Fans in Fresno and Ontario are in for quite the treat this week. When WWE rolls into town for a pair of live events, Chris Jericho will be working matches against Kevin Owens. Those should be beyond spectacular. The belief is that Jericho, who is almost done with his contract with the company, requested the matches because he wanted to work with Owens.
August 1, 2015
During a recent interview, Rob Van Dam revealed some rather interesting details about his business relationship with WWE. While he is not officially under contract as a performer, the former world heavyweight champion is not legally allowed to work for TNA or ROH because he has a merchandise deal. RVD states that he intends to make another return some day, but he is in no rush to do so at the moment.
July 31, 2015
Pretty soon, Mike Rotunda might have three kids working for WWE. Mika Rotunda recently received a tryout with the company to see if she could secure herself a developmental contract. She actually spent a good amount of time at the performance center to prepare for the tryout. If signed, she would start traveling on the road with her brothers, Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt.
July 30, 2015
In a fine example of how much WWE values their live event show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Brock Lesnar has been booked to work the event. That was one of the stipulations that management inserted into his new and higher paying contract. The company has treated the show with as much importance as they do the pay per view events.
July 30, 2015
Earlier in the month, Kazuchika Okada did a tryout for WWE when the company was doing a quick tour of Japan. There has not been a lot of rumblings about offering him a developmental contract. With New Japan recently announcing that they are going to be sending their stars to tour with smaller promotions, there is a chance that Okada does not join NXT.
July 25, 2015
During a recent interview with Busted Open, Daniel Bryan made some rather interesting remarks. First, he revealed that a neurologist has cleared him to wrestle again. However, he stated that WWE would not allow him to return just yet. Bryan stated that he is an independent contractor, so they cannot really stop him from getting back into the ring because this is his passion in life.
July 25, 2015
The business relationship between WWE and Tatsumi Fujinami continues to grow. The legendary performer has now signed a legends contract with the company. While there is a slight chance that he might make appearances in the United States, the more likely purpose of the deal is for him to help promote World Wrestling Entertainment in his home country of Japan.
July 13, 2015
Some new rumors have popped up in regards to Lisa Fox Lee being fired by WWE despite being with the company for nearly two decades. It is being said that Vince McMahon had her released because she was not able to successfully negotiate a contract to acquire the rights to the NWA library. The company wanted to prevent them from being able to create their own online video streaming service.
July 12, 2015
Reports have surfaced that Roddy Piper has been dropped from his legends contract with WWE, and the speculation going around is that it has something to do with his war of words with Steve Austin. Piper had accused Austin of going to executives of Podcast One and having his show removed from the rotation, which Austin strongly denied.
July 8, 2015