In addition to what he brings as a talker who is passionate about professional wrestling, one of the biggest reasons why GFW brought in Chael Sonnen as an announcer is because they are hoping that his name value from his UFC career would be an asset in their negotiations with a network. Jeff Jarrett has meticulously carved out a plan so that his Global Force Wrestling could get a television contract for the weekly taping that he is planning.
May 17, 2015
During a recent interview, we got a glimpse of what the future has in store for Ronda Rousey when it comes to WWE. She stated that a legend that she met backstage told her that you never really retire from professional wrestling. It appears that Rousey realizes that the best thing for her career is to remain with UFC and milk that cow for all it is worth. Her name value should still be high when she retires, so she can always call Stephanie McMahon then.
May 14, 2015
When Bully Ray left TNA because the two sides could not come to an agreement on a new contract, he attempted to go back to WWE, making a surprise appearance as a mystery entrant in the Royal Rumble in January. However, he a full time deal was never given to him, so he opted to to make a quick return to the company that made him a world heavyweight champion for the very first time in his career. A full time return is still a possibility.
May 9, 2015
A former tag team is returning to TNA, but it is not what you think it is. Reports have surfaced that the Harris Brothers are returning to the company. However, they will not be an active part of the roster. Instead, they will be teaming up to take over the production department for the company. Steve Small was the longtime Senior Director of Production, but he has decided to pursue a career with Teach For America, a passion of his.
May 9, 2015
There are now rumors floating around that Samoa Joe might end up choosing to not sign with WWE after all. The speculations have been fueled by the fact that he has repeatedly stated that CM Punk wants to work another match with him. Since Punk is highly unlikely to ever return to the promotion, the match would have to take place elsewhere. It is also very odd for Joe to keep bringing this up since Punk is so focused on a UFC career.
May 8, 2015
For years, Vickie Guerrero was married to professional wrestling. First, as the wife of Eddie Guerrero. Then, as one of the better talkers in WWE. She has since filed for divorce from the industry and went back to school. While the company still has hope that she might return someday, they might be running out of time soon. Vickie is a couple of months away from graduating, and her new career goes in full bloom afterwards.
May 7, 2015
It looks like we are one step closer to seeing Owen Hart in the WWE Hall of Fame. The company has announced that they are working on a DVD that will document his career and life. That was not done earlier because his widow Martha Hart did not want anything to do with the company because she was understandably bitter towards the company for causing the death of her husband. She gave them approval to make the documentary.
May 7, 2015
Chael Sonnen is a good talker, loves professional wrestling and has name value from his career in UFC. Those three reasons are why expressed interest in signing him to a contract. However, the former MMA star has opted to join GFW instead. The announcement was made this morning that Sonnen would be joining the company and serving as an analyst. This deal has led to speculations that Global Force Wrestling is close to a television deal.
May 6, 2015
While doing a podcast interview with Steve Austin, Dixie Carter revealed that she has been involved with professional wrestling for much longer than people realized. Many are under the assumption that her career in the industry began when her family purchased the majority share of TNA. However, Dixie was actually a wrestling promoter back when she was in college. She even helped Jerry Lawler book a USWA live event.
May 5, 2015