Semi Spoilers: Severity of the King's Injury, New TNA Belt and Two Talents Gone

JC AugustineCorrespondent INovember 10, 2010

Whazzup Bleacherreport? It's been awhile since we talked last. You called, left messages on my answering machine, but I never got around to calling you back. Life gets busy. You know what that's like, right? Well, anyways, I'm back from a second sabbatical you could say. So onto the news.

First off, Jerry "The King" Lawler was missing from Monday Night Raw for an unknown reason. He was replaced by Josh Matthews who was an announcer for WWE's ECW and is an announcer for NXT.

It has been revealed by Jim Ross that Lawler suffered a knee injury that has become a severe staph infection. No word on when he is likely to return. Best wishes to Lawler on a speedy recovery. 

The next news comes from TNA Monday taping. Jeff Hardy has a new version of the TNA World Championship. The speculation is that this is his custom belt, akin to Steve Austin's Smoking Skulls belt. A picture of the belt can be viewed here.

Finally, two talents have been released from TNA. Raven has been released due to creative having nothing for him to do, and to my great surprise, Eric Young has also been released. Young's contract came up and as of this moment he has chosen not to resign. 

So that's the news for this week. Please leave comments, concern, questions, apologies, wedding requests, etc. in the space below.