Since the company has long been wanting to add more marketing assets that appeal to Asian countries, WWE has opted to do some tryouts while they are in Japan for a couple of live events. Shinsuke Nakamura is one of the top names in New Japan, and he is reportedly one of the guys that is trying to make the move to the United States.
July 3, 2015
Hard as it may be to believe, but WWE is moving Zack Ryder even further away from the main roster. The veteran performer is now a full time participant in NXT live events. He will more than likely be utilized rather frequently when the brand starts doing national tours on a regular basis. Ryder has also been tasked with being a mentor for Mojo Rowley, a guy they have big plans for.
June 21, 2015
In case you have forgotten, Chris Jericho is making his return to WWE tonight. He will be working the live event in Springfield and should remain on the road with the rest of the crew for the weekend. As has been the case recently, Jericho is only going to work live events. No television shows or pay per view events are scheduled.
June 12, 2015
In a rather interesting development, WWE has decided to pull Kevin Owens from the upcoming series of live events. The NXT Heavyweight Champion was initially scheduled to work matches against John Cena at these shows. Since he has been pulled, the front office decided to add Wade Barrett as a replacement. He will more than likely work the matches against Cena. No word yet on why Owens was pulled for the weekend.
June 5, 2015
Since WWE has been putting on a full court press on trying to get Ronda Rousey to work a match at Wrestlemania, the belief is that someone from the company will be there in person when she has her next fight. Things aren't as certain since the event is going to be taking place in Brazil. Triple H is unlikely to attend since he spends his weekends on the road, directing the live events. Stephanie McMahon might be able to make it, though.
June 4, 2015
Fans have long been begging WWE to do more pay per view events from overseas, and the company has decided on just that. Management has decided to convert a regular live event in Japan into a special that will air on their online video subscription service. The addition of Brock Lesnar helped the company to sell out the event, so they decided to take advantage of that by broadcasting the show in the United States.
June 3, 2015
News broke out earlier in the week that the Bulgarian Brute was injure. WWE has now confirmed that and removed him from all live events planned for this weekend. The question now becomes, "Who will replace Rusev at Elimination Chamber?" The front office has been tossing around ideas backstage, and the popular choice seems to be Bray Wyatt. Those that oppose the move do not want to see him taking a loss at the pay per view.
May 28, 2015
It is no secret that Total Divas has become quite a bit for WWE and the E! Network. The business relationship has worked out well for all involved. After doing some extensive market research, the decision has been made to move the series from Sunday night to Tuesday night. Some of the network executives feel that it would produce even higher ratings on that day. Vince McMahon also does not like it competing with his pay per view events.
May 21, 2015
In order to give his new promotion as much of a boost as possible, Jeff Jarrett has been calling every single person in his black book. The latest name that he has signed to help GFW is Jim Duggan. An official announcement has been made that the legendary former WWE star will be taking part in an opening pitch ceremony. Duggan will also be meeting and greeting with the fans at these events. No word yet on his permanent role in the company.
May 12, 2015