While he was initially supposed to only work one night during an NXT live event in Brooklyn, it appears that Jushin Liger enjoyed his experience enough to sign a contract with WWE. The legendary performer from Japan has agreed to work a couple of more dates, most likely to be on the developmental brand and not the main roster brand. No word yet on when those dates will take place.
August 26, 2015
Since NXT has been growing exponentially, the belief is that the performers are being paid more. That is actually not the case. The developmental territory is running at a loss and requires financial help from WWE. Because of that, Triple H is not able to give out gate bonuses to the wrestlers that work the show. That might change soon once the promotion can survive on its own.
August 21, 2015
When it comes to wrestling legends, Lou Thesz is near the top of the list. When a legend like Dusty Rhodes compares you to him, then you are really something special. During a recent interview, Finn Balor revealed that Rhodes believed that WWE was bringing in someone of the caliber of Thesz into his developmental program. It was quite the compliment to Balor.
August 15, 2015
For a while there, Mike Bennett was hotly rumored to be joining WWE through their developmental program. Things have been quiet on that front recently. The belief is that the silence is due to Bennett himself. He knows that his reputation in the industry is rocketing skywards, so he might wait until he has as much leverage as possible before going into negotiations with World Wrestling Entertainment again.
August 14, 2015
While she has been enjoying her time as a trainer for Tough Enough, the belief is that Lita has no interest in staying on board permanently in the developmental program. She really enjoys her free time and independence. Amy Dumas is not against the idea of coming in from time to time and being a guest trainer. She maintains a good working relationship with WWE.
August 14, 2015
Earlier this week, it was announced that Bill DeMott would be doing a weekly podcast interview show. Some are anticipating the controversy that will surely be generated by that. A name that he should consider signing up is Ivelisse Velez, who happened to be one of the first developmental wrestlers to report DeMott to WWE. That would generate quite the interest for the new show.
August 13, 2015
During a recent podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Sasha Banks confessed that she was frustrated in NXT because performers such as Summer Rae and Paige were being called up to the main roster before she was. Sasha stated that a lot of that frustration was squashed whenever management started putting some more focus on the female performers in the developmental brand.
August 12, 2015
In order to generate more interest in her potential career in WWE, Angelina Pivarnick wisely took to social media to call out one of the divas. She chose Carmella, who is still working on her skills in NXT. If Pivarnick does get signed, then the two of them could end up being on the same developmental roster. There is no legitimate heat between the two girls, by the way.
August 9, 2015
Pretty soon, Mike Rotunda might have three kids working for WWE. Mika Rotunda recently received a tryout with the company to see if she could secure herself a developmental contract. She actually spent a good amount of time at the performance center to prepare for the tryout. If signed, she would start traveling on the road with her brothers, Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt.
July 30, 2015
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