Debbie Killian, who is perhaps the best American woman wrestler to ever work full time in Japan when she competed as Debbie Malenko, called John Laurinaitis asking for a job with WWE. She made her wrestling debut in 1990 and generally competed in Japan until sometime in 1993 when her brief career was cut short at the mere age of 22 by a severe injury. Debbie Malenko was trained at the Malenko school of wrestling in Florida and originally went by the name Debbie Drake. When she went to Japan, they let her use the Malenko name because she was such a great worker. Anyways, Killian is only 35 years old, hasn’t competed in at least 13 years, and doesn’t exactly fit the “WWE Diva mold”, so don’t hold your breath on this one.
Both of the major Detroit newspapers (The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News) featured articles on WWE WrestleMania 23. The Detroit Free Press featured an article on their front page and the Detroit News featured an article in front of the features section. The articles features quotes from the Brooklyn Brawler, Jim Duggan, and Jimmy Hart.