— After announcing resignation plans on October 16, 2009, Shane McMahon is no longer employed to World Wrestling Entertainment. He said his official resignation date would be January 1, 2010.
According to the company’s latest SEC filings, McMahon still owns 43,449 shares of WWE stock. On December 17, he cashed in 60,000 shares to receive $897,000 in gross proceeds. However, he also exercised stock options to acquire 60,000 shares priced between $12.94 and $13.45 per share. (source: www.pwtorch.com)
— A six person mixed tag match pitting The Hart Dynasty against Maria, Slam Master J and Jimmy Wang Yang was cut from tonight’s Friday Night SmackDown broadcast due to time constraints. The match saw The Hart Dynasty come out on top with Natalya applying the Sharpshooter to Maria following the bout.
— Maryse is today’s “Daily Diva” on WWE.com while The Miz is the “Superstar of the Day.”
Jeff Hardy returning? + see cut SmackDown footage ->