Hayes Feeling Pressure Over Ratings, Laurinaitis Scouting, Duggan

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Head SmackDown writer Michael Hayes is feeling pressure regarding the ratings for Friday Night SmackDown. While the show is doing record ratings for MyNetworkTV, they are still far behind what the show was doing last year.

— WWE’s Senior Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis will be scouting talent at the Wild Samoan Training Camp in June. The following press release was issued:

Afa “The Wild Samoan” continues to help make wrestling dreams come true!

Leesburg, FL — Afa “The Wild Samoan” will open his training camp to the best of the trained Independent wrestlers for a special evaluation by WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis. “Johnny Ace” has confirmed his appearance at the Wild Samoan Training Center for the camp. All wrestlers are welcome to try out, this is not limited to Wild Samoan Training Center students. The five day camp will begin on Tuesday, June 23, 2009.

For more information on how you can reserve your spot, contact: [email protected] ASAP.

Keep your eye on this post and www.WildSamoan.com for the most updated info!

The Wild Samoan Training Center is located at 400 W. Meadow Street, Leesburg, FL inside the Leesburg Armory Post!

— “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan has posted a blog on the WWE Universe site talking about his recent appearance at the Variety Club Telethon in Des Moines, Iowa. Click here to read the blog.

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