— As we reported previously, WWE had big plans of putting Kelly Kelly, Layla, and Brooke Adams in a Playboy to be released around WrestleMania time. When Brooke was released, the plans were scrapped. Brooke has recently spoke out through her MySpace web site stating that she will indeed still pose for an upcoming issue of Playboy. She is also rumored to be heading to TNA sometime soon.
— WWE was revealed as the tenth most searched term for the year on AOL.com today (the first was weather). The Chris Benoit tragedy was also listed as one of the most searched news items of the year.
— Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s cousin Tanoai Reed will be part of the case of the revived American Gladiators next month on NBC. (Source: PWInsider)
— WWE will be announcing a television deal with sistema Brasileiro de Televisao, a major network in Brazil this week. This is part of their expansion into South America. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter).