— Alex Shelley, whose contract with TNA Wrestling is set to expire, is reportedly jumping ship to WWE. This is according to former WCW broadcaster Mark Madden. He wrote on Twitter:
“Good luck to Alex Shelley, WWE-bound. A real talent. Let’s c if he’s used rite. Shame 2c MCMGs break up. Best tag team in U.S.”
— WWE returns to the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina for a Raw live event on December 30. A Ticketmaster.com pre-sale is ongoing through May 25 at 10:00 p.m. The password is WWE.
— Today would have marked as Brian Pillman’s fiftieth birthday. A previously undetected heart condition, arteriosclerotic heart disease, led to his death on October 5, 1997.
Smith Hart remembered the late wrestler via Twitter, writing, “Happy Bday to Brian Pillman. You are a brother in every sense to all of my siblings and are missed today more than you know. God Bless you.”