WWE Chairman Vince McMahon recently made the call to feature talent from multiple brands on its “brand-only” PPV events. The recent string of disappointing WWE buyrates prompted McMahon to make the company’s pay-per-view events more star-studded. As indicated with the recent WWE No Way Out PPV, even though the shows will continue to focus on one brand, wrestlers from all three weekly television shows will be booked to appear. As part of the overhaul, McMahon is also advocating for interbrand angles on television shows to create new matches for the PPVs. WWE still views RAW as the “A” brand, so this is especially designed to help ECW and SmackDown. The present plan for WWE Backlash is to feature Undertaker, Batista, Rob Van Dam and Lashleyâ<80>¢all non-RAW wrestlersâ<80>¢in key roles.
WWE will be releasing a â<80><9c>Best of RAW & SmackDownâ<80> DVD series exclusively for Great Britain.
Former WWE Diva Amy â<80><9c>Litaâ<80> Dumas recently appeared at Maryland Championship Wrestling’s 2007 Anniversary show. Dumas was a special guest referee in the main event which featured Adam Flash and Bruiser vs. Danny Doring and Abyss. Amy also recently commented on Jim Rossâ<80><99> recent comments on her via her MySpace website. She said, “I really appreciate the kind words from him. I always got along and respected him. He shoots straight and is sincere in his words. I do feel as though I contributed a lot to the wrestling business, and I understand “Lita” left the WWE as a heel character. However, the human being Amy Dumas, gave a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to the WWE, and I am glad that someone that the same person that hired me, acknowledged that.”