— Nattie Neidhart went on the European tour with the SmackDown brand last week to work matches with Victoria and Michelle McCool. Vince McMahon, Ricky Steamboat, and Johnny Ace were all said to be impressed and praised her work on the tour. Nattie is the daughter of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and is expected to be called up to the main roster soon. She signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment last January and has been working down in Florida Championship Wrestling.
— Ohio Valley Wrestling wrestler Atlas DaBone is said to be making an appearance on WWE Monday Night RAW within the next three weeks. DaBone is a former professional football player turned wrestler, and is billed at 6’4″ and 280 pounds. He recently worked two dark matches with WWE, one losing to Jim Duggan, and winning the other against Vladimir Kozlov.
— WWE Tough Enough 4 champion Daniel Puder recently tried out for the new American Gladiators television show, but failed to make the cut. Indy wrestler Matt Cross also tried out for the new NBC series, but didnâ<80><99>t make it because he was too short. Tough Enough 4 contestant Jesse “Justice” Smith did make the show. The mentality in the selection committee was said to be a lot like what the stars of the WWF looked like in the 1980s.
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