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Kelly Kelly Granted “Time Off” By WWE Officials, Belief She May Not Return, What Will Triple H Say At No Way Out?, WWE’s Anti-Bullying Night, Matt Hardy, Jericho, More

June 8, 2012   ·   0 Comments

Numerous sources within WWE say Kelly Kelly has been granted “time off” by organization officials. She has been on the road full time since her 2006 debut and requested the break to recharge her batteries.

“She’s been here since she was a kid,” said a company source. “She had been pushing for time away to spend with her family and her boyfriend. Six years for someone of her age is a lifetime. She needed a break.”

Many of her colleagues don’t believe Kelly’s returning anytime soon, if at all, since she has begun promoting her alternative stage name (Barbie Blank) and is currently accepting requests for appearances and endorsements outside of WWE. She added the following information to her Twitter account over the weekend: “Barbie Blank/Kelly Kelly, WWE Diva, MAXIM Cover Girl and 100 Hottest Women. For full appearances/endorsements please contact Heidi at heidi@atamanagement.com.”

Kelly last competed on television on the May 21 Raw SuperShow, losing to Beth Phoenix. She last wrestled on May 26 in Quito, Ecuador.

David Otunga, Lilian Garcia, Natalya and Zack Ryder have been announced to appear at MCU Park in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, June 27 as part of the Brooklyn Cyclones’ and WWE’s Anti-Bullying Night. The WWE Superstars and Divas will make a special pre-game presentation on behalf of WWE’s anti-bullying initiative “be a STAR,” which encourages people to Show Tolerance And Respect for all people, prior to the 7:00 p.m. game with the Hudson Valley Renedages. Following the presentation, they will remain at the ballpark to sign autographs for fans in attendance.

Tickets for event are available here.

– Former WWE Superstar Matt Hardy is advertised to appear for All Star Wrestling this Friday at 8:00 p.m at the Madison Civic Center in Madison, West Virginia. (Event Details)

– WWE’s Breaking News mobile alert service reported Wednesday that WWE COO Triple H will break his silence and publicly address a multitude of items including his future, pending lawsuits against WWE and Brock Lesnar at No Way Out on Sunday, June 17. WWE.com has published an article raising numerous questions concerning his appearance.

Author John Clapp writes, “Furthermore, what can the WWE Universe expect from Triple H in terms of an update on his arm injury, and what will that prognosis mean for The Cerebral Assassin as a competitor? Even before Lensar cinched in the destructive Kimura Lock in April, Triple H was assuredly recuperating from his incomparably physical “End of an Era” Hell in a Cell Match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVIII. On top of that, he had already reduced his in-ring dates this past year to concentrate on business matters. Might Triple H’s address at No Way Out turn out to be a swan song?”

– There has been talk of John Laurinaitis joining Vince McMahon’s Kiss My Ass Club. With Vince returning on next week’s 3-hour RAW from Hartford, Connecticut to do a job performance evaluation on Laurinaitis, this could be Vince’s chance to induct him.

– Chris Jericho’s Brazilian flag kicking incident took place at the beginning of his match against CM Punk and the two wrestled for about 8 minutes before WWE officials took action. John Laurinaitis, who was in charge of the WWE crew in Brazil, came to ringside and told Jericho to apologize, which he did. Jericho was not rushed out of the building or the country. He left with the rest of the roster for Ecuador.

— With RAW’s ratings on the downswing in recent weeks, another bad viewership trend for WWE is that there are also fewer people watching the show on delayed viewership (DVR).

Back when The Rock returned to WWE in February 2011, DVR viewership increased dramatically to around 400,000 viewers per week. Over the past 6 weeks, DVR viewership has ranged between 277,000-370,000.



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