– Derek Foore, the 2010 NAIA national wrestling champion from Notre Dame, is currently training at WWE developmental as Chad Baxter. Many people have compared him to a young Kurt Angle.
Marcus Anthony, a former OVW star with a muscular physique, is now training at FCW as Lincoln Broderick.
– Kelly Kelly’s relationship with WWE remains strained. Some people in WWE expected her to return at RAW 1,000 and be back full time, but she did as of the weekend, she had not informed WWE of a time when she was going to come back or any future plans asking for more time off.
– Former WWE Diva Kia Stevens (Kharma) revealed on Twitter this week that she was recently released by the company. Sources in WWE indicate that she had a reputation for being difficult to work with and was stubborn about different suggestions to modify her character. Another big issue was her weight. She had been training in Florida and did lose weight, but was still not where WWE wanted her to be.
* Backstage News On CM PUNK’s Heel Turn & Upcoming Feud With THE ROCK
(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)