– Following the surprise retirement of Edge, it’s widely assumed in WWE that it’s only a matter of time before Alberto Del Rio is crowned the new World Heavyweight champion – and it will most likely happen at Extreme Rules when he faces Christian in a Ladder match for the vacant title.
WWE has had plans for Del Rio to win the title this year at the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 27, but scrapped those plans both times.
– Injured WWE star Dustin “Goldust” Rhodes has been backstage at WWE’s recent television tapings. Goldust has reportedly been trying to get a job as an agent behind the scenes.
– Former WWE star Chris Jericho appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night to promote his Undisputed book and his current run on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Of course the question came up of when Jericho will return to wrestling. He said that he’ll return when he feels stimulated to go back and can do something different than he’s done in his previous runs.
Regarding the Tonight Show appearance, Chris Jericho tweeted:
“Had the best time on The Tonight Show! Thx to @jayleno for adding me to the amazing list of guests that have been on over the last 50 yrs…”
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(Partial Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)