— The WWE website is teasing that Jamie Noble will announce his retirement after suffering a near-miss neck injury when Sheamus powerbombed him on the floor during last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
WWE.com published the following story yesterday with Noble talking in character and building up the Sheamus character as an unstoppable powerhouse.
“When Sheamus powerbombed me on the floor, he compressed my neck and shoulders real bad,” Noble said. “Luckily, the doctors tell me I’m going to recover again. But I’m laying here thinkin’ about how great my life is with my wife and my son. I’m thinkin’, how many more times am I gonna be lucky enough to walk out of the hospital on my own? I’m thinkin’ it might be time to hang up my tights and boots.”
This past February, Noble suffered a legitimate neck injury when Mike Knox delivered a hard clothesline during a match on Raw. However, the injury was not developed into a storyline and Noble simply disappeared from television for a few weeks.
— Alongside Edge, Eve Torres is heading to Australia this week to promote WWE’s upcoming tour of the continent. Hence, she will not be appearing on tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw.
“Made it to the airport,” Torres wrote on her Twitter account. “Hope I packed everything! I’ll be hitting Sydney, Melbourne, & Brisbane to promote the upcoming WWE tour. Excited!”