– For a number of weeks there had been talk of adding DH Smith to Randy Orton’s Legacy faction, but those plans have cooled off after the twist with Vince McMahon and Orton on last Monday’s Raw.
Officials were looking to call up Smith and his tag team partner TJ Wilson to SmackDown, but their partnership quietly broke off in developmental after Smith suggested to the creative team that he be brought on board for the Legacy.
Orton himself hinted at Smith possibly joining the Legacy in an interview with ESPN.com this past week. Regarding Smith, Orton said: “One guy I’ve been looking at really closely is Harry Smith. He’s Davey Boy Smith’s son, and he’s a big, young kid who has that hunger. He’s a strong boy, and I think he’s at that age now where he’s learned from some of the mistakes he’s made in the past. He originally debuted as DH Smith, but he’s a completely different person right now. I have my eye on him, but we’ll have to see what the future holds. I need one more guy, but he has to have wrestling in his blood and he has to have that potential to one day follow in my footsteps. I won’t settle for anything less.”
– WWE Divas Champion Maryse made her return to WWE on Friday’s SmackDown after being sidelined last month with a potentially severe knee injury. Maryse talked about her injury in a blog on the WWE Universe site. She said her kneecap was completely out, thus stretching her “perfect ligaments and tissues.” Luckily for Maryse, no surgery will be needed. The SmackDown Diva thanked doctors for their quick work on her knee that might have saved her wrestling career. Maryse also said she is very excited to give her “number one fan,” former Divas Champion Michelle McCool, a title rematch. Maryse then talks about how McCool is jealous of her and why she’s a vision of perfection.
– Speaking of Michelle McCool, today is her 29th birthday.