2009 was a rather hectic year in WWE, with backstage fights, backstage politics, firings and so forth. It was a year full of huge news stories, including Rey Mysterio's controversial 60-day suspension for his second violation of the wellness policy, Jeff Hardy's sensational drug bust arrest and the death of Edward 'Umaga' Fatu.
2010 had its share of big stories, too, what with the return of Bret Hart to WWE television (after a thirteen year absence), Shawn Michaels' retirement and Daniel Bryan's bizarre firing for choking Justin Roberts with his own tie during the Nexus' debut angle. A little-known guy called Seth Rollins reported for duty in WWE Developmental FCW.
As there are always is in the weird and wacky world of WWE, there were some stories that were either ignored, not reported on or have otherwise been forgotten about in the years since. These days, if Vince McMahon farts it's reported online or in the wrestling press, but things were a little more secretive as recently as 2010.
So let's take a look at some news stories that might not have made it your way five years ago. Here are ten things you (probably) didn't know about WWE in 2010.