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Update on Former Stars Returning, More on The Rock’s Return, Eve

– Don’t expect The Rock’s return to RAW on January 7th to pop a big rating because it goes head to head with the BCS Championship game, which draws more viewers than even a major Monday Night Football game. At best, The Rock being on the January 7th show may prevent it from doing another 2.5-level rating. Current confirmed dates for The Rock include January 7th, January 21st, January 28th, the Royal Rumble and the Elimination Chamber. Obviously more dates will be confirmed.

– The recent injury that WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres suffered was to her right elbow.

– While MVP and Shelton Benjamin have been discussed internally about returning to WWE, WWE has not contacted them. WWE officials are looking to bring back some mid-card talents but they have not reached out to anyone yet. Some of the names discussed included Benjamin, MVP, Gavin Spears, Cliff “Domino” Compton and others.

One other name that was mentioned is Billy Gunn. It was reported earlier this week that he has been re-hired as a developmental trainer but that’s not confirmed. No word yet if they plan on using Gunn on TV.

Partial source: PWInsider

  • Gavin Spears aka Shawn Spears was a long time WWE Development talent in OVW for a good three or four years then FCW for a short time before he got called up to WWE’s version of ECW where he never really developed any kind of gimmick or storyline and eventually was let go after being used infrequently. He’s actually a pretty talented worker still only in the 30-32 age range and worked some ROH shows.

    He joins names like Ryan Braddock, Ricky Ortiz, Eric Escobar etc. who’s runs around the same time period were so short nobody recalls them. I could see him still making a name….remember Damien Sandow who I was a big fan of as Aaron The Idol Stevens was in Development forever in two separate runs and had his first call up botched in a random Tag pairing with KC James and Michelle Mccool. Like Sandow he has the benefit of people not remembering what he did before

  • Jeremy

    make it a 3rd…..who???

  • yea who the hell is Gavin Spears?

  • False Idol

    As I remember a coupole of months back, Billy Gunn said that he was doing what he loved and wouldn’t go back to wrestlign again because of his past addictions. He said that he’s just got things back on track with his family and doesn’t want to jepodise it. So I doubt he’d be so willing to fight…not big on Benjamin, he’s a complete tool! Gavin Spears who?

  • Nate

    If you are going to bring back Billy Gunn, make him take at least one Clothesline from Hell; No one sold it like he did.

  • donkster

    Bad ass billy gunn would be the best!

  • d2

    Who is gavin spears ?

  • Prince

    Hell yes To Billy Gunn, MVP, and Benjamin. And no to Spears and Domino. No one would give two shits about them.

  • yofitz

    PLEASE, vince use BADD ASS BILLY GUNN on tv pleaseeeeeeeeee
    we wanna see billy gunn vs dolph ziggler at wrestlemania 29!