News on Lita & WrestleMania, Vince’s View on Christian, Lilian, More

– Former WWE Diva Amy “Lita” Dumas has absolutely no plans to appear at WrestleMania XXV. She’s personally e-mailed fans that have contacted her via The Luchagor’s official Myspace page, saying the only thing she’s scheduled to do during WrestleMania weekend is appear at Booker T’s Legends of Wrestling Fanfest charity event on April 3rd. She also plugged her shows in Austin, Texas over the next few weeks, saying they’re free of charge. Dumas is still listed on, so as long her name is there, she won’t be appearing at WrestleMania. Talent taking part in WWE’s festivities during WrestleMania weekend are prohibited from appearing at Booker T’s event.

– Lilian Garcia will be singing “God Bless America” tonight at the Big East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden in New York City. Lilian is scheduled to sing before the second semifinal matchup at 9:00 p.m. ET.

– The new WWE Encyclopedia released this past week by DK Publishing actually features a half-page profile (and photo) on Chris Benoit. There is no mention made of his death or murdering incident. The bio concludes with him losing the World Heavyweight Championship in 2004 and the following note: “but he was still a contender for major titles.”

– Vince McMahon isn’t a big fan of ECW wrestler Christian, according to one former WWE employee. It’s no secret that the WWE chairman doesn’t view him as a “star.”

“He cares more about the doormat at his house than Christian,” said the former employee. “I don’t understand why you re-up with the guy and then don’t do anything with him.”

In another Christian note, he told friends TNA’s final offer to him was a five-year deal worth $2.5 million for a certain number of dates per year. However, one company source disputes the contract offer as Christian would have jumped at it. The two time NWA World Heavyweight Champion made it clear to TNA president Dixie Carter that his lack of faith in the creative team was a big reason for his departure from the organization.