On Thursday night, NXT made their debut at Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center in Gainesville, Florida. The packed house was treated to a little surprise return. Mojo Rowley has finally come back from his injury. He was out for several months. The belief is that he will receive a nice push in developmental because the big wigs in WWE still believe that he has potential to some day be the top star on the main roster.
April 17, 2015
Prior to Wrestlemania taking place, there were heavy talks about Finn Balor being promoted to the main roster. WWE still intends on doing that. However, they have decided to hold off for the time being because they did not want to take attention away from Adrian Neville, who recently made his debut on Monday Night Raw. One of the stipulations of signing Balor was that he would not be stuck in NXT for too long of a period.
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
In a sign that the company is still looking to upgrade their roster, TNA has announced that they have signed two of the top female performers on the independent wrestling circuit. Mia Yim and Marti Belle have been signed to contracts and will be debuting as the newest Knockouts on the roster very soon. Yim, in particular, caught the attention of the internet wrestling community on social media because she is friends with several of the big names.
April 11, 2015
For the next phase of their expansion plans, WWE is set to debut the Network in several countries. One of the more interesting choices is India, as many industry insiders feel that it is one of the hotter markets for professional wrestling. While much of their population lives in poverty, there is a good amount of wealthy people that may be willing to spend on the service. Great Khali could be brought back solely to promote the online service.
April 9, 2015
Another legend has decided to get into the podcast interview game. Ric Flair will soon make his debut as the host of his own show. Since he is long considered as one of the best of all time, his discussions should be interesting enough to draw in the audience. Flair is on good terms with WWE, so he more than likely will be able to convince management to let him interview the current roster. The title of show will be Woo Nation.
April 9, 2015
Count Randy Orton as one of the people in WWE that are rooting for CM Punk to do well in UFC. He has said to those around him that if Punk does well in MMA, then it gives professional wrestlers some credibility as athletes. Orton feels that people underestimate their abilities because the outcome of matches are scripted and predetermined. Several other wrestlers share the same opinion and will be watching his debut match intently.
April 6, 2015