Since the top of the roster is extremely thin right now, WWE has decided to take some measures to ensure that their live events numbers do not decline too severely. To do that, they have opened up the pocket book and signed Brock Lesnar for a couple of more shows. He has already been announced to work a non televised live event in Houston in January. That might be turned into a WWE Network special.
November 11, 2015
On Friday, Boogeyman told fans through social media that he had signed a legends contract with WWE. The company decided to confirm that today by releasing an official statement. Management believes that his character is still intriguing enough to fans, so he will more than likely be used a bit more frequently at fan access events. Some new merchandise is a possibility as well.
November 7, 2015
Since she is dealing with a neck injury, Nikki Bella has been pulled from the upcoming tour of Europe that WWE is doing this week. While she is staying in the United States to rehab, Alicia Fox will replace her and team up with Brie Bella for these particular set of live events. Management generally brings a lot more of the divas when they go overseas, so the lost of Nikki should not affect business too much.
November 3, 2015
During his podcast interview with Steve Austin, Ryback revealed that his contract with WWE was set to expire next year. From the sound of it, he has every intention of signing another deal to remain with the promotion. Ryback also stated that he was looking into the possibility of getting a tour bus when he is traveling to live events. Usually, management only provides those to the upper level guys.
November 3, 2015
When asked if he was willing to return to WWE, Batista stated that he would gladly do it because he still loves professional wrestling. However, he will not make a return unless the creative department gives him a bit more freedom this time around. Batista also stated that he would love to only work live events, so that he can avoid having to deal with the creative department.
November 2, 2015
Since he had leverage in negotiations, Alberto Del Rio was reportedly able to get WWE to give him a lighter schedule than the grueling one that most performers go through. The former world heavyweight champion will obviously be working television and pay per view events. There is no confirmation yet on whether or not he works live events. It might actually depend on the cities they are in.
October 26, 2015
Some interesting details have surfaced about the recent tour that WWE did in Mexico. Promoters in that country were apparently unhappy with the company because they did not book a show that was up to the standards that they had promised. Fearing that they would lose out on a lucrative market, management desperately called Undertaker to see if he would work a couple of live events. That was their way of appeasing the foreign promoters.
October 20, 2015
As some of you may already know, TNA is doing a tour of India. They made a very wise decision to partner up with the Great Khali, who is very much still revered in the country for his stint with WWE. The former world heavyweight champion has given his endorsement to the live events that will be taking place in December. He also has agreed to help the company find another local star to join Mahabali Shera on the roster.
October 19, 2015
Fans in Ireland are in for a major treat in November when WWE comes into town for a couple of live events. Management has cleverly booked matches between Finn Balor and Sheamus, who are both from that country. Another former resident of that country is Becky Lynch, who is definitely going to be working some sort of match on those particular shows.
October 19, 2015