Another WWE Release, New Women’s Champion Crowned, More


— A fourth release has been confirmed today in referee Scott Armstrong, 50. A number of wrestlers are said to be upset over his departure as he is well liked.

Armstrong was hired in the summer of 2006, shortly after the company launched ECW. The oldest son of “Bullet” Bob Armstrong competed for a number of years in World Championship Wrestling before hanging up his boots in 2000 to referee.

Others released today include Maria Kanellis, Gregory Helms (a/k/a The Hurricane) and Paul Burchill.

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— With help from Special Guest Referee Vickie Guerrero, Michelle McCool recaptured the WWE Women’s Championship from Mickie James on tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown. This marks her third title win.

— Last night’s episode of WWE Superstars scored a 0.83 cable rating, with 969,000 viewers. The replay did a 0.16 rating with 161,000 viewers.