Monday, March 23, 2009
Two Divas Pulled from WrestleMania 25-Diva Battle Royal
During Saturday night's replay of Raw on the Universal HD channel, the graphic promoting the 25-Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXV was shown once again, but with two WWE Divas removed. The two Divas removed from the original graphic shown on Monday were Gail Kim and Candice Michelle. Regarding Gail Kim, she will likely be appearing in the match anyway, however, she has yet to make her official return to the ring. Kim will be making her television return to the company on this week's edition of SmackDown, which was taped this past Tuesday. This definitely looks to be a flub on WWE's part. As far as Candice Michelle is concerned, it appears as though that she has been pulled from the match altogether, and will be missing WrestleMania for the second year in a row due to injury. Candice has been sitting on the sidelines the past few weeks due to an ankle injury she suffered during a recent training session. According to the Raw script sheet leaked a few weeks ago, Candice was scheduled to be cleared from her injury this past Wednesday. Considering her image was removed from the graphic, it looks like her injury has not completely healed and company officials have called off plans on featuring the former Playboy cover girl in the match. As a result of Candice's apparent removal from the match, this opens up an extra spot for another WWE Diva from the past to appear.
Credit: Wrestling Inc.com