Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Vladimir Kozlov is said to be “on the bubble.” His contract is a lot higher than the typical developmental contract because Jerry Jarrett cut a good deal for him when he signed with WWE. He was being groomed for superstardom and then Vince McMahon was told that he wasn’t close to being ready to wrestling in WWE, and then he threw a fit about it.
John Cena’s reign has gone on so long that he is now in sixth place for most time spent as WWE Champion. Those ahead of Cena are Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Pedro Morales, Triple H, and Bob Backlund. He recently passed Bret Hart on the list. Providing that he doesn’t lose the title at any point this year, he’ll surpass Triple H’s seemingly endless “Reign of Doom” at around the end of the year.