Backstage Y2J/Steph. News, RAW/SD!/ECW, Bret Hart

Ryan Clark

Stephanie McMahon gave the vibe at a recent TV taping that she was supportive of Chris Jericho.

Upcoming TV notes. The tribute to the troops will air on 12/24. Raw on 12/31 will be taped on 12/29 in Greensboro, NC, while ECW on 1/1 an Smackdown on 1/4 will be taped on 12/30 in Richmond, VA. There are no domestic house shows until 12/26.

It was reported on today’s Fox NFL pre-game show that the Green Bay Packers flew in Bret Favre’s idol, UFC champion Randy Couture. According to the source, Couture gave the Packers the pre-game speech, and will be at today’s Green Bay vs. Oakland NFL game.

VH-1’s “Celebrity Rehab” featuring Chyna and former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez is scheduled for a 10-week run, starting 1/10 @ 10PM ET.

Sean Waltman is receiving a lot of heat because he’s been arriving late to the bus to take him to the AAA shows, holding up the rest of the crew. The general feeling is that he’s too laid back in Mexico City. We previously reported that Waltman’s girlfriend Alicia Webb got heat for a missing a recent house show.

Aman Singh sent this in: I just came back from the Bret Hart book signing session that was held at Wal-Mart in Scarborough Ont. on Dec 8/07 at 11am. We arrived their at 8:30am to find around 20 people in front of us. By 10:45am the area was starting to get packed. Bret Hart arrived around 11:15am. The security made several announcements that “no other memorabillia or merchandise would be signed.”

We got our books signed by around 11:30am. When we were leaving the line-up had stretched over multiple isles. Bret was really nice he shook hands with everyone and gladly posed for pictures. He seemed happy to be there and was extremely nice. Also Jason Sensation made an appearance, he had everyone laughing with his Bret and Steve Austin impressions. While Bret was signing books Jason was in the crowd doing impressions of various wrestlers and calling out the Hitman, Bret was trying hard not to laugh. This was the best autograph session I have been to, well worth the wait.

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