Candice Michelle Strips, Evan Bourne’s Return, Rumble, More

– ECW Superstar Evan Bourne should be cleared to return to the ring in late February. He’s still wearing a special boot and doing rehab as the injury to his ankle ligaments was pretty severe.

– WWE Diva Candice Michelle made an appearance on the weekly tech/web culture Internet show “Diggnation” this past week. She spent the first part of the show on a couch adjacent to the hosts, but then approximately 32 minutes in, Candice strips to reveal a themed superhero outfit after a ad is read.

– WWE returns to the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on April 13th, 2009. Tickets go on sale February 28th, 2009 at 10 AM. According to, this will be the only WWE event in Atlanta this year.

– According to, this Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Detroit has officially sold out. In their statement regarding this bit of news, they also talk about why WWE pay-per-views are such a great value, while taking a potshot at MMA as well.

“The WWE represents “the best value in entertainment,” said Linda McMahon. “We give more bang for the buck at live events and pay-per-views. You’re guaranteed three hours of electrifying action. No quick knockouts or submissions as in boxing or mixed martial arts.”

The article then offers a humorous paragraph on why people WWE pay-per-views are such a great bargain. They wrote: “The suggested retail price for WWE pay-per-views is $39.95, with an average of four viewers per household, which means that the average cost per individual per WWE pay-per-view is $9.99. Since WWE pay-per-views are distributed directly to the home, parking is free, Mom provides the refreshments, and no waiting in line for the bathroom.”