Undertaker and JBL are rumored to be facing off on the October Smackdown PPV in a gimmick match of some kind.
It is rumored that many employees aren’t happy with the revelation of Vince McMahon’s million-dollar salary (as an on-air talent), given how low house show payoffs have been recently.
The Raw brand returns to action tonight with a house show in Bismarck, ND. The card for the show is as follows. World Title Match: Randy Orton vs. Chris Benoit vs. HHH, Eugene vs. Batista, Edge vs. Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin vs. Tyson Tomko, Molly Holly vs. Victoria, La Resistance vs. Rhyno & Tajiri, Maven vs. Simon Dean, Val Venis vs. Chuck Palumbo and Rosey vs. Rodney Mack (w/Jazz).
They continue on to Fargo, ND on Saturday. WWE has the following matches listed: WWE Champion Chris Benoit vs. Ric Flair! Evolution banned from Ringside, Edge vs. Randy Orton and Chris Jericho vs. Batista.They had on to Palm Springs, CA on Sunday then tape Raw on Monday in Anaheim, CA.
The Smackdown brand returns to action on Saturday in San Diego, CA. They have a show on Sunday in Bakersfield, CA. The Richmond, CA show on Monday has been canceled so they have a day off before taping Smackdown next Tuesday in Fresno, CA. After that they had to Australia.
There is bonus Smackdown footage available on WWE.com. They have a vignette where Rene Dupree and Kenzo Suzuki become a team, Paul Heyman talking about Heidenreich’s debut next week and a JBL/Orlando Jordan interview.
The new issue of Oxygen, October 2004 issue features and a small picture of Jackie Gayda on page 42, with the following below it:
“Another Fresh Face On the Move”
Keep your eyes open for Jackie Gayda, the latest female addition to the WWE. With new photos by fitness photographer Skip Faulkner, you can bet on seeing more Jackie within the fitness industry.
Credit: Dave Scherer, PWInsider.com