According to new reports, Vince McMahon has given some indications recently that the Women’s Division will be more T&A oriented and will get less TV time now that former stars such as Trish Stratus and Lita have left the company. Looking at the roster, the only two legitimate female wrestlers are Victoria and Mickie James. McMahon is said to like both, but feels they aren’t marketable on the level that Trish and Lita were. It should also be noted that women in WWE’s developmental territories have been told to sit tight and not anticipate a call-up to any of the main WWE rosters.
Joey Mercury is still slated to continue working in Ohio Valley Wrestling. Mercury did appear at the Smackdown tapings this week in a match against Matt Hardy. The feeling by WWE’s creative team and agents is that Johnny Nitro has more potential in the singles division and pairing him up again with Mercury permanently doesn’t look to be in the plans. The same goes for The Hardy’s at the moment as well, as WWE wants to keep Jeff Hardy in a singles push and then possibly reunite The Hardy’s again around WrestleMania. This has fueled talk of a rematch between The Hardy’s and MNM at WrestleMania 23. That could be a ladder match.
Mike Bucci, formerly Simon Dean and Nova, is now the middle man between WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT and Ohio Valley wrestling. This was a role previously held by Tommy Dreamer, but when Dreamer began wrestling more for the ECW brand, he was replaced by Bucci.