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This Week’s Episode Of “Z! True Long Island Story”, Rhyno Arrives On WWE.com CM Punk Talks About His Upcoming DVD Set, Morrison Appearing On Nerdist Show, WWE Employee Confirms Reports Of Maxine Quitting The Company

July 2, 2012   ·   0 Comments

– Former WWE superstar John Morrison will be a judge for this week’s Tournament of Nerds show, which premieres this Sunday (7/1) on Youtube’s Nerdist channel. A preview for the show, which includes “adult language” not suitable for children, can be seen here.

— WWE Champion CM Punk attended the Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling Tournament on Wednesday night in Chicago, hosted by former Chicago Cubs player Kerry Wood. Punk spoke to the Chicago Tribune at the event and had this to say about his upcoming WWE DVD set:

“Obviously, I’m biased but I think mine is the best. Mine starts way different than anyone else’s and ends way different than anyone else’s.”

“Honestly, it was like watching my life flash before my eyes. They used a lot of footage from my early days. Just seeing the whole package put together with people I respect in the industry and have known my whole life talking about me, it seemed weird. It felt like I was at my own funeral. You get a perspective of where I come from, how hard I’ve worked and where I’m at now. It blew me away. There were a couple moments where I was like ‘Wow, this is really touching.'”
Terry Anderson, who has worked as a seamstress and costume designer for WWE since 1989, confirmed online reports that Maxine has quit the sports entertainment organization.

Anderson joyfully teased a WWE departure Tuesday evening via Twitter, writing, “Yes yes yes …so happy a certain person will no longer be with WWE.”

She was than asked whether the person in question was Randy Orton, who is currently serving a sixty-day suspension for his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program. She responded “nope.” When asked of the individual again, she responded, “No worries, no one you’ll miss.”

After reports surfaced online that Maxine had quit WWE, Anderson was asked if it was her. Confirming the reports, she responded, “:) yep.”

According to PWInsider.com, Maxine quit WWE due to frustrations with “not being offered a guaranteed deal and not having the chance to prove herself on TV beyond the WWE NXT level.” Her profile, however, remains on the company website and no official announcement concerning her status has been made.

Maxine, whose real name is Karlee Perez, joined WWE as a developmental talent in 2009. After learning the ropes in Florida Championship Wrestling, she was promoted to NXT for the Diva-exclusive third season. She returned to the program in August and became involved in a love triangle with Derrick Bateman and Johnny Curtis.

– Episode 73 of Zack Ryder’s YouTube show Z! True Long Island Story was posted online Friday.

– Rhyno is the latest addition to WWE.com’s Alumni section (view here): “The last-ever champion of the original incarnation of ECW, Rhyno was one of the most physically intense Superstars of all time, and now he has crashed onto WWE.com’s alumni section. Check out The Man Beast’s profile with classic photos, videos and more!”

– Zack Ryder is today’s featured Superstar on WWE.com.

– Al Snow, Diamond Dallas Page and Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore appear today through Sunday at Fright Night Horror Weekend (located at Galt House Hotel & Convention Center 140 North Fourth St. Louisville, Kentucky). (Event Information)

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