While doing an interview to promote his upcoming Ballers television series, Dwayne Johnson revealed that at one point during the Attitude Era, there were plans in place for he and Ray Lewis to team up at Wrestlemania. Scheduling conflict prevented the NFL legend from being able to wrestle. Johnson and Lewis played college football together.
June 19, 2015
A post on Instagram where GFW shows off an article that was written about them on the NBC Sports website. Jeff Jarrett was able to generate some much needed mainstream publicity for his promotion by bringing college basketball head coach Donnie Tyndall on board for the upcoming summer tour.
June 10, 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
A very interesting bit of information was revealed by Summer Rae during an interview to promote The Marine 4 movie recently. She stated that upon graduating college, she got a job with a plumbing company before focusing on her career. The blonde bombshell was essentially a plumber since she laid copper pipes and PVC. Summer also stated that she was certified to use a forklift, which is quite different than what she does now in WWE.
May 4, 2015
For those that have been wondering about the whereabouts of the two sons of Devon that appeared in TNA a couple of years back, the two of them are now training at his wrestling school with Bully Ray. The former ECW star mentioned that he made his sons graduate from high school and college before they pursue careers in professional wrestling, and they did that just. Bully apparently is very high on the two boys.
April 1, 2015
Melina has found life after WWE. She revealed during the podcast interview with Jim Ross that she returned to college. It is a move that is designed to hep her find a full time and long term career outside of professional wrestling. With that said, however, she still has some name value in the industry, so do not be surprised if she keeps making appearances at various conventions around the country. Fans still like to meet and take photos with her.
March 23, 2015
A guy that has been receiving a lot of praise from his peers backstage is Davey Richards. People are impressed with his work ethics. He works all night as a paramedic. Instead of going straight home to sleep, he then hits the gym so that he can maintain his physique as a wrestler. Afterwards, he attends college classes to move up in the medical field. In between all of that, he somehow finds time to travel the world as a performer for TNA.
March 5, 2015
In addition to being the president of TNA, Dixie Carter also has a side job as a college football recruiter. As a five star defensive end, CeCe Jefferson was one of the most coveted high players in the nation. A lot of the top schools were pushing for him to sign a letter of intention. Carter sent the younger a message on Twitter and encouraged him to sign her alma mater, Ole Miss. Jefferson was so flattered that he showed that off to friends.
February 6, 2015
Earlier in the day, word leaked throughout the world that Randy Savage was finally going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Reports have surfaced that the leak was intentional. Sources are stating that management purposely fed the information to TMZ, which enabled the news to spread even faster. There are those that believe that the company is doing the long awaited announcement tonight, in order to compete with the college football championship.
January 12, 2015