Smackdown! Rating, New WWE Books, WWE Releases Candido Statement

-- WWE will be releasing new books about Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero, and Kane in the UK in the coming months. The Kane book will center around the Kane character and its past, rather than about Glen Jacobs the person.

-- Smackdown! this week scored a 3.2 overnight rating. The final number should be released later today.

-- posted the following about Chris Candido's death:

Chris Candido passes away - 1972-2005
April 29, 2005

World Wrestling Entertainment is saddened by the passing of Chris Candido.

Chris appeared in WWE as Skip of the Bodydonnas in the mid 1990s. He also competed for ECW and WCW, and held both the WWE and ECW World Tag Team titles and the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. He was an amazing athlete and a gifted performer, and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends.