sources: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, PWInsider.com
-- According to WWE sources, two cities are under consideration for the site of WrestleMania 25. Right now they are looking at the Astrodome in Houston Texas (site of WrestleMania 17 in 2001) and the Skydome in Toronto (site of WrestleMania VI in 1990 and WrestleMania 18 in 2002).
-- Chris Benoit matches may still be available on WWE 24/7 in some regions. Two people are saying that Charter Cable's WWE 24/7 update on Wednesday showed the Benoit match from Nitro that was edited out practically everywhere else. Here are their e-mails:
Michael Hicks sent in the following:
I read a post Wednesday that said that the Chris Benoit segment had been wiped off WWE 24/7. Well, I watched the Monday Night Wars on Wednesday evening, and the Benoit/Steve McMichael match against Jeff Jarett/Chavo Guerrero Jr. was indeed on there, as well a Kevin Sullivan match earlier in the show and post-match interviews for both where Benoit and Sullivan talked about their feud and upcoming pay-per-view in San Francisco.
Neither was edited out. This was on Charter Communications, FYI.
Joel Croyle sent in the following:
I saw on your site that people were stating that WWE 24/7 had edited the footage from the Monday Night Wars that featured Chris Benoit. I don't know about other cities but as far as Wisconsin goes, Charter Cable's DID NOT edit a thing. There is a conversation with Task Master directed at Benoit, there are comments made by Mike Tenay during the broadcast about Benoit. There is a match pitting Benoit/Mongo vs. Jarrett and Chavo and then The Four Horseman come out and do about a ten minute promo on all the stuff going on, the highlighted segment is about Benoit v Sullivan.
-- Due to the holiday, Raw ratings for this week have been delayed.