Chris Kelly sent this in:
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer very much believes the WWE creative team patterned Vickie Guerrero’s promo this past Monday on Raw after a promo indy worker Trina Michaels cut at a recent AWS show that ended up on YouTube.
Meltzer wrote the following in his recap for Monday’s episode of Raw: “The wording of this promo appeared to be taken from a 4/26 promo done by former porn star Trina Michaels on an AWS show in Los Angeles. The wording was slightly different because it was a different story, but so many of the phrases were identical and that it was so recent, on youtube, and the fact Michaels is friends with people in creative makes it extremely possible that’s where a lot of the promo was inspired from.”
Starting at the 1:45 mark, you can see video of the promo in question at the following link, not to mention Vickie’s promo on Hulu.com to see how similar they both are.
Trina herself commented on the situation on her MySpace account (http://www.myspace.com/katrina113), writing: “If they (WWE) did get the idea from my promo I take that as an honor. I always thought Vickie was awesome in her role. Now time for someone to fill that spot. Hmmmmm.”