CM Punk is currently living in Louisville, Kentucky, and thus he’s able to appear at Ohio Valley Wrestling shows every now and then. He is also still dating WWE diva Maria.
The success of UFC is having an influence on World Wrestling Entertainment. Besides WWE striving for a more sports oriented product, the referees have been told to be more “like UFC refs.” WWE wants their referees to be less comedic, and call the action as they see it. This would include referee calling for disqualifications when wrestlers openly break the rules such as using chairs in their vision. This follows up with WWE having already informed referees to call the matches as if they were shoots.
There is talk of the Dalton brothers gimmick already being dropped. The Daltons are Drew Hankinson (the fake Kane) and Ray Gordy.
Silvervision in Great Britain will be releasing a DVD box set of every 2006 WWE pay-per-view event later this year.
Hulk Hogan is doing commercials for a supermarket chain in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.