For next month’s Armageddon pay-per-view, the official website of the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York is still showing the initial advertising for the event. It says Triple H will be defending his WWE title against Vladimir Kozlov. With Edge’s title win last night, those plans are obviously off the books now. A Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship between John Cena, Batista and Chris Jericho is also scheduled. To see the event page, click here.
– Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer said TMZ immediately contacted him regarding WWE’s report on Jeff Hardy being found unconscious on a stairwell Sunday morning. They obviously didn’t run the story as there is nothing on the site regarding the incident, despite WWE’s claims last night. Prior to the Survivor Series pay-per-view going on the air, WWE had ring announcer Lilian Garcia get on the mic and say that “according to ABC News and TMZ,” Jeff Hardy probably wouldn’t be on the pay-per-view. At the start of the broadcast, WWE showed Jim Ross and Tazz – sans sunglasses looking serious. Ross said various news sources including ABC, CNN, and TMZ have reported on Jeff Hardy’s situation. He said Jeff Hardy was hospitalized earlier that morning, but was released. Ross said it’s questionable whether Hardy would compete at the Survivor Series. ABC News and CNN definitely didn’t pick up the story either. At least two entities did pick up the story in a Florida NBC affiliate (which was soon deleted) and the AOL Sports site, although they typically do blog-style news posts. AOL Sports’ article on the report has since been deleted, although the comments to the article are still online.
– SmackDown Divas Nikki & Brie Bella have big things in mind for WWE. In an article on WWE.com, they talk about Nikki finally being introduced and what they have in store for WWE. “We want the WWE Universe to know that we are your twins. Now, we can show everyone what we’re trained to do, and that’s kick some Diva butt,” Brie said. “I look forward to Nikki and I taking on Divas, whether we do it together or individually, and one of us winning the Divas Championship. No matter what, we’ll root each other on.” (The Bellas: Double the fun)