They shot four different takes of the Maria-Shawn Michaels backstage promo from RAW Monday. Maria calling Edge ‘The Edge’ was done on purpose as a cheap shot at Maria.
Velocity announcer Steve Romero has been added to the Smackdown roster page at WWE.com. The Heart Throbs (Antonio & Romeo) have been added, and Garrison Cade has finally been removed after not appearing on Raw or Heat in quite some time.
From an interview with Rico by Slam! sports in Canada: “To me, it was a shock. Ace called me and he said ‘We’ve got to let you go.’ I asked him why. Was it something I did?” Rico said, before resuming after a long period of silence. “‘No. It’s just one of those things.’ It hurts. It hurts now. … It’s not personal. It’s a business. It’s a business decision. That’s all it was,” he said. “I was never given an answer. Thank you, they said. Johnny Ace said maybe in six months they’d bring me back. Johnny said, ‘you’re on my list to come back. You’re a good guy Rico. You’ve done everything we’ve asked of you.’ And I never complained about anything.”