– WWE has parted ways with another referee. ECW brand referee Mike Posey was released from the company today. Fans may also remember him from his time in TNA Wrestling. WWE released former ECW referee Keenan Quinn yesterday. A decision was recently made to pull back on the number of referees brought on the road per week due to the company’s economic cutback initiative. Additional talent releases in all areas, including road agents & producers, are expected to be made later today.
– As reported earlier today, international wrestling standout Low-Ki has signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. The official website of Low-Ki, Low-Ki.com, released the following statement regarding his arrival in WWE: WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT! Associated Press: It is with great excitement that we announce “The World Warrior” LOW-KI has joined World Wrestling Entertainment! Speculation had been in circulation after he participated in a non televised match November 4, 2008. Nothing was confirmed or reported, since it was assumed that he was still contractually obligated to compete in New Japan Pro Wrestling and was the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion. After NJPW’s “Wrestle Kingdom” events, contract negotiations begin for the new year. Terms apparently were not agreed upon and in his debut match, LOW-KI was victorious, putting away Florida Championship Wrestling’s Trent Berretta with the “Warrior’s Way”. Words cannot describe the excitement we feel here and we would like to congratulate “The World Warrior” on his incredible success!
The following matches are scheduled for tonight’s edition of WWE Smackdown: