News on Batista and WrestleMania 25, Jericho Awarded, More

– In the latest update on the official website of Batista, his people are saying he won’t be cleared to return to the ring from injury for five or six months. WWE still had hopes for Batista to wrestle at WrestleMania, but that’s off the cards now. Here is his website’s statement:

Dave’s recovery is going very well. He’s in the gym twice a day but being very cautious.

Looking forward to coming back as soon as he’s able.

Doubtful he’ll be cleared before 5-6 months but he’ll be back stronger and better than ever.

– Chris Jericho was honored with the “Wrestler of the Year” award in the 29th annual Wrestling Observer Newsletter readership awards announced last week. Jericho beat out Edge by a mere 30 votes. Here is the final voting tally:

1. CHRIS JERICHO (139)1,198
2. Edge (116)1,168
3. Shawn Michaels (157)1,111
4. Keiji Muto (97)976
5. Nigel McGuinness (45)658
6. John Cena (73)595
7. Shingo Takagi (57)449
8. Cibernetico (53)377
9. Kurt Angle (32)275
10. Bryan Danielson (12)215

– ECW Superstar DJ Gabriel posted a blog on the WWE Universe site admitting he’s not a great dancer. Gabriel wrote: “Granted, there are probably a great many people out there in the WWE Universe who aren’t too fond of my dancing in particular. But that’s o.k! I don’t pretend for one minute that I’m a great dancer, I’m not going to be a contender on ‘Dancing with the Stars’. I’m just being myself, and proving that I don’t mind making a fool of myself in front of millions of people in the name of entertainment.”

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