Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Shawn Michaels recently signed a 5-year contract for $1.5 million per year which shocked a lot of people, including Michaels himself. Michaels never thought he’d get an offer like that and while he had been planning on slowing down his schedule very soon, the deal offered to him changed his mind.
For Unforgiven, the main event is all but confirmed to be Edge Vs. John Cena for the title in a TLC match. The idea currently is that Cena will win the title at Summerslam in his hometown, but Edge will then win it back the next month in his hometown and in his specialty match. The feud is currently planned to end around Survivor Series time with Edge being scheduled to be champion afterwards, but things change rapidly in WWE so it is not written in stone.
Speaking of Unforgiven, Trish Stratus is currently being written off RAW and will have her blow-off match at the Unforigven PPV in her hometown of Toronto.
Lita may finish her WWE run as late as November with September being the earliest. She has left the door open to a possible return down the line.
There was an apparent pitch a few months ago to do a scientology angle/gimmick with MNM, which was abandoned due to the split. No word on if it is in store for Johnny Nitro in the future.
Chris Jericho will be featured on Fox’s new reality show, “Celebrity Duets,” that debuts on the 29th. The premise is like “Dancing With The Stars” where celebrities will be matched up with music stars. Michael Bolton. Clint Black, Chaka Khan, and Cyndi Lauper will all be on the show.
Since his wrestling career is now over and he is just working as an announcer one-two days a week, JBL is now working as an investment banker in New York.
Shawn Osborne of Arizona’s Impact Zone Wrestling signed a developmental deal and will be reporting to Ohio Valley Wrestling.