Even though he has only been with WWE for less than a month, AJ Styles has already picked up some backstage heat. Even worse, the heat is with Vince McMahon himself. The CEO is upset with Styles because he signed a deal with a toy company prior to signing his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. This is the same company that signed Kevin Owens back when he was receiving his big push against John Cena last year.
February 4, 2016
After days of sitting back and watching his real life fiancee have her name dragged through the mud by the internet wrestling community, Rusev has finally decided to speak up. The former United States Heavyweight Champion took to social media to deny that Lana has new backstage heat in WWE. He stated that websites are making up lies about her, so fans should be smarter by ignoring those unfounded allegations.
February 1, 2016
Earlier in the month, Josh Bredl picked up a ton of backstage heat when he made comments about the Social Outcasts on social media. There is now talks that the Tough Enough winner might be placed into the Royal Rumble so that veteran WWE performers can punish him in the ring. World Wrestling Entertainment has done that before with Daniel Puder, who was released shortly after the in ring punishment took placed.
January 24, 2016
While having a discussion with Chris Jericho on his weekly podcast show, Talk is Jericho, JTG finally revealed what his name stood for. He stated that he felt he was "just too good". However, to prevent backstage heat from veteran performers and executives, he decided to tell people in WWE that the initials stood for "just too gangsta", which fits in with the Cryme Tyme gimmick that he had.
December 23, 2015
While doing a podcast interview with Ric Flair, Sting revealed that he used to have backstage heat with Lex Luger when the two of them first met. The reason for that was because they felt that the NWA was pitting them against one another. Luger and Sting were around the same age, and they were both gunning for the top spot in the promotion. They eventually bonded over bodybuilding.
December 11, 2015
During Monday Night Raw, Lana made her return and reunited with Rusev. When Ryback came out to cut a quick promo on them, the real life engaged couple were given a bit of a surprise. Management instructed the Big Guy to say the line about Dolph Ziggler going all the way without telling Rusev and Lana about it beforehand. This stems from the backstage heat towards the blonde bombshell.
December 1, 2015
Since she has nuclear backstage heat on her right now, WWE is still trying to figure out if they want to bring Lana back to television or not. The belief is that if she does get brought back, then management is going to turn her real life war of words with Paige into a story line so that they can try to convince fans that it was a work all along. Management is upset that their issues was taken to social media.
November 27, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that Lana could be making her return to Monday Night Raw this week, as the episode is being filmed in Nashville, where she recently purchased a new house with Rusev. The blonde bombshell was recently spotted at the performance center in Florida to prepare for her return. There is still talk that WWE has backstage heat towards Lana.
November 23, 2015
Apparently, there is some backstage heat towards Ric Flair, mostly from the older performers in the business. When Nick Bockwinkel died, very few details were revealed. That turned out to be on purpose because the family asked their friends to keep things out of the public. Prior to Bockwinkel dying, Flair had casually mentioned that he was having some issues with his health.
November 20, 2015
It appears that the social media war of words between Lana and Paige is actually a legitimate thing. The former has accused the latter of bullying her while the two of them were both in NXT. Summer Rae has publicly defended Paige and dismissed the notion. Interestingly enough, WWE appears to be siding with the Pale Princess as well, as management is said to have backstage heat towards Lana over the incident.
November 19, 2015