– Within the last few days, WWE has contacted a number of past female performers about appearing in the 25-Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXV in Houston. One interesting name contacted for the event comes in the form of former WWF Women’s Champion Wendi Richter, who hasn’t appeared in the company since being “screwjobbed” out of the title at the hands of The Fabulous Moolah in 1985.
Moments into the match, Moolah, as the masked wrestler “The Spider Lady,” broke from the pre-scripted events and pinned Richter’s shoulders to the mat. The referee — who was in on the plan — delivered a swift three count, despite Richter kicking out after a count of one.
– As reported earlier, WWE recently released Afa Anoa’i, Sr. in a cost-cutting move. The WWE Hall of Famer had been working in some sort of consultant’s position where he’d suggest talent to the company. WWE’s Senior Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis is still scheduled to attend a training camp at the Wild Samoan Wrestling School in Leesburg, Florida, so his association with the company will remain.
– WWE will be returning to the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a SmackDown/ECW taping on June 23, 2009. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m.