Backstage News: Booker/Jordan WM Match, Akebono’s Pay, Taker, ECW; More

Ryan Clark

Booker T vs Orlando Jordan for the US title has been discussed backstage recently as a possible addition to the Wrestlemania 21 card.

The WWE is rumored to be paying Akebono around 20 thousand dollars to work Wrestlemania 21 against the Big Show.

The Dirty Harry spoof commercials featuring the Undertaker did not air during the UK versions of this weeks Raw.

Balls Mahoney told several of his friends and family recently that he will be at the ECW One Night Stand PPV on June 12th.

For those of you in the Nashville, TN area, Smackdown will air this Sunday at 3 PM.

With all the talk of Spike TV ending negotiations to carry WWE programming past September 2005, WWE’s stock dropped down 2.29%.

Comcast has taken off the Wrestlemania Recall special, which heavily advertised Direct TV, from their On Demand programming and added a new item that shows the first 3 Wrestlemania 21 commercials: Forrest Gump with Eugene, Bravehart with Triple H and Ric Flair, and the Basic Instinct commercial with Stacy Keibler. The new package can be found right where the Wrestlemania Recall special was, which is in “Sports/Fitness” followed by clicking on “More Sports”.Al Snow will be appearing on 3/19 for the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters as part of a charity wrestling event titled Snow Day 2, which will benefit the Houghton Lake athletic program in Michigan.

Those working as JBL’s security during this weeks Smackdown were Sonjay Dutt, CW Anderson, Caprice Coleman, Sean Lei, and Prince Malik.

Just a reminder that this Tuesday night from 9-11EST, WrestleZone Radio with Ryan Clark and Matt Boone will return for it’s third week back! You all know it by now, we OWN Tuesday nights and this Tuesday, March 15th we’ll be bringing Jake ‘The Snake” Roberts LIVE on the air to talk about everything that has been going on in his life! We know you want more details and we’ve got them posted over at the official website of the show, Check it out today and we’ll see you this Tuesday night from 9-11EST for WrestleZone Radio!

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