– Former NFL player Shawne Merriman is downplaying reports that he participated in a multi-day tryout at the WWE Performance Center this past week. He tweeted on Friday:
“Cool enthusiasm about me wrestling but I just “visited” some friends at @WWE training facility that’s it”
– We noted before that Mattel executives were at the WWE Performance Center on Friday to get a private look at the NXT talents in action. WWE referee Jason Ayers revealed that Mattel also gave the WWE stars a look at the “nuts and bolts of the creative process for WWE toys.”
– The angle with The Great Khali, Natalya, Fandango and Summer Rae was done on last night’s SmackDown to put a spotlight on the Divas. Apparently they’re looking at giving more TV time to Summer Rae. Both Divas have been feuding on Twitter since last night’s show.