From WWE.com: Last week, WWE Hall of Famer â<80><9c>Rowdyâ<80> Roddy Piper was diagnosed with Hodgkinâ<80><99>s lymphoma. Also known as Hodgkinâ<80><99>s disease, Hodgkinâ<80><99>s lymphoma is a form of cancer found in the bodyâ<80><99>s lymphatic tissue. The lymphatic system helps filter out bacteria and is important in fighting diseases. Piper was sent home early from WWEâ<80><99>s early-November tour of the United Kingdom and hospitalized for surgery, where doctors removed a mass at the spinal cord with an enlarged lymph node. The mass was completely removed, but the lymph node was positive for Hodgkinâ<80><99>s lymphoma. Piper is currently undergoing radiation therapy, which is used to treat Hodgkinâ<80><99>s lymphoma. It is an extremely successful procedure, so the prognosis is very good for Piper.
Divas Rebecca DiPietro and Maryse Ouellet are in the December 2006 issue of Playboy magazine. The 2006 $250,000 Diva Search contestants are highlighted in the Grapevine section of the Gala Christmas Issue, which features examples of their past modeling work for Playboy. The magazine also features cover girl Cindy Margolis, who recently offered advice to SmackDown Diva Ashley, who will pose for Playboy in the near future.
For the time being, tonight will be the Big Show’s final day in the company. Big Show will be finishing up his WWE commitments tonight at the combined RAW/ECW taping. Show is scheduled to challenge new ECW World champion Bobby Lashley on tomorrow’s edition of ECW on Sci Fi. Big Show has been wanting to take time off for quite some time due to a multitude of injuries.