Fans in Fresno and Ontario are in for quite the treat this week. When WWE rolls into town for a pair of live events, Chris Jericho will be working matches against Kevin Owens. Those should be beyond spectacular. The belief is that Jericho, who is almost done with his contract with the company, requested the matches because he wanted to work with Owens.
August 1, 2015
In a sign that his broken nose injury might be a lot more serious than the internet wrestling community believes, John Cena has not only been pulled from live events and telvision, the United States Heavyweight Champion has also been removed from the upcoming tour of Australia. That is a pretty serious move because WWE knows that Cena is quite the draw in that country.
July 31, 2015
When asked about what the loss of Hulk Hogan meant to WWE, Vince McMahon opted to downplay the situation by stating that it has no material effect on them. This comes on the heel of the company losing at least $50 million in stock because of his departure. Hogan also moved a good amount of merchandise and was a proven draw at live events, especially in the international market.
July 30, 2015
In a fine example of how much WWE values their live event show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Brock Lesnar has been booked to work the event. That was one of the stipulations that management inserted into his new and higher paying contract. The company has treated the show with as much importance as they do the pay per view events.
July 30, 2015
As many of you already know, Miz was pegged as a replacement for Hulk Hogan on Tough Enough. Now, word has come out that Shawn Michaels has signed on to become the special guest general manager when WWE does a couple of live events in Australia next month. There were rumors that Ric Flair was in line for both gigs, but he could not come to an agreement with the front office.
July 29, 2015
After creating quite a buzz with his debut in NXT, Samoa Joe has been a bit quiet lately. A big reason for that is because Kevin Owens was promoted to the main roster in WWE. The belief is that Joe will be moved into a title program with Finn Balor soon, as the two of them have been headlining live events together recently. That could be the setup for television.
July 25, 2015
England is a hot bed for professional wrestling, and Jeff Jarrett is going to try to cash in on his investment of Brutus Magnus immediately by doing a live event there towards the end of October. The former world heavyweight champion will more than likely headline the two GFW events. There may be more dates added between now and then as well.
July 20, 2015
The reclamation of Eva Marie has moved on to the next step. After spending several months working out privately with Brian Kendrick, the fiery red head is now booked to work live events for NXT. Management has opted to have her work with Bayley, who is internally viewed as one of the better female performers in the entire company.
July 18, 2015
Since he was the son of the owner of WWE, Shane McMahon was worried that the wrestlers in the locker room were going to resent him for the perceived nepotism. It has now been revealed that in order to win over the boys, McMahon actually traveled on the road with them to live events instead of using the more luxurious travel means that the company had for him.
July 17, 2015
In a strong effort to improve their product, TNA has announced that they have partnered up with A01 Prouctions, who will now be working hand in hand with the Harris Brothers to produce episodes of Impact Wrestling. The company will also be on hand to help figure out how to do live events in the near future.
July 15, 2015