WWE’s developmental talents are undergoing a new introductory training so to speak. All given a copy of Eddie Guerrero’s autobiography last week, told to read and be prepared to discuss it. There was also a recent assignment where developmental talents were given a list of 100 historical figures from professional wrestling and were then instructed to research and learn as much as possible about them. This is all Mike Bucci’s idea, as he wants them to have an appreciation and knowledge of history for the industry. Morale has said to be very good, especially in OVW.
Claudio Castagnoli and several names from the Mid-Western independent scene will be starting developmental after the new year.
Ray Gordy, son of the late Terry Gordy, may be put into a full-time tag team with Henry Godwin on Smackdown.
Former Tough Enough contestant Daniel Rodimier is on the fast track to the Raw roster, Stephanie McMahon is very high on him.
The Untouchables (Duce and Domino) from OVW could also be called up very soon.
Beth Phoenix and Paul Burchill are both still with the company and in OVW. They are just waiting to be called back up.