Now that he is a huge star, Hollywood is constantly seeking out The Rock to make various appearances. The producers of the Oscars want a piece of the action as well, so they decided to contact the former WWE Heavyweight Champion and convince him to be a presenter of an award during the show. Since it is good for his public profile, Rock agreed to do it. Eva Marie is also scheduled for the event, but there is no word on what her involvement will be.
February 20, 2015
While he is extremely unlikely to be announced as a part of the class this year, Natalya hopes that WWE ends up inducting her father into the hall of fame someday. She feels that Jim Neidhart has accomplished enough in professional wrestling to merit that award. The Total Divas star even suggested that if management did not want to induct him as an individual, then they can induct him with Bret Hart as the Hart Foundation.
February 11, 2015
After his stint as the world heavyweight champion ended, many wondered if Austin Aries would be given another main event push by TNA. The answer to that was given on Impact Wrestling last night. Aries was awarded a shot at the title, thanks to a Feast or Fired briefcase. It is being said that management wants to give him a big push, even if he does not end up capturing the championship that Bobby Lashley currently owns.
January 24, 2015
WWE announced to the world that Randy Savage was going to be inducted into their hall of fame during Wrestlemania weekend. They also stated that his on screen and off screen nemesis, Hulk Hogan, will be the one doing the induction. However, we do not know who will be accepting the actual award. While it would be simple to have Hogan doing it, there are talks that Lanny Poffo could be flown in for the weekend to do that part.
January 19, 2015
In a rather controversial move, Pro Wrestling Illustrated has revealed who they have chosen to as the Wrestler of the Year. Despite only working a handful of matches, Brock Lesnar was given the highly regarded honor. For quite some time now, many within the internet wrestling community have long harbored resentment towards the former UFC champion because he only works a part time schedule. This award might not sit too well with them.
January 8, 2015
About four decades ago, Ric Flair captured the rookie of the year award handed out by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. He went on to have a hall of fame career. His sons attempted to follow in the footsteps of their legendary father, but did not get nearly as far as they had hoped. However, it looks like his daughter might have the best shot at being a star. Charlotte has been named the rookie of the year by PWI magazine this year.
January 8, 2015
During the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, the injured Roman Reigns made a surprising appearance to accept a Slammy award. Fans noted that the usually robotic speaker was a lot more comfortable with his speech. Jim Ross, who has a pretty good track record of spotting and signing talent for WWE, noticed as well. The legendary commentator posted on social media that he felt that Reigns showed some subtle mannerisms that are similar to his cousin The Rock.
December 10, 2014