– Apparently MVP was told that the end result of his ridiculous losing streak will be a big babyface turn for him. MVP is at the point now where he’s accepting the angle thinking that he can protect his body because the gimmick has him where he shouldn’t be having good matches, meaning less physical risks.
– Not sure of anymore details other than what we posted last month, but there has been a definite crackdown on marijuana usage in the company and a lot of the talents are unhappy and complaining privately about it. The belief is the drug testing is serious but they talk like they think management knows many of the talents are drinking heavily and pain pill usage is high, but drinking is fine by the Wellness policy and pain pills are fine with prescriptions. The feeling is they’ve cracked down on marijuana which most people feel is okay and the heavy pot users who have been fined often and given an ultimatum are turning to drinking and/or pills.
– WWE signed five talents when John Laurinaitis made his most recent trip to OVW. The talents include Kris Pavone (formerly Chris Cage), Ryan Reeves (Ryback from Tough Enough), Jason Garrison, Brian Jossie and one other. All the talents are working out in Tampa, Florida at FCW but haven’t been used on TV yet.