It was announced today by WWE that Mickie James, Katie Lea Burchill, Shelton Benjamin, Kung Fu Naki, Slam Master J and Jimmy Wang Yang were released. I'm pretty devastated about Mickie being released as I'm sure a lot of you can understand. I'll write more at a later date, but for now let me just say that we have become friends and we'll still be friends. And knowing her, she'll have her chin up and press on with her country music career. She'll be successful at whatever she wants to do in her life because that's the kind of person she is. It's just weird knowing she won't be in WWE anymore. I don't know what to say except that I think it's WWE's loss. As for the others, I really like Benjamin as a performer. They never seemed like they wanted to really push him, though, so his release was inevitable. The other talents were almost never used. They're not a surprise. Johnjohn@thejohnreport.net