– It would appear that WWE’s kid-friendly program, Saturday Morning Slam, is through as it is no longer listed as an active show on the company website and the new television season has begun without it airing.
According to this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there are rumors of creative differences between CW executives and WWE officials as executives at the network apparently wanted WWE to alter the program’s format from taped matches to a news magazine—similar to NBA Inside Stuff—negotiations fell apart from there. For the time being, it’s a subject that nobody is officially discussing.
The show is rated TV-G (one level lower than WWE’s general TV-PG rating), and due to being aimed specifically at children, it does not feature any moves or holds aimed at the head or neck due to what is seen as their violent nature.
– The official WWE website has issued a poll asking fans whether Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella should have kept quiet about their relationship. With over 11,000 votes cast, 66% say “No. They have nothing to hide and being open and honest about their relationship is the best policy.” The other option is “Yes. Revealing their engagement and being part of “Total Divas” is just one big distraction to their in-ring careers.”
– Celebrating birthdays Thursday are WWE Hall of Famer “Bullet” Bob Armstrong (74), John Morrison (34), Danny Basham (36) and Mikey Batts (30).
(source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)