Original Mayweather/’Mania Plans, Austin, Flair, Rock, Angle

Ryan Clark

Hornswoggle joins the likes of Bill Goldberg, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair and Steve Austin by winning Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Rookie Of The Year for the year 2007. He beat out the DiBiase brothers and Ring of Honor wrestler Pelle Primeau in the voting. Hornswoggle actually started his wrestling career in 2005 for the NWA Wisconsin promotion under the name “Shortstack,” where he won their X Division Championship.

According to an article in The National Ledger, WWE’s original WrestleMania plans called for Floyd Mayweather to play heel and team up with MVP to take on Rey Mysterio and a partner. It now looks like the match will be Rey & Mayweather vs. Big Show & Shane McMahon. Speaking of Shane McMahon, according to the article, Mayweather’s deal was arranged by him after several months of negotiating.

After partying at the Playboy mansion last week with fellow WWE Diva Ashley Massaro, her storyline beau, Santino Marella, confronted her about it. Visit WWE’s website to see WWE.com’s exclusive video of Marella confronting Maria. Tonight on Raw, Maria must make her decision; it’s either Marella, or posing for Playboy.

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