MVP Cleared To Wrestle, Diva Search 2007, Mysterio/HHH

Ryan Clark


Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— MVP has been cleared to wrestle, thus meaning that he wasn’t pulled from SummerSlam due to health reasons.

— WWE.com has put up some short profile videos of a few of the 2007 Diva Search contestants who didn’t make the final cut. The section most notably includes videos of model Gia Allemande (who recently broke up with her fiancé, Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano and has done some stuff with Maxim) and Jamie Szantyr, who is better known as Northeast indy women’s wrestler Talia Madison. Talia has been wrestling for about six years, is the boyfriend of WWE star Gregory Helms, has been backstage at several shows, and has even worked a match on WWE programming before (two years ago against Victoria on Sunday Night Heat). All of the profile videos include footage of the girls being notified of their respective eliminations by the one and only Todd Grisham. They then show footage of the girls leaving the room and their initial reaction to being cut from the competition.

— Vaughn Lilas of Derby City Wrestling (which is a feeder school to Ohio Valley Wrestling) didn’t feel very good at class last Monday and ended up in the hospital two days later. He was apparently 30 minutes from having his appendix burst. It was removed and he’ll be recovering for awhile.

— A lot of people within WWE are expecting D-Lo Brown to be rehired soon due to his performance in two dark matches two weeks ago.

— Fabulous Moolah couldn’t attend last Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings because her brother passed away the day before. They were both booked for a skit, but only Mae ended up appearing.

— Rey Mysterio and Triple H didn’t appear on TV before SummerSlam because the belief was that their returns were a bigger draw than any match they were in. They thought if they shot angles with them, it would draw less PPV buys for the show because you already saw them for free.

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