To clear up some rumors, Davey Richards revealed during a recent interview that the reason why he rejected a contract from WWE was because he could not afford to train at the performance center five days a week. At the time, he was in medical school full time and was working as a full time firefighter and paramedic. TNA afforded him a more favorable schedule.
June 27, 2015
A giant sigh of relief can be heard collectively from WWE fans today. They no longer need to worry about Dolph Ziggler taking his talents elsewhere. The former world heavyweight champion has reportedly agreed to a new contract to remain with the company for at least another year. He was contemplating a departure for the longest time now.
June 26, 2015
Earlier in the year, rumors popped up that Dolph Ziggler was going to leave WWE when his contract expired sometimes in 2015. The speculation is heating up again because Court Bauer, a former writer in the company, addressed the story. He stated that Ziggler could be following in the same path that John Morrison took. Morrison allowed his deal to expire because he was not getting a push.
June 20, 2015
Thanks to the success of Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor, the road has been paved for independent wrestling veterans to make their way over to WWE. During a recent interview, Christopher Daniels stated that he is interested in following in their footsteps. However, he revealed that he is currently contractually obligated to ROH.
June 15, 2015
When Steve Austin signed a contract with WWE to do his podcast show on their network, he only agreed to do a certain amount of episodes. Thus far, we've seen him do three shows with Vince McMahon, Triple H and Paul Heyman as his guests. Reports have surfaced that he now has 11 episodes left on his deal.
June 11, 2015
Since there was so much confusion within the internet wrestling community over the situation, ROH decided to release an official statement in regards to Samoa Joe working the television taping on June 20, 2015. Even though he is under contract with WWE, he will honor his contract and work the tag team match with AJ Styles. It is being billed as his final appearance.
June 9, 2015
Sometimes in life, things from your past can come back and bite you in the ass. That apparently is what is happening with Havok. While doing a tryout for WWE, a message that she posted on social media years ago somehow made its way to the public. In it, she use a derogatory term for African Americans. Since the company has faced negative publicity in the past in regards to racism, Jessica Cricks may not be offered a developmental contract.
June 7, 2015
For a period of time there, it looked like AJ Styles would never be under contract with WWE. However, the landscape of the industry has changed a bit, with NXT proving that the company can secure the top talents in the world and make things work. Management is now interested in acquiring the services of Styles, and that should have their fans excited. Unfortunately, though, he is under contract to New Japan until at least the end of 2015.
June 5, 2015
TNA wasn't the only wrestling promotion finalizing a new television deal in Italy this week. Vince McMahon did so as well. He has secured a contract that will enable WWE to keep broadcasting their programming in that country until the year 2020. The promotion has been with Sky Italia since 2003. The network stated that the business partnership between the two sides have been mutually beneficial and should continue on for years.
June 4, 2015
Since the company is fully aware of how popular Finn Balor is in Japan, they have decided to award him a title match against Kevin Owens at the pay per view that they are doing in Tokyo. The move is a bit unusual as the NXT heavyweight champion has just signed a new contract with WWE that will place him on the main roster. That was initially supposed to happen much sooner. Now, it seems like he will have to wait a couple of more weeks.
June 3, 2015