– Paul Heyman signed a short-term deal while a longer one is being worked out.
– With Juvi released, Vito is the next wrestler on the watch-list, as he has a bad reputation backstage.
– Big Show and Mark Henry’s contracts are up this fall.
– Finlay’s return was planned since September, but kept hush-hush until the promos started airing.
– Jim Ross was originally written into the December 5 “Trial of Eric Bischoff” show as a witness, but he wasn’t cleared to fly at that point by his doctors.
– Vince and Linda McMahon are no longer paid as performers, but of course still make huge money through salaries and dividends (Vince being a very large shareholder).
– Dave Taylor, who teamed with Regal in WCW, has been signed to train in Deep South Wrestling.
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