‘s promo from last week’s RAW where he mocked Michael Cole did not go over well backstage. According ProWrestling.net, WWE writer Brian Gewirtz scripted the promo and the general feeling is that he was playing to Vince McMahon (who is known for being tough on Cole) and not the WWE fans (ahem, the “WWE Universe”). As we’ve reported, Vince McMahon has been very distant with the creative team as of late and Gewirtz’ attempt to get a laugh from the boss flopped pretty bad. In a case of “don’t shoot the messenger,” there’s no heat on John Cena for the promo.
– Batista is still recovering from an operation following a hamstring injury he sustained in WWE’s European Tour last November. The 4-time World Heavyweight Champion is currently in the Philippines and tells PhilStar.com that he hopes to appear at the 2009 WWE Draft after WrestleMania. “I’m over the hump, it’s been two months,” said Batista. “Physically, I’ll be able to do a comeback maybe in a month’s time. I’m still on Raw. There’s a draft after Wrestlemania so I don’t know.”