— Mark Henry & Bobby Lashley aren’t the only black wrestlers Michael Hayes has had racial incidents with. One source says Hayes has made similar comments to former WWE wrestler & current TNA star Booker T as well. In Lashley’s case, it was one of the reasons he decided to leave the company.
— Several wrestlers were in the running for the role of Santino Marella’s bodyguard, but Derby City Wrestling wrestler Al Barone got the nod and has been signed to a deal. Barone was scheduled to work a series of tryout matcheson this weekend’s Canadian swing, but that looks to be off now that he has a contract. For a long time, he worked under the current nickname of Raw wrestler D.H. Smith, “The Canadian Bulldog.” He has traveled all over the world, making stops in Mexico, the U.K., Japan, Puerto Rico, etc. His character is basically that of a “mob boss.” He cuts promos like one and wears an over-the-top costume, which kind of makes him come of as a cartoon character. Barone recently lost a “Loser Leaves Town” match in DCW, and headed back home to Chicago. Barone would tell people that he is friends with Marella and his dream was to make it to WWE and work as his bodyguard.
— Vince McMahon has been in one of his peculiar moods as of late, and he demanded a full re-write of Raw this past weekend. For the time being, it looks like the wacky booking will continue.
See Santino Marella’s jail mugshot from this morning