– There is speculation that WWE moved up the draft to next Monday night partly because of Edge’s sudden retirement. With Edge gone now, there’s a major lack of babyfaces on the WWE roster, especially on the SmackDown side.
Everyone expects a top babyface from the RAW brand to be drafted to SmackDown.
– Jim Ross wrote the following on Twitter regarding next week’s WWE Draft and the 2008 Draft where he was sent to SmackDown:
“Not sure my presence will be needed yet @ wwe draft. I have no fond draft memories re: ’08 & going to SDown. Still don’t agree w/ decision.”
– WWE has named Thomas Veit as their new Senior Vice President of Live Events. He will oversee WWE’s live events department including ticket sales, event marketing and booking. Veit worked for Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and PPL Park before joining WWE.
– WWE’s new All Stars video game is selling at a faster rate than projected by THQ, based on sales of the previous “B” game – Legends of WrestleMania that came out two years ago.
– Speaking of WWE All Stars, the game’s official website has posted a notice about a problem with the first round of downloadable content for the XBox 360 system.
“This delay impacts the pre-order Million Dollar Pack (“The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and his son, Ted DiBiase), Honky Tonk Man free playable character for everyone and the American Dream Pack featuring Dusty Rhodes and his son, Cody Rhodes. We are fully aware of our initial intent to deliver the content by this time frame and sincerely apologize for this delay, as well as the unforeseen miscommunication of our plans.
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