– According to those in the backstage area, Vince McMahon was visibly upset with the 1 on 3 Handicap Match with the Big Show vs. Kurt Angle, Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns at Armageddon last Sunday.
– On a related McMahon note, he is said to be very pleased with John Bradshaw Layfield’s current character and have no plans to remove him from the top heel spot on SmackDown as WWE Champion anytime soon.
– Luther Reigns reportedly had some heat with WWE management in regards to a few comments he made about not wanting to go on the trip to Iraq this week. The trip was originally pitched as a volunteer only situation, but Reigns was booked without putting his name into the mix. When Reigns informed officials that he didn’t want to go, John Laurenaitis (aka Johnny Ace) said it would be a very bad move for him.