partial source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— Another fallout from the Benoit situation is that McMahon has banned any form of choke or strangulation move. If talent wants to use a choke move during one of their matches, they need to go to Vince or the road agents and ask for permission. The reason for the ban is that Vince feared new footage of choke spots would be used against the company in the media.
— WWE will be releasing a special divas magazine on 8/14. The magazine will feature Ashley, Kelly Kelly, Jillian, Kristal, Michelle McCool, Layla, Melina, Victoria and others. They did the shoot back in May when they were in Los Angeles. There’s a sneak preview of the magazine in the latest issue of WWE Magazine, which features Triple H on the cover.
— Shelly “Ariel” Martinez made her first wrestling appearance since her release from WWE at the 7/14 Full Contact Wrestling show in Los Angeles. She managed former WCW star Vampiro is his match against Jesus Aguilera. Her ring name was Vampira. This is what Martinez had to say on her MySpace blog regarding her appearance: “Last night FCW was nuts!!!! I had a ball. Vampiro won by DQ against Aaron “Jesus” Aguilera. These two beat each other to death. I don’t know how they were both standing. They went into the crowd and fought twice, there was a table involved, and damn Aguilera hit me off the apron and attacked Vampiro and me from behind after the match was over. I made my return with FCW under the name Vampira. Keep a look out for future shows where Vampira will be hanging around the ring with Vampiro.”
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