Update on Umaga’s Return, Gail Kim, Diva Turning Heel, More

– WWE has plans for the Divas Champion Michelle McCool to make a full-fledged heel turn.

– Umaga was brought to the television tapings this past week, but wasn’t used. Upon his return to WWE, Umaga will remain on the SmackDown brand and is expected to be involved in Undertaker’s next program. Umaga has been out of action since suffering a torn PCL at a SmackDown live event in Johnson City, TN on August 2, 2008 during a match with Jeff Hardy.

– During the second hour of Monday’s RAW (right before the DX merchandise skit with Kelly Kelly), they put up a screen grab of the front page of WWE.com. In the caption for Cena’s win at Survivor Series, the phrase ‘WWE Universe’ was misspelled as ‘WEW Universe’.

– As reported earlier, Gail Kim is expected to start on the SmackDown brand upon her return to WWE. She was brought to the television tapings this past week, but wasn’t used. Kim was merely brought in to shoot promo photos and new chroma-key footage to be inserted during broadcasts in the future. WWE taped two editions of SmackDown on Tuesday, to air on 11/28 and 12/5. The 12/12 show is the Friday before Armageddon, and they usually don’t debut wrestlers, especially as big as a star as Kim, on the show before a pay-per-view. WWE has a taping for the 12/19 show in Baltimore, but there is no taping the week after due to the holidays. Kim probably won’t debut until at least after New Year’s Day. Additionally, it’s been rumored that Kim filmed some ‘coming soon’ promos, which should air in the meantime.