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Join Date: Jun 2008
Re: WWE: The TwoThousandAndEleven Diaries
Raw preview will be posted soon. Here's some news and notes for the time being.
I'd also like to thank the guys that reviewed Smackdown, I'll try and return some feedback but with school starting tomorrow I can't make any promises.
Following new last week that The Big Show, Kane and Mark Henry all retired the WWE has been struck by two more high profile wrestlers retiring from in-ring competition. Firstly, The Undertaker has been forced to retire due to niggling injuries that refused to heal, and doctors have advised him to not compete at all in the short term at least. He has been taken off the roster but if he is somehow miraculously cleared to wrestle in the future he would be up to return. Officials are expecting to let his current contract run until it expires, before deciding what to do then.
The other name is Triple H, who was also taken off the roster page. It was his own decision, as he decided he would rather stay with the creative side of things than return in-ring full time or even part time. He will continue to work with the company and may even make special appearances but for the time being, he will not appear on WWE programming.
Although neither HHH nor The Undertaker were wrestling full time, the WWE is currently worried about what will happen with the main event scene, especially come Wrestlemania time. They are searching for new stars to fill the voids of the many that have left these past few months so expect some newer or younger stars to be pushed up the card in coming months.
In injury news, John Morrison, Alicia Fox and Skip Sheffield have all fully recovered from their injuries and can now work full time. Johnny Curtis has suffered a broken jaw at a house show so he will be absent from Smackdown for a few months, hence his former partner Derrick Bateman finding a new partner in Trent Barreta this week. Layla also still has a few months until she is cleared to compete again, with experts saying that it would be wishful thinking to have her return before Summerslam, and even then is a stretch.