Source – Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— Chris Mordetzsky (a/k/a Chris Masters) was released from World Wrestling Entertainment on November 8th. This was just days after being informed of his 60-day suspension stemming from his second wellness policy violation. His ring name, Chris Masters, was given to him by Jim Cornette while he was working in Ohio Valley Wrestling (under a WWE developmental contract). Therefore he cannot take the name with him. He is currently accepting independent bookings under his real name.
— Gregory Helms’ rehab following his neck surgery isn’t going as well as expected. His neck is healing fine, but he has significant nerve damage that has been very slow to recover. One of his arms is still completely numb. Right now, there is no timetable for his return.