WWE Releases Smackdown Talent, More On JBL/OVW Situation

Chris Cash

Source: PWInsider.com

Developmental talent, Ryan Braddock, was released by World Wrestling Entertainment this past week.  You are probably most familiar with Braddock due to him being the one Jesse and Festus wrapped in duct tape and packing paper in attempt to promote the WWE’s move to MyNetwork TV.  He was signed by the company in 2005 and worked at both former developmental territories, Deep South and Ohio Valley Wrestling.  His latest stint was in Florida Championship Wrestling working a gimmick where he’d take notes on opponents while sitting at ringside with his laptop. 

To follow up on the story from earlier regarding JBL investing in Ohio Valley Wrestling, it looks like this could be JBL’s main project for when he retires from the ring.  The word going around is that Layfield may even move to Louisville from New York City to help oversee the company once he steps out of the ring, but that plan could always change between now and then. 

Additionally, it looks like JBL is set on starting up an MMA organization that will hold events at the Davis Arena as well.  The following was released today on OVW’s official website:

Danny Davis has unleashed the Vyper Fight League (VFL), an all new fighting organization to begin hosting events at the Davis Arena this April. The VFL is going to revolutionize Mixed Martial Arts just like OVW revolutionized Professional Wrestling. Be a part of the historic rise of the Vyper  Fight League! Please visit http://www.VyperFightLeague.com for details.

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