– As noted earlier this week, former TNA star Alex Shelly is booked for the upcoming New Japan tour in September. DH Smith, Lance Hoyt (Vance Archer), Low Ki and Alex Koslov are also booked for the tour.
– HoyLosAngeles.com spoke to SmackDownring announcer Lilian Garcia, who recalled her unconventional route to WWE in 1999.
Garcia, who had not watched wrestling since she was a child and was an aspiring musician in the New York City area, was contacted by her agent toaudition for a television role with WWE. It was successful and she was soon offered a one-year contract to become the ring announcer of RAW. Garcia, however, would only commit to a two to three month trial run at first. After falling in love with WWE, she signed a one-year contract and “, here I am, (thirteen) years later,” Garcia says.
After ten consecutive years on the road, Garcia parted ways with WWE in September 2009. She explains,“I did not want to start a marriage with me traveling everywhere.”