Mickie James leaving TNA
June 9, 2015
While she remains on very good terms with the company, there are talks that Mickie James could end up not returning to TNA after she is done with her autograph sessions. The uncertainty does not stem from backstage heat or anything like that. Rather, it stems from her desire to stay home with her child more frequently.
Backstage heat on Kevin Owens
Rumors are floating around now that there is some resentment towards Kevin Owens from the other wrestlers on the roster. The developmental wrestlers have backstage heat with him because he was promoted ahead of them and very quickly. Some main roster guys are upset because he was given an immediate push, which WWE doesn't usually do.
Antonio Cesaro match censored
There might be a good amount of backstage heat coming towards Antonio Cesaro. During his match on Monday Night Raw with John Cena, Cesaro gave the middle finger to Cena, which immediately prompted the production crew to censor that particular segment by putting up a blank screen for a second or two.
Bill DeMott new job
While many were under the assumption that he might be done with professional wrestling forever, Bill DeMott has found a way to stay involved in the industry, and he picked up recognizable faces to help him out. DeMott, Mickie James and Brutus Magnus will be teaming up to host a camp where wrestling hopefuls get evaluated to see if they can make it in the business.
TNA releasing James Storm
In a rather shocking bit of news, James Storm has asked for his release from TNA, and the company has granted that to him. No word yet on why he made this decision, but there has not been any reports of backstage heat between the former world heavyweight champion and management. It might just be due to the fact that he has not received a push in a while.
Lucha Underground wrestlers upset
It looks like Shawn Hernandez might not be the last guy to leave Lucha Underground. Reports have surfaced that several of the performers backstage have grown rather frustrated with management for not providing them with updates on the status of the company. Some are under the belief that the promotion will be folding, as a second season has yet to be announced.
Rey Mysterio signs movie deal
Ever the businessman, Rey Mysterio has added a new source of income for himself and his family. The popular masked superstar has signed a deal with Paramount Pictures in Mexico, where he will film introductions that will be aired before the movie is shown in theaters. He has been linked to films such as Terminator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mission Impossible and Transformers.
Sabu bashes Big Show
It appears that we are not going to be seeing photos of Sabu and Big Show drinking beers together on social media anytime soon. The two of them apparently have backstage heat. The former ECW Heavyweight Champion posted a message accusing Show of snitching him out to management. The post has since been deleted.
Kane threatens Dwyane Wade
Being a die hard fan of the Miami Heat, it is understandable that Kane does not want Dwyane Wade, one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise, to leave via free agency this summer. In a playful manner, the longtime WWE star threatened to choke slam the NBA guard if he were to leave for another team.
Jarrett returns to TNA
A post on YouTube of an exclusive behind the scenes look at Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett making their return to TNA on the latest episode of Impact Wrestling. You also get a rare look at how things are backstage during the shows.
Austin Aries contract expiring
An interesting situation is shaping up backstage in TNA. At the end of this month, the contract for Austin Aries is set to expire. As of right now, no new deal has been announced. The belief is that Aries is still in negotiations with management. A lot of eyes are on the situation because it will be rather interesting if another veteran performer is allowed to leave.
Sam Shaw leaves TNA
The roster evaluation continues in TNA, and it loos like another performer has been allowed to leave the company. Sam Shaw revealed to his fans through social media that he was done with the promotion and is looking for opportunities elsewhere. While he was liked backstage, this is simply a matter of the front office wanting to go in a different direction.
Bret Hart blames Samoa Joe
Since management believed it to be a freak accident, there is no backstage heat on Samoa Joe for the neck injury that Tyson Kidd suffered. Bret Hart, however, has a different opinion. He stated that Joe is doing a finishing maneuver that is far too dangerous. Hart is also hoping that the Muscle Buster does not end up costing Kidd his career.
Vince McMahon hates sneezing
During a recent interview, Jim Ross revealed something very hilarious about Vince McMahon. The longtime commentator stated that McMahon hates things that he cannot control. That is why he hates sneezing. That little tidbit has been a source of humor for those backstage in WWE for several years now.
Dolph Ziggler leaving soon
Earlier in the year, rumors popped up that Dolph Ziggler was going to leave WWE when his contract expired sometimes in 2015. The speculation is heating up again because Court Bauer, a former writer in the company, addressed the story. He stated that Ziggler could be following in the same path that John Morrison took. Morrison allowed his deal to expire because he was not getting a push.
Cameron skimpy bikini
A post on Instagram of Cameron wearing a bikini so skimpy that she might end up getting backstage heat from management. WWE generally prefers that their female performers not show as much as skin as she is showing her.
CM Punk on Dusty Rhodes
During a recent interview, CM Punk revealed that Dusty Rhodes was not one of the people that he had backstage heat with in WWE. In fact, the former world heavyweight champion revealed that they actually had a really good relationship. Even when he left the company, Rhodes would still send personal text messages to him.
Seth Rollins turning face
There are those within WWE that are against the idea of doing a face turn for Seth Rollins. Some feel that it is much too soon for something like that. His run as a heel is still at a high level, and they can milk that a bit longer. Others feel that his character is so hated because he cheats to win that fans might not embrace him immediately.
HHH vs Rollins
The big idea being floated around backstage in WWE right now is to have Triple H and Seth Rollins headlining the show in the main event at Summerslam this year. The seeds were apparently planted at Money in the Bank when Rollins stated that he was the greatest world heavyweight champion of all time.
Backstage heat on Eva Marie
Some of you may already know this, but WWE has big plans for Eva Marie. That bit of news did not sit well with the other girls backstage. Eva is said to be not very well liked at all right now because of this. Some are jealous, while others believe that she does not deserve the chance. The entire situation will be featured on the upcoming season of Total Divas.
Miz and Ziggler with Kevin Love
A post on Twitter where it appears that Miz and Dolph Ziggler aren't just regular spectators at the Cleveland Cavaliers game. They're also backstage and taking photos with Kevin Love, the all star forward that was forced to sit out the NBA Finals because of an injury.
Mike Bennett on Tom Brady
A post on Instagram where Mike Bennett chooses a side in the Tom Brady debate. The New England Patriots quarterback has been accused of cheating by having the footballs deflated. Some are defending him, while others want to take away his accomplishments.
Backstage heat on Lita
There may be some backstage heat heading towards Lita soon. During a recent interview, she flat out stated that the divas division has gone downhill since she left WWE. That will not sit well with the female performers and certain members of management. Amy Dumas did praise the divas down in NXT, however, and said that they can turn things around.
Vickie Guerrero on Dusty Rhodes
A post on Instagram where Vickie Guerrero shares a fond memory of Dusty Rhodes, who passed away in Orlando early this morning. She stated that he was there backstage to greet her after she did her first promo in WWE. His response was not what she expected to hear at all.
Mickie James written off
When TNA did the train angle with Mickie James, they created a bit of controversy, but it got fans talking about their promotion. We now now why the company went that route. Mickie has some upcoming autograph sessions outside the company that were clashing with the Impact Wrestling taping schedule, so management accommodated her schedule.
Summer, Renee, Natalya and Jo Jo
A post on Instagram where Summer Rae, Renee Young, Natalya and Jo Jo take a quick selfie backstage before working a live event in Lafayette. The four gorgeous divas are standing so close to one another that it appears that they might be locked in a closet somewhere.