source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— Last Monday, Randy Orton claimed he re-broke his collarbone the day before in a motorcycle accident near his home (in High Ridge, Missouri). Orton claimed his motorcycle struck a curb after a car veered into his lane, causing him to swerve to widen his turn. Orton said he was thrown off the motorcycle and continued to roll 300 feet while unconscious. He landed in a ditch and believes he could have died had he not been wearing a helmet. He said his only injury was to his collarbone, which won’t require additional surgery. He will now be out of action an additional three months. Not to say that the motorcycle accident didn’t happen, but the entire ordeal does seem suspicious. Thus far, the St. Louis media has yet to report anything on the supposed accident. Secondly, the Missouri highway patrol has no record of responding to any accident involving the WWE Superstar, although they would likely only have to do with the highways. Some people asked the St. Louis police department about the apparent accident, but knew nothing about it when asked. Orton is based out High Ridge, a St. Louis suburb, which is in Jefferson County. Some people called the county sheriff’s department line, but it goes to a voice message and then says that the message box is full. Some neighboring jurisdictions that the St. Louis police suggested were also checked, and once again, nobody knew anything about the accident. A few days before the supposed accident, Orton was in the U.K. promoting SummerSlam and said he was two weeks away from returning to the ring.
— At last week’s Raw in Richmond, the talk among the wrestlers was that another half-dozen names were going to be let go. The talk turned out to be true as six performers on the main roster were let go the following Friday including Cherry, Stevie Richards, Rory McAllister, Robbie McAllister, Colin Delaney, and ECW referee Wes Adams.
— Regarding the release of ECW wrestler James Curtis on 8/8, he wasn’t well regarded by anyone in the company other than Dusty Rhodes, who liked his previous 70s territory wrestler look before he cut his hair. Once Rhodes stepped down from the booking team in March, that pretty much killed his chances in WWE. Curtis had been in developmental for quite some time and was only being used as a job guy in ECW. He had a brief foray on SmackDown in late 2006 in a tag team with Idol Stevens with Michelle McCool as their manager. In November of that year, McCool got really sick, which resulted in her being hospitalized. During her absence, both James and Stevens were sent back to Ohio Valley Wrestling and the team was never brought back to the main roster. Idol Stevens was released last August, and apparently hasn’t wrestled since. In the meantime, James formed a tag team with TNA also-ran Cassidy O’Reilly in OVW known as The James Boys. They won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championships on four occasions. Apparently, that didn’t mean much to WWE as O’Reilly was released in February. Reportedly, some people in creative felt they were “too Southern,” and they were never called up as a team. Now Curtis, as well as his two former tag team partners, are all unemployed.
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