— Of the WWE stars to have their pushes halted in recent weeks, Eric Escobar is going through the quickest demise of them all. Not that his stock was particularly high to begin with considering he had been in developmental for a number of years, but the company has pretty much given up on him mere weeks after his WWE debut as a result of his failure to impress. While he’s tall and has a good look, he lacks charisma and the feeling is he has done nothing to prove he belongs. (source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)
— As reported earlier, independent women’s wrestler Becky Bayless received tryouts with World Wrestling Entertainment at the company’s television tapings last week. She was also used as a prop for Slam Master J’s weekly SmackDown After The Bell segment on WWE.com. To view her brief on-camera appearance, click here.
— The WWE website has posted photos of “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel attending The Strike 3 Foundation’s Second Annual First Pitch Celebrity Gala.