When CJ Parker was released by WWE, he decided to take a big gamble on himself. He packed his bags and headed to Tokyo. New Japan gave him a trial run. It looks like Parker was right to believe in himself. New Japan has opted to give Parker a full time contract. He is now an official member of their roster. This is quite the victory for someone that was not deemed to be good enough to most past the NXT level.
October 11, 2015
Reports have surfaced that Devin Taylor has been given a release from her developmental contract with WWE. She had been working as an interviewer for the NXT brand. Devin signed with the company in 2013 and made her debut in 2014. Management has yet to release an official statement, but sources associated with TMZ are saying that it is a done deal. Devin has a college degree in broadcast journalism, so she should be fine.
October 9, 2015
A post on Instagram where WWE shockingly reveals that James Storm has been signed to a contract and will make his immediate debut for NXT on Thursday night during the live event at the Full Sail University arena. The former world heavyweight champion has been spotted around the company over the past couple of days.
October 9, 2015
To add even further fuel to the fire about his upcoming deal with WWE, James Storm was spotted at the performance center earlier in the day. A photo surfaced on social media of a man that looks extremely like him at the venue. Reports have surfaced that Storm is looking to sign a contract that will enable him to be an in ring performer and a trainer for NXT. The veteran could be quite the valuable asset to the brand.
October 8, 2015
Despite being embroiled in a bit of a controversy with a fan at an independent wrestling show, there appears to be some interest from WWE towards Gunner. The former TNA star stated that it was his dream to work in the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and that there are some talks going on between the two sides. However, he stopped at confirming that they were anywhere close to signing a developmental contract.
October 5, 2015
During a recent interview, Seth Rollins revealed that Joey Mercury was the person that was responsible for getting him a developmental contract with WWE. The world heavyweight champion also revealed that Mercury was also instrumental in getting a deal done for Dean Ambrose. Your backstage stroke in the company rises tremendously if you are able to find two main event performers from the independent wrestling circuit.
September 27, 2015
Since the decision to add him to Hell in a Cell was made abruptly, Brock Lesnar is going to end up being paid more than what his current contract stipulates. The pay per view was not originally a part of the deal when it was signed earlier in the year. This will be a bonus payday for the former world heavyweight champion. WWE desperately wanted a strong month to draw in even more subscribers to their Network.
September 25, 2015
If you're someone that has been clinging on to whatever little glimmer of hope there is for the Young Bucks to finally sign a developmental contract with WWE, now would be a good time to exhale. The brothers have decided that they are going to stay independent. Reports have surfaced that the duo has been in negotiations with ROH to extend their deal. They, of course, will be allowed to continue working for New Japan.
September 17, 2015
As some of you may already know, Alberto Del Rio was presented with some offers from MMA promotions after he left WWE. He declined them all. The former world heavyweight champion said that the money was good for a fighter. However, he made a whole lot more as a professional wrestler, so he decided to stick to the industry. Del Rio still wanted to be involved in the sport, so he signed a contract to be a commentator.
September 16, 2015
According to Justin Roberts, WWE does not like it when their employees and independent contractors take time off from work. The longtime announcer said that he only took three vacations during the dozen years that he worked for the company. Management frowns upon those that cause them to have to make changes for television. Roberts said that you sometimes were ribbed when you came back to work.
September 16, 2015