Since WWE wanted his debut to be a big deal, Shinsuke Nakamura has now been booked for a big match against Sami Zayn, an experienced performer that had spent years honing his craft in ROH. The two of them will be battling it out at a special NXT event in Dallas during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. Triple H wants to keep the momentum rolling for the developmental brand, so expect Nakamura and Zayn to be given plenty of time to work.
February 4, 2016
While chatting with Jim Ross on the Ross Report, Steve Austin confirmed that he was indeed going to be at Wrestlemania 32. The former world heavyweight champion also revealed that WWE has already started writing a segment for him, but he obviously cannot reveal anything at this point in time. Austin previously stated that he was not booked to be at the pay per view whatsoever.
January 13, 2016
Earlier in the week, John Cena revealed that he underwent shoulder surgery and should be out of action for quite some time. The former WWE Heavyweight Champion was originally booked for the upcoming tour of India. Since management did not want to disappoint fans that already purchased tickets, they decided to add Roman Reigns to the tour. The country is a highly desirable marketing for World Wrestling Entertainment.
January 10, 2016
When Davey Richards took to social media to let promoters know that he and Eddie Edwards were not available to accept bookings after May 1, it sparked a ton of rumors about what the Wolves were going to be doing. While some believe that they might have restructured their contract with TNA, others believe that they have finally made up with WWE and will be joining the NXT brand in the very near future.
January 9, 2016
Since she has not worked a televised match in a while, rumors started floating around that Sasha Banks had an undisclosed injury. The WWE diva decided to respond to those allegations personally. Through social media, Sasha bemoaned the existence of such rumors, which implies that she is healthy enough to work matches. No word yet on when Banks will be booked for another television match.
January 9, 2016
There are rumors floating around that James Storm was booked to make an appearance on the first episode of Impact Wrestling to air on POP TV. However, the former world heavyweight champion denied that through social media. Storm is apparently meeting with TNA officials to see if a new contract can be signed. James never received a favorable deal with WWE to perform on NXT.
January 5, 2016
In what has to be considered a major blow to New Japan, AJ Styles has given his notice to the promotion after being booked as one of their top stars over the past year. Reports have surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion has decided to leave NJPW because he received a very favorable contract with WWE. There are also talks that he will not be forced to start in NXT and will join the main roster right away.
January 5, 2016
Some further details have been revealed about the contract that Tommy Dreamer signed with WWE recently. The deal is a bit more extensive than initially thought. Not only is he working television and TLC, Dreamer has also been booked for house shows through December. Some believe that he might even stick around and work through the Royal Rumble pay per view in January.
December 12, 2015
Through Penguin Random House, AJ Lee has signed a contract to write and release her autobiography. The former WWE Divas Champion will be spending much of 2016 writing down her memoirs. AJ spends much of her time supporting CM Punk in Wisconsin as he trains for his UFC debut. She also makes various appearances at comic and wrestling convention. The book is scheduled to be released in early 2017.
November 27, 2015