Randy Orton is getting some praise in the locker room these days. The basics are that he isn’t taking any flack from HHH or Shawn Michaels. Right now Orton has the feeling that he is untouchable, like Shawn Michaels used to have, which is why he feels he can stand up to HHH and Shawn, which has earned him the respect. There is still the feeling that HHH buries people when he has the chance, unless it is Cena. Many feel that HHH is responsible for Booker T leaving the promotion due to the booking of their Summerslam match. Booker was actually in talks with TNA before Summerslam, and what really set his leaving in motion was the suspension.
Hulk Hogan will appear on The Conan O’Brien show tonight after The Jay Leno Show on NBC.
Starting tonight, ESPN Classic in the United States will run half-hour episodes of Herb Abrams’s Universal Wrestling Federation promotion on weeknights in the 1:00 and 1:30 AM (Eastern) time slots. The UWF is a defunct wrestling promotion from the early 1990s that featured a number of familiar faces such as Paul Orndorff, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams, Don Muraco, Bob Orton, Jr., Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Blair, Dan Spivey, Billy Jack Haynes, Sid Vicious, Ken Patera, Colonel DeBeers, David Sammartino, Jimmy Snuka, Cactus Jack, and more. Basically, the promotion largely consisted of wrestlers from the 1980s who the WWF and WCW didn’t want at the time.
The Shawn Michaels DVD will air on PPV this February.
WWE’s Marijuana testing is considered “non-existent” at this point. They are testing once a year, with a fine of $1,000 for a failed test.