WWE News: Haas, Michaels, Tomko Injury Updates & More

– At the 10/8 show in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Charlie Haas suffered an injury during his match with Jon Heidenreich, couldn’t continue, and Fit Finlay took his spot in the match. No word yet on Haas’ condition. Also, Tyson Tomko and Shawn Michaels are working through knee pain.
[Credit: PWInsider.com]

– Paul London had surgery on his broken nose late last week, suffered from a blow from Booker T. [Credit: PWTorch.com]

– Lance Storm has updated his Web site with a new Q&A, including his thoughts on Bossman’s death, and if he’d come out of retirement for a Wrestlemania match. The full Q&A can be found here.

– Bret Hart’s newest column talks about Stampede Wrestling superstar Archie “The Stomper” Gouldie, and can be found here.

– According to Nathan-Jones.com, the former WWE superstar was backstage at last week’s Ohio Valley Wrestling TV taping, as was Rene Dupree’s brother who’s in line for a possible developmental deal.

– Those ordering the Taboo Tuesday RAW PPV via Webcast will receive the following bonus matches:

– Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog for the Intercontinental Title from 1992, from the last WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event.
– The Raw Battle Royal from 1993 to determine the two top contenders for HBK’s vacant IC title.
– Arn Anderson vs. Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match from a 1995 Nitro.
– The Steiner Brothers vs. Scott Hall and Syxx for the WCW Tag Team Titles from a 1997 Nitro, which featured a title change.
– Elix Skipper (Primetime of TNA) vs. Mike Sanders for the Cruiserweight title from a 2000 Nitro, which also featured a title change.
– Triple H vs. Kane from the 2002 No Mercy, which featured the temporary unification of the World Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships.
– Mr. McMahon vs. Stephanie McMahon from the 2003 No Mercy, which was Stephanie’s last appearance on WWE TV as a featured character (yes, it has been a year).

– Smackdown ratings from last week were 3.4 with a 5 share, according to Nielsen Media Research and PWInsider.com, which is much better than how it’s been doing in recent weeks. SD did hours of 3.2 and 3.6.

– The overseas shows are doing well, and the workers are therefore in a good mood. Due to some of the European markets being behind in the airing of the TV shows, WWE used the house shows to bring crowds up to date on storylines that had not aired yet in certain cities. [Credit: PWInsider.com]

– In APA news, Ron “Faarooq” Simmons is auctioning off a 3-minute phonecall with him on eBay, and JBL brought his fiancée on the European tour with him.

– WWE.com has listed Armageddon as a 12/10 (Friday) PPV, but it’s actually on 12/12 (Sunday). [Credit: WrestlingObserver.com]

– In Europe, Undertaker was on the top rope when it broke, leading to a few moments of him shaking off the injury. He was bleeding from the back of the head, but other than being annoyed, he should be okay. [Credit: WrestlingObserver.com]

– Mick Foley’s children’s book he wrote a few years ago is being released on 10/26 after being shelved for a few years. Called “Tales from Wrescal Lane,” the book uses wrestling characters to teach kids life lessons.