— It’s been heavily rumored that Dwayne Johnson would be making a one-night return to WWE early next year as the special guest host of an episode of Raw. In an update on the situation, “The Rock” is saying he hasn’t decided upon what day that would be. January, which was the time period primarily discussed with WWE, looks to be challenging and unlikely considering he’s going to be so busy with the publicity campaign for his next movie, Tooth Fairy. WWE reportedly had their sights set on Johnson hosting Raw on either the 4th or the 11th.
On another note, Johnson is saying Tooth Fairy will be his final family comedy movie for a while as he’s looking to move on to different types of roles. He said he set a goal three years ago to do family comedy movies for a while, but feels the time has come to explore other opportunities. The Other Guys, where Johnson worked with Samuel L. Jackson, recently concluded filming and will be out this summer. And once the publicity campaign for Tooth Fairy has completed, he’ll immediately begin shooting his next film, Faster, with Billy Bob Thornton (scheduled for January 22, 2010). Hence, if and when Johnson returns to WWE, it will likely take place in March at the earliest.
While Johnson’s saying he wants to return, he hasn’t decided on what the best scenario would be, so he may not necessarily come back as the host of Raw. (source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)
— Though Lilian Garcia is sadly no longer with WWE, fans can stay connected to the former Raw ring announcer through a site she recently launched on eBay. Her page allows fans to purchase some of the sexy outfits she wore on television during her time in the company including a “Santa” outfit she wore at last year’s Tribute to the Troops event and the sizzling dress she wore at SummerSlam 2008. Her site also offers photos, boots and bikinis which can be personally signed to you. Furthermore, Lilian herself handles the account as she personally answers all e-mails and requests so if you’ve ever wanted to get in touch with her, here’s your chance. You can check out her page at tinyurl.com/liliangarciadirect or through eBay seller: LilianGarciaDirect. Several more one of a kind wardrobe items will be added to the site over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. And last but not least, partial proceeds from the site will go to the Make A Wish Foundation.
— In a trivia note, before last week’s Hulkamania – Let the Battle Begin tour of Australia, the last time Hulk Hogan wrestled Ric Flair in a singles matches was on the May 13, 2002 episode of Monday Night Raw.