On WWE.com under the RAW superstars section, Shelton Benjamin’s picture has been replaced with an ad for an upcoming video game, Geist. While this may not seem important at all, many people have speculated this to be a rib of some sort. Shelton Benjamin is well known backstage as being a video game connoisseur and he has won the video game challenges at the last two Wrestlemanias in the locker room. Until recently, Benjamin always played video games backstage at RAW, but WWE has since banned video games from the backstage which may have upset Benjamin. Ribs are very common in this business and that may just be some good old fashioned wrestling humor for you, albeit a bit under the radar.
Also on WWE.com, there is a new video package of Matt Striker in a classroom setting where he talks about his recent situation with the New York board of education as well as going off about schools, students, and parents across America. As foreshadowed by the high amount of reference to his situation, WWE is playing off the media frenzy that Striker got over losing his job and using it to put him into a Dean Douglas gimmick that Striker is actually quite comfortable with. There are no plans for him to be used on RAW in any major point as of right now and WWE wants to see how he does on Heat and House Shows before pushing him up the ladder.
Finally, new “episodes” of JBL’s opinion show and Cena’s 5 questions with the champ are up. Cena talks about Rock, Austin, Triple H, and more on the mike, wanting to beat up Vince McMahon, Kurt Angle’s mouthpiece hurting the WWE, and more. JBL, on the other hand, talks about lawsuits over football arena backpack checks, Paris Hilton & Madonna, Ted Kennedy, and more USA news that bothers him.