Since the current heavyweight champion is set to make a permanent move to the main roster, management is going to need someone new to hold the NXT belt. The top candidate right now is Samoa Joe, especially with all of the injuries that have hampered the roster. The belief is that Joe will defend the championship against a couple of opponents over the following months before making a jump to the main roster himself.
May 29, 2015
Just like with so many other wrestlers, Curt Hawkins has now been the subject of GFW rumors. The belief is that he is a potential candidate to join the roster. While he was not used much in WWE during his final year, Hawkins does have more name value than the majority of people on the internet wrestling community. On the flip side, he would love to be associated with a known promotion because he can funnel his students to them eventually.
April 28, 2015
Since he happens to be the most popular professional wrestling commentator of all time, Jim Ross is a candidate for every opening in any promotion across the world. House of Hardcore is no exception. You can expect Tommy Dreamer to place a call to Ross now that he has a television deal that will enable his promotion to be seen in several countries across the globe. Earlier in the week, Ross stated that he had an interesting deal on the table.
April 16, 2015
While it is way too early for anything to be finalized, the speculation is that Taz is indeed a candidate to become one of the commentators for House of Hardcore now that Tommy Dreamer has managed to pull off an international television deal for his promotion. No word yet on if he has a non compete clause with TNA, but Dreamer works for the company, so he might be able to convince the front office to let the move happen.
April 16, 2015
While management still has not made anything official just yet, the belief now is that they are leaning towards Michelle McCool being the host of the returning Total Divas series. They feel that nostalgic fans would love to see her being involved with WWE again. She would also be cheaper than someone like Maria Menounos, a person that would be a dream candidate because she would bring in mainstream media attention to the show.
April 14, 2015
One of the ideas being floated around backstage is to have a former winner being the host of the WWE Diva Search competition, which is making a return this year. Layla El, Rosa Mendes and Michelle McCool have been mentioned as candidates. Maryse has been mentioned as a possibility, but she is going to be a bit busy with the reality television show she is doing with Kelly Kelly. Eve Torres is pregnant, so she might not be available.
April 8, 2015
Since WWE wants to push Sheamus as a top level heel, they are going to need someone in the upper mid card division to put him over in his first pay per view back. The top candidate right now appears to be Dolph Ziggler. He is someone that is over with the audience and can make an opponent look better than usual. The two of them will more than likely square off in a match that is early on the Extreme Rules card. The setup should take place soon.
April 7, 2015
Another name that has popped up as a potential trainer for WWE is Vader. Management feels that he would be a good candidate since he has experienced different styles of wrestling all over the world. The man known as Leon White can also be the tough guy that the developmental wrestlers in NXT need. Things are serious enough to where there was a good amount of chatter during Wrestlemania week about him moving to Florida soon.
April 3, 2015
In a move that was widely expected, WWE announced that AJ Lee and Paige will be teaming up against Nikki Bella and Brie Bella at Wrestlemania. The two baby faces were long candidates to be on the card because of their popularity. Management knew that it would appease the fans. The Bella Twins were also long considered as candidates to be a part of some type of divas match at the pay per view because they are the centerpieces.
March 10, 2015
When the announcement was made that the Bushwhackers were going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during Wrestlemania weekend, there were not a lot of known candidates in regards to who will be inducting them. Turns out, the perfect candidate was right under our noses. John Laurinaitis will be doing the honors. When he was first starting out as a wrestler, Laurinaitis served as a flag holder for Butch Miller and Luke Williams.
March 9, 2015