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
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