Rumors have it that one of the ideas being floated around backstage in WWE is for Samoa Joe and Finn Balor to successfully win the Dusty Rhodes memorial tournament. That would then lead to Joe somehow challenging Balor for the NXT Championship in a friendly feud. That particular match would more than likely be the biggest draw for the developmental promotion at this point in time.
September 4, 2015
Whenever she makes an appearance in NXT, the fans go absolutely nuts over Blue Pants. Rumor has it, though, that she is not nearly as popular backstage with the developmental wrestlers. There is resentment towards her because she is not officially under contract to WWE. That means that she does not have to give up a cut of her merchandise sales, and she does not have to go through the daily training.
September 3, 2015
It seems like Kana is very much set on signing a contract with WWE, even though she stated not too long ago that she wanted to retire from professional wrestling. She is scheduled to show up in the USA next month to do the routine medical testing required before a contract is signed. The star from Japan will then need some time in developmental to get used to the new style, which means she won't appear on the main roster for a while.
September 3, 2015
If Seth Rollins was looking forward to having his real life girlfriend on the road with him in the future, he was terribly let down today. WWE announced that they have given Zahra Schreiber a release. The developmental diva was able to survive a nude scandal and affair scandal. However, when racially motivated photos showed up on social media, management could not protect her any longer.
August 31, 2015
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