As soon as word spread about her departure from the company, fans started speculating on why AJ Lee walked out of WWE. She has yet to confirm any of the rumors that are floating out there. Reports have now surfaced that the final straw that led to her decision was the fact that the company supported the lawsuit filed against CM Punk by the doctor. She found it difficult to work for a company that is trying to harm her family.
April 9, 2015
While he did receive a bit of attention from the internet wrestling community by making a return to the ring and challenging Kevin Owens to a brawl, Alex Riley received ten times that amount when he decided to take a little jab at AJ Lee, who recently decided to retire from WWE. He mocked the tattoo that she got whenever she became the longest reigning Divas Champion by joking that she should get one to commemorate her departure.
April 5, 2015
If there is one good thing about AJ Lee retiring from WWE, it's that her departure opens up the door for another female performer. A roster spot and salary slot have been open. A diva on the main roster right now has a chance at filling that void, but that is highly unlikely. More than likely, the company is going to look at the developmental divas in NXT. Charlotte is first in line, but the company is also high on Sasha Banks and Bayley.
April 4, 2015
During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Melina talked about her release from WWE. She stated that she is now over it and has accepted that it was something that needed to happen. The 36 year old now understands that the company needed to clear roster spots for fresher faces. She also reiterated that the rumors about backstage heat leading to her departure were not true. She was not nearly as crazy as her character was.
March 22, 2015
One of the events that Rey Mysterio is scheduled for during Wrestlemania week is a sit down interview. He is bringing along his real life best friend Konnan and former WWE writer Court Bauer. The two of them are not afraid to speak out about things taking place backstage, with the former being highly critical and controversial. The belief is that Mysterio might end up discussing his departure from the company and the ugly contract situation.
March 3, 2015
When the internet wrestling community found out about Rey Mysterio being released by WWE, there was a good amount of shock, even though we expected the move to happen eventually. There was very little surprise backstage, as many in the company were aware that the departure was coming. Apparently, Mysterio and management had an agreement of sorts to allow his contract to expire and go about their own ways.
February 27, 2015
The internet wrestling community reacted very negatively upon hearing the news that Samoa Joe was leaving TNA. Apparently, the same is true of the locker room. Reports have surfaced that the majority of people backstage are upset that the former world heavyweight champion is leaving the promotion. Joe was very well liked backstage by his peers, and some even viewed him as a locker room leader. His departure has affected morale a bit.
February 27, 2015
While critics of TNA are hoping for a much juicier story, the departure of Samoa Joe was actually on friendly terms. The two sides negotiated for weeks on a new contract, which meant that the former world heavyweight champion was more than interested in remaining with the company. However, since management is operating with a tighter budget nowadays, they simply were not able to pay what Joe felt that he deserved to be paid.
February 18, 2015