While a lot of people were under the impression that Brock Lesnar was going to scratch the itch and make a return to MMA, Dana White revealed that he was not very close at all to being able to sign his former world heavyweight champion to a contract. White stated that Lesnar was 38 years old, and the deal that WWE offered to him was simply too lucrative and favorable to resist. White still continues to have nothing but positive things to say about Lesnar.
April 17, 2015
Unless he changes his mind in the near future, Wade Barrett still intends on retiring from WWE when his current contract expires. The belief is that he wants to try his hands at Hollywood. Rumors are floating around that the reason why he signed on to star in Eliminators was so that he could gauge interest from the studios. There is always a chance that he could sign a contract extension and remain in professional wrestling if the interest is low.
April 13, 2015
A year after being signed to a developmental contract with WWE, Dasha Kuret made her debut in NXT this weekend. She teamed with Becky Lynch and Dana Brooke in a losing effort to Carmella, Alexa Bliss and Devin Taylor. For those that don't remember, Dasha is the former fitness model, beauty queen and gymnast with the degree from the University of Central Florida. She has no previous experience in the business.
April 11, 2015
Vickie Guerrero did a podcast interview with Chris Jericho this week, and she revealed something rather interesting about the Radicalz making the jump to WWE. She revealed that even before Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn and Eddie Guerrero were released by WCW, there were discussions being had with Vince McMahon, which is essentially contract tampering. No lawsuit is likely to take place since the company no longer exists.
April 11, 2015
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Kurt Angle revealed that WWE had canceled a meeting with him. The two sides were supposed to talk about a contract to bring the former world heavyweight champion back into the mix. Angle felt a little disrespected that he was treated like a nobody. He stated that Triple H told him that they already had enough talent on the roster, something that Vince McMahon would never say.
April 9, 2015
Now that he is no longer under contract to WWE, people want to know what CJ Parker thinks about Bill DeMott. During a recent interview, he shared his opinions. He stated that DeMott was one of the most passionate guys that he has met in the business. Parker stated that no one spent as much time at the performance center as DeMott did. He also stated that DeMott played a huge part in making NXT what it is today.
April 7, 2015
Since she is the hot topic in the industry right now, there are those that have been speculating whether AJ Lee is only retired from WWE or completely done as an in ring performer. Some are thinking that she might end up working on the independent wrestling circuit, in order to satisfy her thirst for performing. However, the belief is that she will be locked out of doing that until her contract officially expires. AJ would probably take the time off regardless.
April 5, 2015
When you are a company that is as small as ROH, you tend to lose the stars you create to promotions that are actually aired nationally. That appears to be the case with ACH, whose real name is Albert Hardie. WWE is said to be highly interested in signing him once his current contract expires. While the 27 year old has yet to make a statement about this publicly, the belief is that he is more than willing to make the jump to the big leagues.
April 3, 2015
We now have a better idea of why Justin Roberts is no longer with WWE. He stated that when the company informed him that they were not renewing his contract, he was just as elated as he was the day he achieved his dream of joining the company. Roberts had grown disenchanted with the company because he felt that they were not genuine in their quest to help sick children. He cited Connor the Chrusher as a prime example.
April 3, 2015
Despite signing a new three year contract to remain with WWE, there are those that still believe that Brock Lesnar has not completely shut the door on UFC. One of those people is the ever outspoken Chael Sonnen. He states that if Lesnar really wanted to do MMA again, then Dana White and Vince McMahon would find a way to make it happen. Sonnen stated that McMahon and White are closer than a lot of fans know.
April 2, 2015