While doing a podcast interview show with Chris Jericho, Luke Harper revealed something very interesting about his personal life. Prior to being signed to a developmental contract with WWE, he was working on the independent wrestling scene. Since he needed to supplement his money, Harper also worked as a librarian for the city. He stated that he was in charge of keeping up with the text books.
November 24, 2015
Earlier today, a photo surfaced on social media that shows Austin Aries making his arrival at an NXT event in Florida. That has sparked rumors that the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion is on the verge of signing a contract with WWE to help add depth to the developmental brand. Management is now leaning towards the idea of having seasoned veterans mixed in with the fresher faces.
November 19, 2015
For years, Bill DeMott and Billy Gunn were staples of the developmental program in WWE. DeMott was fired after a major controversy. Well, now Gunn is following him out the door. Management was forced to fire Gunn after finding out that he was taking performance enhancing drugs for his power lifting career that he was doing on the side. The front office stated that they had no idea he was even doing that.
November 13, 2015
Reports have surfaced that Nick Dinsmore is in negotiations with WWE to make yet another return. Though there is a slight chance that he could be returning as an in ring performer, the general belief is that he is being brought back to be a trainer in the developmental system. Dinsmore worked in that capacity for much of 2014 before being released. Rumors stated that he was let go because of backstage politics at the time.
October 27, 2015
Earlier in the year, Cameron informed her fans that she was going to be taking a break from professional wrestling. Then, she contradicted herself by showing up at the performance center for further training. Now, the WWE diva has taken her fabrication to another level. She worked a match in NXT against Asuka. Regardless of what she says, the belief is that she will be working in the developmental program for the time being.
October 23, 2015
Since his gimmick works so well in NXT, WWE has decided that Tyler Breeze will be using the same gimmick, theme song and entrance routine when he makes the move from the developmental program to the main roster. Management has already ordered his promotion to go through, so he will be doing double duty on some weeks until the end of the year. Rumors strongly persist that he will be paired with Summer Rae.
October 21, 2015
Since he worked some NXT live events, the belief was that Tommaso Ciampa would more than likely receive a developmental contract from WWE. It looks like that might be coming true. While working a overseas show in Europe, Ciampa was reportedly telling people that the deal was close to done and he should be working full time with the World Wrestling Entertainment before the year ends.
October 18, 2015
Since he was named the number one contender so soon after his debut, the belief was that Apollo Crews was going to be given a very nice push in NXT. However, there are talks that his stint in the developmental brand might be pretty brief. There are those in management that are pushing for him to be elevated onto the main roster in WWE. They feel that they can find a use for him immediately.
October 16, 2015
Those rumors about WWE giving Apollo Crews a major push turned out to be true after all. The developmental wrestler has now been named the number one contender to the NXT Championship currently held by Finn Balor. Crews leapfrogged over several other performers, including Tyler Breeze and Samoa Joe, to get that highly coveted spot. The belief is that there is a very good chance of him winning the championship soon.
October 15, 2015