Reports have surfaced that Devin Taylor has been given a release from her developmental contract with WWE. She had been working as an interviewer for the NXT brand. Devin signed with the company in 2013 and made her debut in 2014. Management has yet to release an official statement, but sources associated with TMZ are saying that it is a done deal. Devin has a college degree in broadcast journalism, so she should be fine.
October 9, 2015
The internet wrestling community was buzzing over rumors that James Storm had attended an NXT event earlier in the month. Well, some further fuel has been added to that particular fire. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be in Orlando today and may have been spotted at the same venue as the Takeover event. Photos have surfaced online of what appears to be Storm entering the facility with developmental trainer, Billy Gunn.
October 7, 2015
Despite being embroiled in a bit of a controversy with a fan at an independent wrestling show, there appears to be some interest from WWE towards Gunner. The former TNA star stated that it was his dream to work in the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and that there are some talks going on between the two sides. However, he stopped at confirming that they were anywhere close to signing a developmental contract.
October 5, 2015
During a recent interview, Seth Rollins revealed that Joey Mercury was the person that was responsible for getting him a developmental contract with WWE. The world heavyweight champion also revealed that Mercury was also instrumental in getting a deal done for Dean Ambrose. Your backstage stroke in the company rises tremendously if you are able to find two main event performers from the independent wrestling circuit.
September 27, 2015
Earlier in the year, rumors spread that Kazuchika Okada was a potential candidate to join the developmental program in WWE. During a recent interview with Rolling Stones, he adamantly states that he has absolutely no desire to join the company. He wants to remain loyal to New Japan, where he is set to be the biggest star in the promotion for the next decade. He will also continue to work with ROH.
September 23, 2015
During a recent interview, Scott Hall revealed that he has been invited by WWE to go back to NXT and help the developmental wrestlers. He had a really good experience the last time around, and the performers really enjoyed being in the presence of someone that has cemented his spot in the history books. Hall has been wanting to be more involved in the industry, and it looks like he might have found a way.
September 21, 2015
Considering that he is in charge of the developmental program in WWE, it would be easy to assume that Matt Bloom doesn't have much free time. However, it looks like he does. The man formerly known as Prince Albert is starring in a movie. It is called the Dog Wedding. Interestingly enough, Bloom will be portraying an American professional wrestler who falls in love with a German dog wedding planner.
September 20, 2015
Whenever someone signs a developmental deal with WWE, they generally move to Florida to be closer to the performance center. Kevin Owens did that. However, now that he is on the main roster, he asked management if he could move back to Montreal to make it easier on his wife and kids. Owens wanted them to be closer to his wife's family. The front office gave him permission to do so.
September 19, 2015
If you're someone that has been clinging on to whatever little glimmer of hope there is for the Young Bucks to finally sign a developmental contract with WWE, now would be a good time to exhale. The brothers have decided that they are going to stay independent. Reports have surfaced that the duo has been in negotiations with ROH to extend their deal. They, of course, will be allowed to continue working for New Japan.
September 17, 2015