In a rather interesting tidbit, Mark Henry revealed that he was ready to retire as an in ring performer back in 2013. The former world heavyweight champion was more than willing to remain with WWE in a backstage role. However, when he went to the headquarters and spoke with Vince McMahon, he was somehow convinced to sign another multiple year deal by the CEO.
October 8, 2015
As many of you already know, John Cena is expected to take some time away from WWE in the near future. That means that there will be an empty spot for someone on the roster to try to claim during his absence. It is being said that many backstage are pushing for Dean Ambrose to be given that chance. The one thing that might get in the way of that is that it might be too soon to do a rematch with Seth Rollins.
October 6, 2015
For the longest time, Lita stated that she did not want to make a full time return to WWE because she enjoyed her freedom. However, the former women's champion has changed her mind since she enjoyed working backstage so much. Reports have surfaced that Amy Dumas has signed on with the promotion for a full time job backstage. No details have been confirmed, but she could be working as a producer or in the creative department.
October 6, 2015
During the Bound For Glory pay per view on Sunday night, Shane Helms made his television return by entering the ring to congratulate Tigre Uno for retaining the TNA X Division Championship. The belief is that the front office is trying to set up a match between the two. The hope is that Helms will provide some credibility for the champion. In case you didn't know, Helms has been working backstage for the promotion for some time now.
October 5, 2015
There are a lot of negative things said by the internet wrestling community towards Lex Luger. A legendary performer that actually knew him and worked with him, however, has a different point of views. Stan Hansen acknowledges that he hears the criticism towards Luger. The Bad Man From Borger felt that Luger was a good worker in the ring. He also stated that he never encountered any attitude problems backstage.
October 4, 2015
Whenever television ratings go down, Vince McMahon and his paranoia go up. He is in that mood nowadays because his numbers have been declining at a rapid rate. There is a fear within WWE that if the ratings drop below 2.0, which is not that far off, then USA Network executives are going to come calling with some questions. At that point, McMahon is going to make life a living hell for the people who are around him backstage.
October 3, 2015
Rumors surfaced over the weekend that James Storm was in attendance at the NXT live event in Nashville. Some even go so far as to say that the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion was actually sitting in the front row. There were also those that said that Storm was watching from the backstage area. To clear up the rumor, he took to social media and let everyone know that he was a bar with his buddy.
October 3, 2015
When it comes to worthiness, there really should be no questions about the Fabulous Freebirds and their place in professional wrestling history. That's why many in WWE are pushing for them to be inducted when Wrestlemania takes place in Dallas, which is where they made the most impact on the industry. The only thing preventing it from being a surefire thing is the fact that Michael Hayes was once involved in a racial controversy backstage.
October 2, 2015
When it comes to television ratings, Vince McMahon is probably one of the most paranoid people in the entertainment industry. It is being said that he is going crazy backstage nowadays because WWE has seen a drop in their numbers. To combat this, the CEO is reaching into his pockets and bringing in the heavy hitters. Brock Lesnar and Undertaker are being added to several episodes of Monday Night Raw.
September 30, 2015
During a recent interview, Seth Rollins revealed that Joey Mercury was the person that was responsible for getting him a developmental contract with WWE. The world heavyweight champion also revealed that Mercury was also instrumental in getting a deal done for Dean Ambrose. Your backstage stroke in the company rises tremendously if you are able to find two main event performers from the independent wrestling circuit.
September 27, 2015