When asked recently about the time that he created quite the controversy on social media by saying that wrestling was fake, Dana White was quick to give credit to Steve Austin for saving him from fans who bashed him for three straight weeks. The bashing subsided tremendously after Austin posted a message explaining what White really meant when he said those comments.
November 23, 2015
As expected, WWE issued an official statement on the controversy segment that played out at the end of Monday Night Raw last week. The message was kept very basic and short, but management essentially stated that it was Charlotte that pushed for the mentioning of her dead brother by Paige. Those close to the diva are refuting that notion because they feel that it was not up to her.
November 19, 2015
Disturbing new details have emerged from the Hulk Hogan sex tape controversy. It turns out that an employee that works for Bubba the Love Sponge, whose wife Hogan was having sex with in the video, attempted to blackmail Hogan. Matthew Lloyd attempted to get a million dollars in hush money from the WWE legend. Lloyd was unaware that he was being taped by Hogan's lawyer.
November 18, 2015
For years, Bill DeMott and Billy Gunn were staples of the developmental program in WWE. DeMott was fired after a major controversy. Well, now Gunn is following him out the door. Management was forced to fire Gunn after finding out that he was taking performance enhancing drugs for his power lifting career that he was doing on the side. The front office stated that they had no idea he was even doing that.
November 13, 2015
When asked if he would make a return to Lucha Underground, Shawn Hernandez flat out stated that the ship has sailed on that. He has backstage heat with the promotion because of how they handled his contract situation with TNA. Hernandez really wanted to be with a bigger promotion, but he lost that chance when the controversy arose. The belief is that Hernandez will continue to work the independent wrestling circuit.
November 11, 2015
When the Hulk Hogan controversy erupted, Damien Sandow and Curtis Axel were indirectly punished because their characters could no longer be featured. Sandow is one of the more talented performers in WWE, and he was sitting on the sidelines. Management might be fixing that soon, as there are talks that Sandow could be given his original gimmick back so that he can be featured again.
November 4, 2015
Even though he is no longer with WWE, Hulk Hogan is still relevant enough to the mainstream media for them to interview the former world heavyweight champion. He recently stated that he wished that the company would have simply suspended him for the racial controversy as opposed to firing him. Doing that made Hogan look a lot more guilty than he feel that he is. The belief is that he will be back with World Wrestling Entertainment some day.
October 28, 2015
An unnecessary and minor controversy erupted over social media this weekend. Sami Zayn innocently posted that he was "bound for glory". Of course, that happens to be the name of a TNA pay per view, which immediately sparked speculations over his future with WWE. Zayn is not going to be jumping ship anytime soon. He is currently healing from a shoulder injury and will be back on television very soon.
October 10, 2015