When asked recently if he still has the WWE Hall of Fame ring given to him by Hulk Hogan during a story line, Abyss revealed that he gave that back as soon as the program was over. Some fans are still under the belief that it was a legitimate gift. During the interview, the long time member of TNA also stated that he does not regret turning down the contract that World Wrestling Entertainment offered him. A match with Undertaker was also offered.
March 13, 2016
Since the company does not want to lose their top star, New Japan has offered Kazuchika Okada a five year deal. That's not normal because the company generally prefers one year contracts. Since Okada has yet to sign the deal, rumors are heating up that he's seriously considering an offer to join Shinsuke Nakamura in WWE. The company wants them because they want to better promote their online video subscription service overseas.
March 13, 2016
While all of the details of his contract have yet to be revealed, one interesting information on the pact between Shane McMahon and WWE has made it to the surface. The former vice president of World Wrestling Entertainment is being paid $120,000 for his appearances on Monday Night Raw before his big Hell in a Cell steel cage match at Wrestlemania against the Undertaker. That's more than what some full time performers are being paid.
March 3, 2016
For the past few days, Finn Balor has been teasing fans with something big that might finally make its debut on Monday Night Raw this week. The belief is that it will be a modified version of the Bullet Club stable. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows are both now contractually cleared to work for WWE. A big debut of a globally popular stable could help the promotion build up even more momentum heading into Wrestlemania in April.
February 27, 2016
In a move that has been expected but still surprising, Daniel Bryan has announced that he is going to retire from professional wrestling. The former world heavyweight champion attempted to gain his release from WWE so that he can go wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit. However, Vince McMahon refused to let him out of his contract, which is similar to the situation that Rey Mysterio was stuck in not too long ago.
February 8, 2016
While most everyone knows by now that New Japan legend Shinsuke Nakamura signed a contract with WWE, very little is known about the details of the agreement. For what it is worth, Tokyo Sports is reporting that Nakamura signed a three year deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, which would give him plenty of time to prove that he can be a star on the main roster. The company has been desperately seeking international stars.
February 4, 2016
Even though he has only been with WWE for less than a month, AJ Styles has already picked up some backstage heat. Even worse, the heat is with Vince McMahon himself. The CEO is upset with Styles because he signed a deal with a toy company prior to signing his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. This is the same company that signed Kevin Owens back when he was receiving his big push against John Cena last year.
February 4, 2016
Since WWE had been collecting as much talent as possible, rumors of Jay Lethal finally signing with the promotion started to swirl. Well, those can be put to rest for at least another year, as the ROH World Heavyweight Champion has signed a contract extension to stay exactly where he is. The belief is that Lethal would much rather defend the world title around the globe instead of being forced to start over again in NXT, the developmental brand.
January 28, 2016
After months of pondering his next couple of chapters in professional wrestling, Jeff Hardy has decided to forego an opportunity to return to WWE, the company that helped make him a global sensation. Instead, he opted to sign a contract extension with TNA, the company that gave him another chance to be a part of the industry that he grew up loving. No word yet on the terms of the deal, but it should be at least a year.
January 26, 2016