Lots Of Backstage News & Notes From The ECW/SD! Tapings

Ryan Clark

Former NWA World Tag Team Champions Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens, known as The Naturals in TNA, worked tonight’s SmackDown taping from Biloxi, Mississippi in a match against Big Show which will air on SmackDown. The match was a handicap match that featured Douglas, Stevens, and a wrestler known as Luke Hawks. The WWE status of Douglas and Stevens is not currently known, however, they were backstage at RAW in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Last Friday’s edition of WWE SmackDown ended up doing a FINAL 2.6 broadcast rating.

It was announced on this weeks edition of ECW on Sci-Fi from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi that Mark Henry, The Great Khali, Big Daddy V, and Kane will be part of the 24-Man Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXIV which will determine the number one contender for the ECW Championship. The winner will get an ECW Championship shot against Chavo Guerrero at WrestleMania XXIV.

Eddie Graham has been announced as the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. He will be inducted by Dusty Rhodes. Other notable inductees announced include The Brisco Brothers, Jack and Jerry, Ric Flair, Peter Maivia, Rocky Johnson, and Mae Young. The 2008 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place the night before WrestleMania XXIV on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.

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