The Releases Continue – Another Wrestler Let Go, View Mickie James Commercial, Jerry Lawler

— After spending two years in developmental, WWE has parted ways with José Torres, better known among Puerto Rican wrestling fans as Black Pain. He too was released alongside the former DJ Gabriel yesterday.



Torres had been performing under the guise of a “monster” persona initially developed during his time in the Puerto Rican wrestling scene several years ago, but became “WWE-ized” this past summer as the company had him remove his trademark mask in favor of a fan friendly gimmick known as Sweet Papi Sanchez. Accompanied by a sexy valet known as “Candy Girl,” Torres would hand out candy to fans at ringside. Apparently, the persona did not catch on as Candy Girl was broken off from Sanchez within a matter of weeks and he was removed from television.

After a brief hiatus, he returned to his former persona just a few weeks ago at a Florida Championship Wrestling live event. (source:

— Jerry “The King” Lawler, Tracy Smothers and Chase Stevens from The Naturals will be appearing at the Main Event Championship Wrestling event in Evansville, Indiana on March 20th, 2010. Visit for information on MECW. (Thanks to Devin Cutting)

— Mickie James will be signing autographs on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Newburgh Mall, located on Route 300 in Newburgh, New York. Click here to view a commercial promoting her upcoming appearance.

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