It appears that WWE might have silently changed their policy on inducting performers who are dead into their hall of fame. The latest announcement has the Big Boss Man being honored during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. The man legally known as Ray Traylor passed away in 2004. World Wrestling Entertainment is also honoring Buddy Roberts and Terry Gordy. Generally, the company tries to keep posthumous inductions to a minimum.
March 7, 2016
When the official announcement was initially made, many were under the belief that WWE would have Ric Flair inducting Sting into their hall of fame at Wrestlemania 32 weekend. It made a lot of sense on several levels. For starters, the two of them had one of the greatest rivalries in the history of professional wrestling. Flair helped put Sting on the map. The move also makes sense because Flair is a great talker and is still popular with fans.
March 4, 2016
If you're concerned that Dwayne Johnson does not have enough money in the bank, then rest easy. Actor Vin Diesel has officially announced that the final two installments of the wildly popular Fast & Furious series will hit theaters in 2019 and 2021 respectively. While Johnson was not officially part of the announcement, it is highly unlikely that he would not be a part of the two films, as his character is still one of the centerpieces.
February 4, 2016
Earlier today, WWE issued an official announcement about the death of Iron Mike Sharpe at the age of 64. No cause of death has been reported at this point in time. Billing himself as the greatest athlete from Canada, Sharpe spent time in both the NWA and WWF, where he was memorably a jobber on the weekly television shows. Iron Mike spent some time training wrestlers after his retirement. His students include Charlie Haas.
January 18, 2016
For those that missed Monday Night Raw, Vince McMahon made a shocking announcement at the end of the episode when he informed Roman Reigns that he would be defending the WWE Heavyweight Championship during the actual Royal Rumble match. The belief is that this will be a good way to take the title off of Reigns and allow him to have his big moment at Wrestlemania when he regains the title.
January 5, 2016
Since the Minnesota Vikings are building a billion dollar stadium, there were rumors that Vince McMahon wanted to host Wrestlemania there in 2017. Rumors are now surfacing that the deal has fallen through. No word yet on what the roadblock is, but it does not mean that it will never happen at that stadium. WWE generally likes to have a location locked down a year before so they can make a big announcement.
December 23, 2015
Over the summer, ROH hired Matt Myers Jr to oversee their marketing and branding. Apparently, things did not work out. Myers is leaving the company after less than six months on the job. Joe Koff has yet to make an official announcement on the departure. It has long been felt that Ring of Honor has done a good job of marketing. Their excellent in ring product should have drawn in more fans by now.
November 12, 2015
This week, WWE was able to finalize legends contracts with Boogeyman, Superstar Billy Graham and Tatanka. They will not be the last announcements. Management is said to be working out quite a bit more of deals. The company likes these deals because they are not overly expensive, and it gives them access to more performers for public appearances. Plus, merchandise can be made.
November 8, 2015