John Cena Update, Why Balls Was Released, Punk, More

– Former ECW Superstar Balls Mahoney tells Newsday.com’s Alfonso Castillo that he left WWE on good terms and was told by the company that he could be used on big shows or could be brought back in the future. Mahoney says he hurt his shoulder in the gym and stopped lifting weights and basically fell out of shape for WWE’s standards. He says when his wife got pregnant, his focus switched from wrestling to raising his son. WWE saw what was happening with Balls and scrapped his angle with Kelly Kelly but tried to let him hang around and work it out. Balls was released from his WWE deal on April 28th, 2008. To read the full interview, visit Newsday.com.

– WWE spokeswoman Jennifer McIntosh tells The Stamford Advocate that John Cena isn’t bigger than WWE, and the company will continue to roll on. “There are on occasion planned and unplanned hiatus periods,” she said. “For instance, while John Cena was filming the upcoming feature ’12 Rounds,’ he was out for three months and business was excellent. As much as he is appreciated, no single individual makes the WWE.

– World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk mentioned to The Peoria Journal Star in a new interview that his best friend and little sister were in the front row when RAW was in his hometown of Chicago a few weeks back. Punk will be defending his belt against Batista in the main event of a WWE live event this Saturday night in Peoria, IL.

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