— Matt Cappotelli has been released from his WWE contract. Cappotelli was the co-winner of Tough Enough III alongside John Hennigan (a.k.a. current WWE Superstar “John Morrison”). Cappotelli was developing his talent further in the WWE development territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, but was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December 2005, forcing him to step away from wrestling and relinquish his OVW Championship. The tumor was removed in May 2007 and he had hoped to return to the ring at some point.

Of the seven winners in the history of Tough Enough, only Hennigan remains under contract to WWE. Cappotelli’s departure from WWE follows Maven Huffman, Nidia Guenard, Linda “Shaniqua” Miles, Jackie Gayda and Daniel Puder as all of them have since been released from the company.

— In a separate note, has also confirmed the release of referee Mickie Henson.

— WWE Divas Champion Maryse made her return at last night’s double SmackDown taping in Omaha, Nebraska in a non-wrestling capacity. At a house show in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 28, Maryse dislocated her knee in a tag team match against The Bella Twins when one of the twins initiated a dropkick that landed on her kneecap. Fortunately, the injury was said to not be too serious.

— Former WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool has posted a brief blog on the WWE Universe site revealing the names of her “Styles Clash” finishing maneuver as well as the heel hook move she’s using. The heel hook is called the “MAD ‘T’ heel hook.” She’s calling the “Styles Clash” — which she performed last week on SmackDown — the “Faith Breaker.” McCool asked fans on her blog to suggest names for moves and these are the names she decided on. {And the winner is…..}

— The WWE site has finally moved Goldust’s profile from the WWE Alumni section to the Raw section.

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