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Finlay Saddened By The Divas’ Roles In WWE, John Morrison Wrestling In Qatar, WrestleMania 28 Creative News, Lesnar Announcement on Monday’s RAW?, Axxess, NHB

April 1, 2012   ·   0 Comments

— Wrestling Observer reported Saturday that Dave Finlay (a/k/a Fit Finlay) has been rehired by WWE as producer. He was fired last year after concocting an angle where The Miz interrupted the singing of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” to garner jeers from the audience. The National Guard, a company sponsor, complained to WWE brass over the event and it led to Finlay’s termination. During his time with WWE, he was in charge of training the company’s female performers for wrestling matches. In a newly published interview with Power Slam, Finlay was asked to give his take on the flatulence angle SmackDown Diva Natalya has been saddled with.

“Well, I haven’t seen that, but I’ve been told about it. Yes, I agree,” he says in response to interviewer Greg Lambert labeling it extremely distasteful. “Had that been presented to me [as SmackDown producer], I’d have said… erm… Well, she may be comfortable with it. I don’t know,

“Look, I see the girls as wrestlers, personalities and friends. They are great people. Before she retired, Michelle McCool was an awesome girl and wrestler. Layla too. It’s heartbreaking to see [the girls] not getting to where they want to get to. Natalya is a very sweet girl and a talented wrestler.”

— Former WWE Superstar John Morrison’s upcoming wrestling tour of Qatar for Qatar Pro Wrestling has been moved from late April to May 17-19.

We reported earlier this week that WWE had locked down most of the finishes for Sunday’s WrestleMania 28 pay-per-view. The latest word is that creative has been re-writing portions of tomorrow’s show.

– Other matches from today’s WrestleMania 28 Axxess saw Zack Ryder defeat Drew McIntyre and Big E. Langston defeat Antonio Cesaro.

– WWE has been pushing the re-release of No Holds Barred at Axxess this weekend with large posters of Hulk Hogan. The classic movie will be released on DVD July 3rd via WWE Studios.

– If the deal goes through with Brock Lesnar and WWE, the one going around Miami about a one-year deal, then expect Lesnar to be involved in a WrestleMania 29 announcement on Monday’s RAW.

– A commercial aired at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony tonight in Miami advertising a 10-man tag team match on Monday’s RAW Supershow featuring WrestleMania opponents going at each other.

– Big Show, Santino Marella and The Miz appeared in a pre-taped segment on the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards tonight. Santino was the referee for the first-ever World Slime Wrestling Challenge. Show won the match by chokeslamming The Miz into slime.

WWE Diva Kelly Kelly failed to win the award for Favorite Buttkicker tonight as Taylor Lautner took home the award.


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