Update on Mickie James Leaving the RAW Tour, Segment Cut from ECW, Hardy

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter



– Jeff Hardy is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam.

– As reported earlier today, Mickie James peculiarly missed Sunday night’s RAW brand house show in Madison, Wisconsin after competing the two previous nights in St. Paul, Minnesota and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was also not used during Monday’s RAW taping in Chicago. Partnering with Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly took her place in a tag match on Sunday.

This should be taken with a grain of salt, but a person from the Richmond area claiming to have known James for over ten years e-mailed us to say that she busted one of her breast implants in a tag match with Rosa Mendes (and Beth Phoenix) over the weekend. The timetable for her return remains indefinite. Furthermore, the storyline excuse for her absence will be explained as a shoulder injury she suffered during her title defense against Phoenix on last week’s show.

– WWE did an angle during last night’s ECW taping where Abraham Washington was scripted to walk off his own segment. Apparently due to time constraints, the segment was cut out of the broadcast. The WWE website has posted the segment online.

During the scripted segment, Washington began experiencing technical difficulties with his earpiece, not to mention his mic was cutting out every few seconds. A stagehand then came out to “fix” his mic, only to garner a slap in the face. A frustrated Washington walked off the set after more technical difficulties, leaving a chuckling Tony Atlas behind.

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