— It has been confirmed that Hollywood actor, writer and producer Freddie Prinze, Jr. has parted ways with World Wrestling Entertainment. Prinze had been working under Michael Hayes on the creative team for SmackDown.
Internally, Prinze’s departure from the company is not being seen as much of a surprise as he had attended very few television tapings in recent weeks. One wrestler said he hadn’t noticed Prinze at a television taping in about two months.
We never got any feedback on how Prinze was doing on the creative team, but he was well liked by the wrestlers since he is such a huge fan of the industry.
The actor joined the company last July after attending several major WWE events in the years prior.
— The USA Network will air a 1-hour version of the WWE 2009 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 4th at 10 PM (ET) and April 5th at 1 AM (ET). Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide. (Thanks to Devin Cutting)
— As reported earlier, Chris Jericho was scheduled to make an appearance on the syndicated talk show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, last Monday. According to WWE.com, his appearance on the program will actually air this coming Monday. The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion will be discussing the “25 Anniversary of WrestleMania” as well as Raw.
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