WWE – Rey Mysterio’s return.

According to The Save Mart Center’s website, Rey Mysterio is being advertised as a guest on MVP’s “VIP Lounge” for the WWE Smackdown/ECW taping on June 7 in Fresno, California. We reported last week that Mysterio, along with Great Khali, have been advertised for upcoming House Shows in July as well.

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Kelly Kelly Boxing Pictures Part 1.

Kelly Kelly

Smackdown taping results for May 23, 2008.

SmackDown: (Airing This Friday)
* Vickie Guerrero comes out. I am told by our correspondent that she is drawing so much heat that he is unable to hear what she is saying. Finally she is able to get out that The Undertaker will take on Edge at One Night Stand in a TLC match. If The Undertaker loses he will be fired.

* Deuce & Domino w/Maryse b. Jesse & Festus w/Cherry

Theodore Long in the VIP Lounge. Batista comes out and destroys the set.

* Finlay b. Chuck Palumbo

* Batista b. MVP

* Vladimir Kozlov b. Nunzio
According to our correspondent Nunzio got “fed” to Kozlov.

* Kofi Kingston & Matt Hardy b. Elijah Burke & Shelton Benjamin
Kofi pins Shelton for the win.

* The Undertaker & Kane b. Edge & Chavo Guerrero
Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins come running out but Kane makes the save. Undertaker and Kane leave to a standing ovation.

Wanted news.

New Wanted trailer here:

and interview with Mark Millar here, at Bob Mitchell’s site.

Daily Comics News.

Two columns are up about the high price of comics. Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter fires the first shot.  Greg Burgas at Comics Should Be Good lays down some cover fire.  Excellent points made by both men, but I wonder if we can’t take it a bit farther.  What if Marvel, DC, all of the companies really, took a page from Shonen Jump.  Publish a massive tome of comics every month in black and white on cheap paper.  Even $10 a month for this would be more than a deal compared to the current price of $3 each.  Then, add colors and good paper for the inevitable graphic novel collections.

Supermax script:

We got an email pointing out Latino Review’s spoiler filled coverage which outlines the entire story and talks turkey about characters, including The Icicle, The Floronic Man, Count Vertigo, Pied Piper, Blockbuster, Merlyn and even some big names like Joker, Riddler and Lex Luthor.

Batman: Gotham After Midnight #1 has an excellent preview over at Newsarama.

Also at Newsarama, a look at Young Avengers Presents: Hawkeye, The Last Defenders, The Man with No Name, and a preview of the Mortal Kombat vs DC universe game.

WWE – Regal banned for two months

from The Sun (thesun.co.uk)

BRITAIN’S top wrestler has been suspended by the WWE for a SECOND drugs violation.

William Regal will be banned for two months and faces the sack if he gets caught out once more.

The WWE released a statement saying: “In accordance with its Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy, WWE has suspended Darren Matthews (William Regal) for 60 days for his second violation of the company’s policy.”

The test failure will be a huge blow for Regal, who was enjoying his most prominent role in years.

He recently won the prestigious King Of The Ring tournament and had a high profile on television as general manager of the company’s flagship Raw show.

The star, who has just turned 40, was also bidding to become Britain’s first ever WWE world champion telling The Sun: “I want people to get a chance to see me wrestle the top fellas and have some big time matches.”

It is not known what drugs Regal was taking.

His first suspension came last summer after he was caught buying anabolic steroids, Growth Hormone and a drug to counter their side-effects over the Internet and without a prescription.

William had previously claimed in his autobiography and numerous interviews that he hadn’t touched steroids since “dabbling” in his early 20s and certainly never while in the WWE.

The suspension of a top star shows how seriously the firm are taking the issue of steroid and painkiller abuse.

Boss Vince McMahon even recently replaced his testing company for not being strict enough and ordered that his wrestlers now give their urine samples completely naked and in front of a monitor.

The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer confirms: “They have a new crew of monitors and the rule now is you have to be nude ‘from your ankles to your nipples’ and be watched when you pee.”

WWE – Rumored main event for One Night Stand.

Credit: Dave Meltzer

The plan was to announce a TLC match with Edge vs. Undertaker at tonight’s tapings for One Night Stand. As with all WWE plans, until it happens, it hasn’t happened. There is already advertising out with that match listed.