SLAM! Wrestling out of Canada posted the following message on Trish Stratus’ behalf regarding the report of her backing out of some booked appearances in Las Vegas to do stuff with WWE during WrestleMania weekend: Rumours of Trish Stratus appearing at WrestleMania events are false. The former Women’s Champion confirmed to SLAM! Wrestling that rumours making their way around the ‘net are false. The word that circulated was that Stratus had cancelled appearances in the Las Vegas area, “apparantly,” working with WWE over WrestleMania weekend. Among the commitments that Stratus was reported to have cancelled was a guestspot on the Internet-based radio show Carnage. “None of that is true!” Stratus told SLAM! “And, I had seen something about that Carnage show-but i’ve never heard anything, nor had I booked anything. I would never pull out of a commitment –never have in my 7 years — not gonna start now.”
WWE.com has confirmed that the WWE 2007 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air on USA Network at midnight/11 CT next Saturday night (or Sunday morning if you will). Of course, the show will have to be edited down to fit within the allotted hour. Dusty Rhodes and Jerry Lawler’s inductions will be shown during the TV broadcast. Jim Ross’ induction (WWE will be making the announcement for him tomorrow night on RAW) may be squeezed in if they have time. You can see the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in its entirety when it’s released on the WrestleMania DVD set in May.
A clip of the Sharmell/Hornswoggle backstage segment from the 3/16 SmackDown aired on this weekend’s edition of “The Soup” on the E! channel.