– As reported yesterday, WWE has parted ways with Travis “Tyson” Tomko, so his second stint with the company ended before he could even return to television. In an update on the story, he was actually released sometime within the last two weeks, so it was a very recent release. Previously, some believed he may have actually been released a few days after his first match back with the company in December, but it was never confirmed.
Tomko is the eleventh name to depart from the organization within the past four weeks, following Scotty Goldman, Manu, Freddie Prinze, Jr. (creative team writer), John Carle (creative team writer), Afa Anoa’i, Sr. (talent consultant), The Boogeyman, developmental wrestler Kaleb O’Neal, Ryan Braddock and Kizarny. Another creative team writer was let go alongside Carle two weeks ago, although we don’t have his name yet. WWE also recently parted ways with developmental female performer Saylor James (real name Catalina White), although it is unknown how long ago she was released.
– Recently departed WWE creative team writer Freddie Prinze, Jr. is set to star on ABC’s comedy pilot No Heroics, which revolves around four B-list superheroes living among us.
– Ric Flair’s 21-year-old son Reid (Richard Reid Fliehr) was arrested on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 11:06 p.m. in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina for Driving While Impaired. He was released after posting $1,000 bail. No other details regarding his arrest were released.
Fliehr was previously arrested on June 23, 2007 for assault and battery, but was released after posting bail.