– John Cena is off this weekend’s slate of house shows because he’s doing the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice awards tomorrow night as a presenter.
– Live event business continues to look strong as this Sunday’s house show in Hidalgo, Texas is already sold out. Furthermore, next Monday’s television taping is expected to sellout. Ticket sales for next’s month’s European tour are also strong with the RAW and Smackdown television tapings in London both nearly sold out.
– As reported earlier, former WWE wrestler Mike Brendli (Mikey from the Spirit Squad) failed a drug test this past Saturday at an Ohio Valley Wrestling event in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The former WWE World Tag Team Champion tested positive for THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, and was suspended by the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority as a result. A spokesperson for the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority told The Sun: “The KBWA can confirm Mr. Brendli has been suspended, dating back to March 21, 2009. The KBWA board will be meeting next month to review the suspension and until that time, we cannot release the reasons behind the suspension.” Drug suspensions such as in this case have ranged from six months to one full year with fines up to $500. This past June, Brendli was released from his WWE contract following a Driving under the influence charge in Florida.