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Posted by Marc Middleton in WWE News
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

– After being kept on the payroll for three additional years, World Wrestling Entertainment released Tough Enough 2 winner Matt Cappotelli (as noted before) from his $75,000 per year contract last week in a cost-cutting measure. There had been talk of releasing him from his contract in the past, but considering the public nature of his illness, officials believed it would look terrible to the outside.

Just before his scheduled call-up to the WWE roster, Cappotelli, 29, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November 2005. He has not been able to wrestle since. The brain tumor was removed in 2007, but there has been no talk of Cappotelli returning to the ring as he is weakened by having to undergo chemotherapy.

– ECW Superstar (Mike Mizanin) was named “Most Improved” in the 29th annual Wrestling Observer Newsletter readership awards announced this past week. Here is the final voter tally:

1. THE MIZ (203)1,578
2. Tyler Black (194)1,244
3. (15)237
4. (22)235
5. Suwama (16)234
6. Yamato (33)216
7. (9)184
8. Shingo Takagi (14)182
9. (8)116
10. Rhett Titus (13)96

– FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship Eric Escobar (Eric Perez) worked some SmackDown brand house shows over the weekend. At Sunday’s house show in Lexington, Kentucky, Escobar cut promos in both Spanish and English about how he is the best unknown wrestler in WWE. Kizarny interrupted the promo and had a match with Escobar losing. Escobar has been in WWE’s developmental system longer than anyone else by far — since September 2005 when Deep South Wrestling opened.

– In his second episode of “What’s Crackin’ with Scotty Goldman,” the SmackDown Superstar talks about the wealth of multi-generational wrestlers in WWE and discusses the importance of catchphrases.


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