- WWE is currently holding a “Diva Search” style training camp in Los Angeles, California, in hopes of discovering new female talent following numerous departures since last year. Bill DeMott, who serves as head trainer for WWE’s developmental program, is presiding over the camp. Ten candidates from various modeling agencies are being paid to train for several weeks and those who impress company officials will be offered developmental contracts.
Independent wrestler and model Reby Sky, cryptically remarked on the talent search via Twitter Wednesday: “Oh, all you women’s wrestling “purists” are going to LOVE the new diva search girls ! Just love em ! Bahahaha …” She then added: “They’re using my agency to book girls for the new Diva Search. MODEL AGENCY.”
– The former Sarita, Sarah “Dark Angel” Stock, who parted ways with TNA Wrestling last month, is now on Twitter @SSDarkAngel. She confirmed the account on her Facebook page. The internationally-acclaimed grappler will be traveling to Japan next week for a lengthy tour with female wrestling promotion Stardom.
– In WWE attendance notes, last Thursday’s Raw live event in Doha, Qatar, drew 3,500 and $500,000. Friday’s Raw show in Doha, Qatar, drew 3,000 paying $500,000. Saturday’s Raw show in Istanbul, Turkey, drew 3,000 and $200,000. Saturday’s SmackDown live event in Waco, Texas, which featured The Undertaker’s first WWE appearance since WrestleMania, drew 4,500 paying $160,000. Sunday’s SmackDown live event in College Station, Texas, drew 4,000 and $110,000.