Backstage News On WWE Release, WrestleMania 26 Announcement, Maria Kanellis

— One of the reasons for Scotty Goldman’s release from WWE last week was due to a botched spot in his match with Umaga, which aired on last Friday’s SmackDown.

Umaga was going to give Goldman his finisher, the Asiatic Spike, and he jumped to take the thumb as a bump and landed a bit awkwardly. It appeared as if Goldman was trying to sell the move a bit more dramatically, but he actually botched it as Umaga’s thumb missed hitting him.

Umaga pinned him as planned, and then made his way up the ramp. Vickie Guerrero then showed up and ordered the match to be restarted. Goldman took the move properly the second time.

There was heat on Goldman over having to do the match twice, reports www.prowrestling.NET.

It is unknown if the botched move was the official reason for his release from the company, but it definitely played a part.

Phoenix New Times has an article regarding yesterday’s official announcement on WrestleMania 26 heading to Phoenix. {WWE Officially Announces WrestleMania XXVI in Glendale}

— Today is SmackDown Diva Maria’s birthday. She turns 27 years old.

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