Hi people and welcome to another episode of the Rumor Mill.
Let’s get started shall we?
WWE has added another match.
C.M. Punk vs. Kane
Our very own Jason has a great article about Backlash:
Recaps on RAW
Please check out our very own Sulayman's article on this.
Jev also wrote one after attending the event:
And Jack Morton's article:
ECW Upcoming Matches
Natalya vs. Hornswoggle.
Evan Bourne vs. Paul Burchill.
Vladimir Kozlov vs. Frankie Sloan.
Jack Swagger and Christian contract signing for their ECW Title at Backlash.
SmackDown Upcoming Matches
Matt Hardy and Kane vs. Jeff Hardy and C.M. Punk.
Big Show vs. Undertaker.
Maryse vs. Gail Kim (Title match).
MVP vs. Chavo Guerrero.
Shane McMahon and Batista vs. Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes
Triple H vs. Randy Orton. (DM cage match)
Superstars Divas and Icons
John Cena is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
Ashley Massaro has posted a blog on her MySpace account. She states that that the rumors are just that and nothing more. She said someone had created that false account and has been since deleted. She also stated that she might be returning to WWE sometime in the future.
Well when ever she comes back I wish her luck getting some airtime in the barbie division, I mean women's division.
In the latest issue of WWE, Orton stated spoke out about why he kicked Manu out of Legacy.
"Respect, that's something that Manu, who had a chance to be part of Legacy, didn't have,"
"He grew up in the business, and you would've thought he'd have that ingrained in his mind. He had been wrestling since his early teens, and he thought that he was already a veteran in his early 20s. That's what got him fired from Legacy. But I think we're looking to include another part man in the stable to make it all the more powerful. I'll say no more."
Well I guess that’s Orton’s story and he is sticking to it. Don’t you think it’s strange that when Manu got booted out of legacy he also got released for WWE?
Jeff Hardy Update
Jeff Hardy is still not signing any deals with WWE. On the last report WWE offered Hardy a 12 month contract and he refused to sign it. TNA has denied any rumors that Hardy will be joining them.
Rumor has it that Jeff Hardy has made a comment regarding all this, stating that for now he is taking it one day at a time.
Sounds to me like there is some injury behind all this.
Bobby Lashley Update
This just in Lashley did not sign with TNA as was last reported , he was simply there as a visitor he will still be fighting Bob Sapp on June 27
In a phone interview to the Poughkeepsie Journal Ric Flair stated he would be in his son Reid’s corner. He also talked about the fun he was having promoting WWE. Here are some highlights:
"I'm just having a lot of fun; I never thought I'd be doing this."
"Whatever the company wants, I'll be there," Flair told Phil Strum of the Poughkeepsie Journal. "I love working for them, whether it's public relations or TV, I'm always going to be there."
On Triple H:
"He has an unbelievable work ethic. He reminds me of me," Flair said. "On the road and on house shows, he never...not ever...takes a shortcut. He's very smart."
Full interview here
Behind the scenes
New Rule for Draft
To explain why SmackDown superstars are seen on RAW, and RAW Superstars are seen on SmackDown. Apparently under this new rule, the moves will not take effect until after Backlash.
Well that’s it for today; stay turned for more rumors, news, and gossip.