– WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin immediately headed to Brazil following WrestleMania XXV to begin shooting The Expendables movie starring Sylvester Stallone and a number of action stars. The six-time WWE Champion was said to be in good spirits throughout WrestleMania weekend and spent a lot of time catching up with old friends and present-day stars.
– Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America drew a 0.88 cable rating, slightly down from last week’s 0.90 figure.
– The wrestlers most likely to be called up to the main WWE roster from Florida Championship Wrestling are DH Smith, Eric Escobar (a.k.a. Eric Perez), Sheamus O’Shaunessy, and Drew McIntyre. We haven’t heard anything on anyone else.
Smith is said to be an especially strong mat wrestler who has improved tremendously since the last time he was seen in WWE. WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis has pegged the second generation wrestler as a blue chip prospect and future main eventer for at least two years now.
Meanwhile, there is ongoing concern on the attitude of Escobar, who has worked some recent WWE house show tours. He’s had a reputation for being a headcase since he was teaming with RAW wrestler Primo in developmental, and he still carries that stigma to this day.