– Charlie Haas reportedly asked WWE for his release within the last few months. Apparently officials were going to grant him the release at first but changed their minds and gave him a raise instead. There was a rumor going around that Kurt Angle had a spot for Haas in TNA so WWE kept Haas around instead of having him jump to TNA.
– WWE has added Umaga to their Alumni roster.
– WWE will tape tonightâ€™s ECW with this weekâ€™s Superstars and Friday Night SmackDown tonight in Houston, Texas. Announced for SmackDown this week is a street fight between Batista and Rey Mysterio. The Undertaker vs. CM Punk for the World Title is also being advertised. It will be interesting to see if WWE airs the Umaga video package that was being put together since it didnâ€™t air on RAW.