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How TNA Is Stopping Alex Shelley & Ric Flair To WWE, Mark Henry's Health, Recent "Avalanche" In WWE, Wade Barrett's Return

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What is the status on Alex Shelley? Any news about him signing with WWE?

A judge has prevented WWE from hiring any worker that has been under TNA contract in the past sixty days through an injunction. This will prevent the company from signing either Alex Shelley or Ric Flair until it is lifted. TNA issued a statement on the ongoing litigation that you can read at this link.

What has happened to Mark Henry?

Mark Henry underwent shoulder surgery on May 15, 2012. He has provided a few updates in which he said he's the "healthiest he's been in 5 years" and told haters to "go to hell." For all things Mark Henry, check out his news tab here on

What is your opinion on the recent "avalanche" of WWE? Several suspensions, injuries and poor booking.

There has been a lot of "tough luck" for WWE in the past couple of months that has caused the company to scramble for backup plans, which can at least be viewed as a factor in the poor booking. Injuries are part of the business and while we've seen some weird circumstances surrounding suspensions, it's more the nature of the beast than anything else. My biggest reaction to the current "avalanche" is WWE is probably glad this is happening now and not during a more important time when competition is stiffer or Wrestlemania season is closer.

Do you have any updates on the return of Wade Barrett?

Wade Barrett has been quiet regarding the status of his dislocated elbow that required surgery. The initial report is he wouldn't be back until closer to SummerSlam but given the aforementioned "avalanche," some are wondering if he'll be rushed back. At this point it's anyone's guess but it would not be wise to rush him back too soon. Barrett has been doing some acting as he had a small role in the new Colin Farrell film that WWE Studios is co-financing.

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