In the Kalamazoo Gazzette features an article looking at Rob Van Dam’s autograph signing in his hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan yesterday. RVD speaks on his promo at the ECW One Night Stand PPV, noting, “That was the first chance that I had to have that freedom. It’s very difficult to get that spotlight and it was completely unrehearsed, unapproved, unscripted. Not Paul (Heyman), not Vince (McMahon), nobody asked me what I was going to say beforehand, and that was awesome. After all the time I’ve put in the business, I qualify to speak for the business. I don’t need anybody telling me what I should and shouldn’t say. Not me. Now they look at me a little differently, so I would expect my character to go in a more positive direction when I get back.” He also noted that when his career is done, he hopes that the fans remember him as being genuine.
Over at the WWE website they have added Frankie Kazarian’s page to their SmackDown Superstars area.
Former ECW and TNA star Johnny Swinger will be debuting on this Sunday’s edition of WWE Heat, under his new persona Johnny Parisi.
CM Punk and Alexis Laree were both scheduled to debut on Sunday’s Heat however was pulled from the show as management wasn’t happy with the bout. A source said that the match didn’t do anything to make Punk look “like a WWE Superstar” and he didn’t come across “spectacular” enough. Punk is scheduled for this Monday’s RAW, which means he will either be working a dark match or they will have him debut on RAW.