— Here is the updated TV Guide preview for this Friday’s 500th SmackDown episode spectacular: New, (TV-PG,V), The 500th episode celebration includes Shawn Michaels vs. Kane and Big Show vs. Edge. Plus MVP, Johnny Rodz and other stars of the series. Also, a look at SmackDown’s biggest fan, and what it’s like to be the ring announcer. (Pro Wrestling), (V=Moderate Violence).
— Candice Michelle should be cleared to return to the ring as of today. The former WWE Women’s Champion had a 3/18 date listed by her name on the Raw script sheet leaked two weeks ago, which indicates the day she was set to be cleared from her injury. She is advertised to take part in the 25-Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXV, so her return to the ring is in the works.
— Speaking of the leaked Raw script, here is the apparent pecking order for the Raw roster:
Babyface Raw Superstars: John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Shad, JTG, Jamie Noble, Goldust, Charlie Haas, Batista (injured)
Heel Raw Superstars: Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, John Bradshaw Layfield, Kane, Mike Knox, William Regal, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Santino Marella, Sim Snuka, Dolph Ziggler
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