Source: PWInsider.com, F4WOnline.com
The latest wrestling name to bail from Booker T’s Houston fan convention this weekend is Jimmy Hart. Hart, who was recently on the outs with WWE and Vince McMahon for appearing on Hulk Hogan’s CCW, has apparently been "forgiven" by the company and will now be appearing for them during this weekend’s Axxess events. Jimmy Hart joins Torrie Wilson, Tito Santana, Nick Bockwinkel and Ron Simmons as "defectors" from Booker T’s convention who are now working with WWE.
Although it was originally reported that tomorrow night’s Smackdown broadcast would be taped live, it’s now being reported that plans are for most of the show to be taped during the Axxess events which will be taking place in Houston, and the rest of the show will be pre-taped. Smackdown will be hosted by Jim Ross and Tazz (and this will be Tazz’s final appearance with WWE) and will then throw the show over to Jerry Lawler and Todd Grisham who will host the Axxess portion of the show.