WWE – Cryme Tyme release details.

Cryme Tyme was fired by WWE after the 9/1 RAW house show. While we were aware some kind of backstage altercation with Cade & Murdoch was involved after the two teams’ match, details were sketchy until now.

Apparently, there was a problem laying out the match backstage, and a comment was made clear by either Cade or Murdoch that whatever the problem, maybe it will be settled in the ring. Then during the actual bout, Jason Paul (JTG) found himself outside the ring for a regular spot they do, but ended up being counted out. One version of the story is that the tag champs told the ref ahead of time they were keeping JTG outside the ring as a rib because of the backstage chat before the match. However, Cryme Tyme ended up attacking the ref, and while they weren’t shooting, they were said to have gone too hard on him, even giving him the G9 (their double-team finishing move) which didn’t sit well with anyone as the ref wasn’t a wrestler, nor was he trained to take bumps and could have ended up seriously hurt. They took his belt off and threw it into the stands. Keep in mind none of this was scripted or planned.

Apparently, the scuffle continued backstage, as Cryme Tyme belittled the ref to the point it created a scene and John Cena had to break it up and tell them to leave the guy alone. Then they yelled at Barry Windham who produced the match, as they felt he should take the blame for double-crossing them. Windham stood his ground and reported the ref did the count-out finish because it was simply a count-out situation and WWE refs are taught to react in real time to matches these days, so JTG shouldn’t have spent so much time outside the ring. Surely upon hearing all this, having in mind the firing mode he’s been in, Vince McMahon didn’t last long before he let the two go.

As we reported previous, Shad wrote after these events that WWE is a “family” and he knows he’ll be back some day.

Divas – What is Ariel up to?

For all you Ariel fans out there, she is advertising herself as a woman with 34DD breasts who men can pay for her to wrestle them.

WWE- Update on Ric Flair situation.

Flair quit after having his big retirement angle shot down numerous times. Austin was pissed that Flair wasn’t going to be at Mania this past year, and he came up with an idea to build to Flair’s retirement at Mania 24. Basically, Flair would lose a match, snap, and claim that the next time he lost he would retire. He would then go onto a winning streak that would cross over all three brands, with guys trying to be the guy to beat Flair, and Flair finally losing in a high profile match, possibly for a belt, at Mania, with him getting into the HOF the night before.

Vince was said to have loved the idea, and when pitching it he mentioned it was Austins, and the decisions were made to go ahead with the angle. That, obviously, never happened, and that initially pissed flair off. Once he was moved to Smackdown, the idea was to push him as the Babe Ruth of Wrestling, but that never happened either. The retirement angle was, again, brought up, but never moved on. Flair was also pissed about being left off the Columbia SC taping, because he could have been the second most over guy there, and also about losing clean to Finlay. Also, Flair was upset with Triple H saying that Flair can’t beat top guys at his age because it is a credibility issue.

Flair is said to be content with staying away and getting his finance business off the ground. Vince is pissed because Flair owes him money from when Vince helped him with the IRS and his court charges.

WWE – King Booker quits!

Dave Meltzer reports that Robert Huffman (King Booker) quit WWE when he was told that he was to be suspended for 60 days, as a punishment to the Signature Pharmacy bust. He was believed to have failed a Wellness Program test before, hence the 60 days suspension instead of 30.

While WWE is still trying to negotiate Huffman’s staying with them, they’re going on under the impression he’s done. The two sides had been having troubles recently, with a major setback being John Laurinaitis’ call to go with Florida for a developmental territory – where WWE would start from scratch – instead of going with Booker’s already established PWA, which WWE had been loaning wrestlers to. After they made the call to stop that, Booker went to his friends at TNA and booked them for his shows instead, which didn’t sit so well with anyone backstage, but they couldn’t say much having pulled WWE talent from PWA.

Booker is pretty much set financially and has wanted out of wrestling for a while. At age 42, he’s accomplished a lot, and thanks to his hip hop store doing well in Houston, and his two wrestling schools up and running, there’s really no need for him to stick around.