— In two updates from my post earlier today, it appears that Stephanie McMahon loved this week’s RAW because of its high entertainment quota.
Many backstage think that the most recent WWE writers being hired is a mistake, with Court Bauer being the last ‘wrestling brain’ to be hired – and he’s writing Velocity. It is thought that Stephanie is trying to take WWE as far away as possible from the original roots of the company.
— To clarify from the report earlier about Chris Jericho’s future, some sources close to the man himself think it’s a given that he’ll leave when the contact expires. It is correct that Jericho still hasn’t signed his new deal, which is extremely strange for talent not to do that a way ahead of its expiration.
Some find it strange that WWE would give Jericho this big of a push if he’s not re-signing, especially given the state TNA now find themselves in, with pockets deep enough to sign Jericho AND give him the freedom to tour with Fozzy around it. Odds are at this point Jericho is giving WWE the firm impression re-signing is just a formality. Of course, if this was WCW, Jericho would be winning the World title at SummerSlam.