Beth Phoenix Update, Malenko Reportedly Suffers Heart Attack


— Beth Phoenix posted the following on Twitter about her return to SmackDown this week:

“I’m nervous and excited for SmackDown. I’ve got revenge on my mind and unfinished business to take care of.”

WWE producer Dean Malenko suffered a heart attack in recent months, according to Phil Mushnick. He has since recovered as he was backstage at the Survivor Series pay-per-view in Miami, where he resides. Mushnick adds that no mention has been made to anyone of his health problems. He contacted WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman regarding the matter, but received no response.

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Randy Orton and The Miz were both trending topics last night on Twitter.

— Matches taped for this Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars yesterday in Orlando, Florida were:

* Mark Henry vs. The Usos in a Handicap Match

* Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov vs. Zack Ryder & Primo.

Rey Mysterio is featured on the cover of the Holiday 2010 issue of WWE Magazine.

— The Nov. 19 episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.73 cable rating, with 2,523,000 viewers. Viewership was slightly down from the previous week.