Prior to returning to Raw this week, Shawn Michaels was telling friends that he was burned out on the road, and enjoying life at home. He also said he’d only return with a limited schedule. This was before John Cena’s injury occurred. Triple H had been basically begging for him to return ASAP. These older stars aren’t going to be around to wrestle matches that much longer so they best get working on building new stars.
On the WWE Shopzone website, it says they are not releasing the Batista book until 10/16, but I ordered the book about a week or a week and a half ago, using standard shipping, and I received the book today, 6 days early.
Speaking of ECW regulars, Elijah Burke missed the Springfield, IL house show because he drove to Springfield, MO. Oops. As a result, Burke was not paid for his no show.
John Morrison sat out 28 days as part of his 30-day suspension. He worked the 9/1 show, and then returned at the 9/29 house show in Peoria.