Backstage News On Freddie Prinze's Departure, A Night of Extreme, Rosa Mendes

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— As reported earlier, Freddie Prinze, Jr., star of such hits as To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, left his post as a member of World Wrestling Entertainment’s creative team this past week. He had been working underneath the tenured wing of SmackDown head writer Michael Hayes. It’s interesting to note that Prinze, Jr. actually tried quitting the company a few months ago, but was talked into staying part-time. He was in the loop on everything up until last week’s shows.

A few months ago, Stephanie McMahon had approached the She’s All That star about adding to his creative team duties and heading up a few new projects she had in mind. The buxom brunette even offered him a promotion and more money, but he politely declined, saying he was actually a few days away from handing in his notice to the company. Stephanie was caught off guard by his response, but talked him into staying part-time for a short period of time.

Prinze, Jr. was included on all script drafts sent via e-mail, although he had not traveled with the creative team in many weeks. If the Scooby-Doo star gave feedback to the e-mailed scripts, nobody was aware of it.

Prinze, Jr. helped WWE out with their apparent “Oscar” party last week, which was attended by a number of WWE stars as well as a slew of big Hollywood names including Gonzalo Menendez, Vicki Roberts, Corinne Kaplan, and Ferdinand Bare.

The feeling is that both sides hope to maintain some sort of a relationship, but he’s definitely out of creative.

— The formerly titled One Night Stand pay-per-view scheduled for Sunday, June 7, 2009 will now be titled “Night of Extreme.” The June pay-per-view was re-named “Extreme Rules” a few weeks back. (Thanks to Devin Cutting)

— WWE Diva Rosa Mendes now has an account on the WWE Universe website. The 2006 Diva Search contestant can be reached at fans.wwe.com/rosamendes. The profile features a funny in-character note from Mendes reading: “BETH PHOENIX’S NO. 1 FAN IS ON WWE UNIVERSE! ALL HAIL THE GLAMAZON!”

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