Once Monday Night Raw ended, WWE cameras continued to capture footage as most of the performers backstage came out to the ramp to show appreciation for Daniel Bryan, who announced his retirement this week. Chris Jericho was spotted wearing a Social Outcasts shirt, and the former world heavyweight champion has been receiving praise from the internet wrestling community for showing support to the new stable.
February 9, 2016
On Friday night, Finn Balor worked the main event of an NXT show in Nashville, Tennessee. The heavyweight champion was given a victory over Samoa Joe. Unfortunately, though, the former leader of the Bullet Club injured his leg during the match. Balor was spotted hobbling backstage and had to use crutch in order to leave the arena. Finn and the rest of the developmental brand are expected to work a show in Indianapolis tonight.
February 6, 2016
Thanks in large part to her backstage confrontation with Reby Sky, Awesome Kong has now been given her official release from TNA. Kong reportedly physically attacked Reby after throwing her stuff outside of the Knockouts locker room while the two of them were on the tour of Europe. Management could not allow her to stick around because it would send a bad message to the other performers in the company.
February 5, 2016
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
When asked by a fan through social media if he would be in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania 32 this year, Chris Jericho flat out stated that there was no chance in hell of that happening. The belief is that the former world heavyweight champion wants a regular match on the main card, preferably with someone younger and newer that he can put over. Jericho has a decent amount of backstage clout with WWE officials.
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
While working a tour of England, Awesome Kong, whose real name is Kia Stevens, ended up attacking Reby Sky while the two of them were backstage at the Manchester Arena. TNA officials had to release a statement so that fans would know that they are doing something about it. John Gaburick stated that Kong was immediately sent home from the tour and that further punishment could be levied after they do a full investigation into the matter.
January 30, 2016
During a recent interview, Shawn Daivari revealed a rather interesting story that took place backstage that caused him to abruptly quit TNA. During the planning for his Feast or Fired match against Cody Deaner, Eric Bischoff revealed that he was going to choose the person being legitimately fired as the match was going on. That enraged Daivari, who gave his notice and said that he would be working that final match as a favor to Deaner.
January 28, 2016