Twice now, Alberto Del Rio has proven that he is a team player by doing the right thing and using his former world heavyweight champion status to elevate Kalisto, a performer that WWE thinks can sell a lot of merchandise for them. Reports have surfaced that he might be doing it a third time at Fastlane by putting over the popular masked performer in a rematch for the United States Heavyweight Championship.
January 29, 2016
Since his debut match is set to take place in the summer, CM Punk has started doing media rounds for UFC. During one of his interview sessions, the former WWE Heavyweight Champion revealed that he has signed on to do eight MMA fights for Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is a lot more than what many had predicted when he first announced his jump into mixed martial arts. Punk states he will do all eight fights.
January 26, 2016
With AJ Styles signing with WWE soon, a door has been opened for Kenny Omega, as New Japan executives have chosen him for a big push. Management is going to make Omega the top singles star in their vastly popular Bullet Club stable. Kenny is the most likely choice to win the vacant IWGP Intercontinental Championship in a couple of weeks, where he is rumored to be facing Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event.
January 18, 2016
During the NXT live event in Green Bay over the weekend, Finn Balor defended the heavyweight championship against Sami Zayn. It is interesting to note that Balor worked as a heel during the match. Finn has been teasing fans that the Bullet Club stable was coming to WWE soon. If formed, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows are more than likely going to be portraying heels, so it makes sense for Balor to become one as well.
January 17, 2016
Initially, Shinsuke Nakamura was supposed to drop the IWGP Intercontinental Championship before leaving New Japan and joining WWE. However, that does not appear to be happening any more because Nakamura has been stripped of his beloved IC title. Kenny Omega is going to battle a mystery opponent for the belt. Nakamura will work a couple of more dates for the promotion before heading to the United States to train.
January 12, 2016
While there have been rumors about him receiving a push from WWE, Kalisto might shockingly be wrestling for a singles title at the Royal Rumble later on this month. Management is considering having the masked performer challenge Alberto Del Rio for the United States Heavyweight Championship at the pay per view. This would be the highest profile match for Kalisto since being called up to the main roster.
January 11, 2016
A rather interesting development is taking place in WWE, and it might leave Devon out in the cold. Management is reportedly looking into the idea of splitting up the Dudley Boyz once again because they want to see if the Bully Ray character, which held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, would do well in World Wrestling Entertainment. The split could happen very soon, maybe even the Royal Rumble.
January 9, 2016
While UFC initially announced that Holly Holm would not be defending her championship until Ronda Rousey is ready, Dana White has apparently had a change of heart. Holm is now scheduled to fight in the spring, and her opponent is heavily rumored to be Miesha Tate. A loss to Tate makes Holm less appealing, so Rousey would not get her big rematch. That might affect her value to WWE as a draw.
January 7, 2016
For those that missed Monday Night Raw, Vince McMahon made a shocking announcement at the end of the episode when he informed Roman Reigns that he would be defending the WWE Heavyweight Championship during the actual Royal Rumble match. The belief is that this will be a good way to take the title off of Reigns and allow him to have his big moment at Wrestlemania when he regains the title.
January 5, 2016
When asked about which performers in NXT that he would love to wrestle on the main roster in WWE, Ryback mentioned Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe but really focused on Finn Balor. The former Intercontinental Champion showered Balor, who currently carries the heavyweight championship in the developmental brand, with quite a bit of praise, noting that Finn brings his best night in and night out.
January 5, 2016