There are a lot of figures thrown around during Wrestlemania week. Aside from the media eating that stuff up, WWE loves boasting about how big of a promotion that they are. Triple H revealed a very interesting number this week as well. He stated that over the course of the big week, the performers do almost 1000 media appearances to promote the pay per view. HHH talked about how difficult that is for his department to coordinate.
March 24, 2015
As expected of top stars, Daniel Bryan has been busy doing media appearances to help promote Wrestlemania. In a rather response, when asked who he would like to face at the big pay per view next year, Bryan mentioned Shinsuke Nakamura. The WWE star revealed that he used to be roommates with the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion when both of them were training at the Antonio Inoki dojo.
March 24, 2015
Melina has found life after WWE. She revealed during the podcast interview with Jim Ross that she returned to college. It is a move that is designed to hep her find a full time and long term career outside of professional wrestling. With that said, however, she still has some name value in the industry, so do not be surprised if she keeps making appearances at various conventions around the country. Fans still like to meet and take photos with her.
March 23, 2015
In case you still cannot see that the Ascension are being demoted greatly by WWE, then take a look at the Wrestlemania card. Management wanted to have four teams competing for the tag team championship. Since they are so unimpressed with Viktor and Konnor, they opted to push Los Matadores instead. Diego and Fernando have been rarely used over the last year. They only made sporadic appearances with El Torito.
March 21, 2015
A surprise appearances was made by Justin Roberts at the House of Hardcore event over the weekend, and the former announcer ripped into WWE, the company that recently released him after years of loyalty and service. He stated that the company was so cancerous that it caused him to lose his passion for wrestling. Roberts also noted that their product was the same thing over and over again. Backstage politics was another criticism he mentioned.
March 9, 2015
After failing to make a big splash in WWE, Manu has now decided to transition from being just a wrestler to being a wrestling promoter. The man who is legally known as Afa Anoa'i Jr has announced that he is starting his own promotion called Battlefield Pro Wrestling, which will be based primarily out of Pennsylvania, a state that is still rather passionate about the industry. Several family members are expected to cameo appearances eventually.
March 7, 2015
Do not expect to see much of Jack Swagger on television or live events this week. That is because WWE is sending him over to London to do some promotional work for the company. A tour is taking place next month with a dozen shows already scheduled. Swagger will do various media appearances to hype up the fans. Management usually sends guys who are not pivotal to their television stories on these promotional tours.
March 3, 2015
When Melina was released by WWE back in 2011, it was natural for fans to wonder about what the future holds for her. Aside from making sporadic appearances on the independent wrestling circuit, she has largely been absent from the mainstream scene. Some wondered if she would sink so low as to resort to taking nude photos of herself to make money. To her credit, she has not done such things, unlike other stars who are selling naked Skype calls.
March 1, 2015
Now that he has been freed from his contract with WWE, Rey Mysterio is looking forward to getting back in the ring. Since the company paid him to sit at home, the masked performer is said to be in good health again. With so many options out there, Mysterio is going to have a tough time choosing. His first stop, however, should be an easy choice. AAA will more than likely bring in Mysterio for a couple of special appearances very soon.
February 26, 2015
While the company has not made an official announcement yet, you can bet the farm that Hulk Hogan will more than likely be at Wrestlemania this week. At the very least, he will be around to do some signings and appearances during the week. WWE wants him to make an appearance at the pay per view as well, but as of right now, they have yet to come up with an idea for him because they are focused on building up the actual card first.
February 26, 2015