Rosey Headed Back To WWE?, New Talent, More

Ryan Clark


WWE has given some thought to bringing back Rosey, who is currently appearing on ABC’s reality show Fat March. WWE wants to wait and see if he clicks as a persona on the show, and if he does, they’ll probably offer him a contract to return to the company. After splitting up with The Hurricane in late 2005, his career was going nowhere and Rosey started pushing WWE to bring back his cousin Eddie Fatu, who everyone knows as Umaga, so that they could reunite the 3 Minute Warning. They had a tryout match and Umaga had improved so much when it came to being aggressive and coming across like a main event heel during his time away that Vince made the call to make Umaga a main event heel on Raw. On the otherhand, Vince thought that Rosey lacked the same kind of intensity as his cousin, and he was let go a few months later. Rosey ended up taking Umaga’s old spot in All Japan, but unlike his cousin, he hasn’t improved all that much.

Several developmental wrestlers are appearing on this weekend’s swing of house shows. Paul Burchall (in a tag team with Dave Taylor) and “Roughhouse” Ryan O’Reilly (who was a few weeks away from being called up to ECW in a tag team last year, but was suddenly suspended for violating the WWE Wellness Program) are appearing on this weekend’s SmackDown house shows. Johnny Jeter (who hasn’t appeared in a WWE ring since a battle royal at a Raw in D.C. last December) and Jay Bradley appeared on this weekend’s swing of Raw house shows.

Tickets for WrestleMania 24 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando go on sale on January 13, 2008.

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