– As noted earlier, Shawn Michaels is sounding like he is ready to leave full time competition after next year’s WrestleMania. Word is that Shawn wants to spend more time with his sons as they grow up. WWE will likely offer him a great deal for a limited work schedule if he starts to make noise about leaving because it’s not like they really have someone who can fully take his place.
– Apparently some media workers in WWE tried floating a story to the UK media during WrestleMania week that Hornswoggle and Stacy Keibler were a couple. No word if WWE tried doing this because Stacy wouldn’t work the WrestleMania battle royal or what. We didn’t see the story printed anywhere that week but do know that several different media outlets called around to see if the story was true.
– As of the end of February, WWE’s online merchandise orders were down 14.6% from the first two months of 2008. DVD shippings were down 9.4%. In February, WWE’s website saw 13.9 million visitors, which is up from the numbers from the last four months of 2008. For the first two months of 2009, WWE’s shop website has averaged 627 orders per day. The 2008 average was 756 and in 2007 during the same period, it was 911.