Alex is first seen when he saves Shannon, Selina Roberts ( Tempany Deckert ), Damian Roberts ( Matt Doran ) from a gang of thugs who harass them. Alex makes his intentions clear towards Shannon who is resistant towards him at first, due to being abused as a child but the pair discover they have a similar artistic temperament as he is a painter and she is a writer. Alex moves in with Shane Parrish ( Dieter Brummer ) who he attended night classes with and his wife Angel ( Melissa George ). Shannon is uneasy with this arrangement as she made a play for Shane several months earlier. However, Alex is able to mend things and persuades them to rehire Shannon as a babysitter.
In January 2003, Hardy briefly turned into a heel (villain) after he attacked Van Dam and Shawn Michaels .    It ended a month later when he saved Stacy Keibler from an attack by then-villain, Christian .  In February, he had a brief program with Michaels, which saw the two team up.   Then, in storyline, Hardy began dating Trish Stratus after saving her from Steven Richards and Victoria in March.  Hardy and Stratus had a brief on-screen relationship that saw the duo talking backstage and teaming together in matches. Hardy competed in his final match (his first departure) against The Rock and lost.   Hardy was released from WWE on April 22, 2003.   The reasons given for the release were Hardy's erratic behavior, drug use, refusal to go to rehab, deteriorating ring performance, as well as constant tardiness and no-showing events.   Hardy also cites "burn out" and the need for time off as reasons for leaving WWE. 
Arnold was asked by the California Republican party in March 2001 to run for governor. Arnold debated the position for some time, but in an interview with Esquire Magazine in July 2003, he said: “Yes, I would love to be governor of California … If the state needs me, and if there’s no one I think is better, then I will run.” At the time, then governor Gray Davis received a petition to recall as the Democratic governor, a ballot was passed on July 24th. Schwarzenegger was just wrapping up a promotional tour for