— Rey Mysterio, who has been sidelined since August due to knee surgery, is reportedly scheduled for this weekend’s Tribute to the Troops festivities. He won’t be wrestling, but is hoping to get back in action by WrestleMania in the spring.
— WWE Diva Kelly Kelly spoke with TampaBay.com to promote the Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at Jackson’s Bistro in Tampa, Florida this weekend. Kelly says she was looking at working for ESPN before WWE found her: “I was in my first year of college and wanted to be an anchorwoman for ESPN. I love sports and I had an athletic background. When I got the phone call from my agent who said, “The WWE called me and they are interested in you.” I was like, “Oh, my God,” because I used to watch it when I was younger. I said, “Okay, let’s try it.” They kicked my butt for a week. I was throwing up. I had bruises all over.”
— From the ‘Where are they now’ file: Gene Snitsky and Maria Kanellis are in New Mexico this week filming “Manos: The Search for Valley Lodge.” This is a sequel to one of the all-time worst movies ever made – “Manos: Hands of Fate.”
— WWE Classics On Demand has not aired recent advertised shows due to legal reasons, notably two episodes of Prime Time Wrestling from June 1989, a September 10, 1988 house show, as well as events emanating from Madison Square Garden.