– Following her release from World Wrestling Entertainment, former WWE Women’s champion Candice Michelle posted a message on her WWE Universe page thanking the WWE executives, divas and superstars for helping her during her five years with the company. She singled out John Cena in particular as being one of the people she was closest with. The blog was taken down shortly after it was posted.
– Paul Heyman has written a new column for the UK Sun titled, “Punk in Play.” Heyman offered his “most sincere compliments” to WWE on the way they’ve handled CM Punk’s character in recent weeks. Heyman writes:
“There are many reasons the proverbial glass ceiling in WWE is being shattered, at least for the moment, by the Straight Edge performer from Chicago, Illinois, but here’s one thing that can be stated as an “absolute”… the CM Punk character is “in play”, and WWE is offering its audience the opportunity to come along for the ride and have an emotional investment in a genuinely interesting character. ”
He goes in-depth talking about how the WWE landscape is changing, with top stars such as The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Batista and (soon) Jeff Hardy taking extended time off and the need for younger talent to step up. Heyman has had an eye on Punk for years, pegging him as a breakout star back in 2005 when both of them were working at WWE developmental. It’s a good read & you can check it out at TheSun.co.uk.