her condolences to the family and friends of former WWE Superstar Andrew "Test" Martin, who passed away this past Friday.

Candice wrote: "First and foremost I wanna offer my condolences, prayers, and love to the family and friends of Andrew "Test" Martin. This isn't an easy thing to hear about someone in our community. I had alot of respect for him and am thankful for being blessed with knowing him." She continues buy answering her fans and confirmed her ankle injury, "I also just wanted to catch up with y'all since its been awhile since I've been on Raw and there has been many speculations on why?

Unfortunately I have been injured again. No its not my collarbone or anything in association with that. My collarbone is 100 percent healed I was training really hard actually twice a day and while doing a flying punch on a bag that was held by a donut like apparatus I landed on it, rolled my ankle and fell on it. I have two torn ligaments, one a 3rd degree sprain and the other a 2nd degree.

However I'm healing really well and faster than what doctors expected. My injury was just a mishap unlike what others have heard or said, just a misfortunate event. After what I've been through I am a pro at this, haha."

"Also, people have asked me if I'm leaving the WWE or that my contract is expiring in Oct. 2009, well this is so FALSE! First off my contract is not expiring this year and most importantly I have NO desire to leave WWE! I am still focused and gearing up for another return!"

(Really Candice no one cares honey, your not that good)



WWE announced via its website that The Von Erichs will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Apr. 4. They will be presented by longtime rival Michael Hayes.

Well that's all for today, stay tuned for more rumors and gossip.


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