Here is an interesting bit of trivia on Nick Bockwinkel. Like a lot of professional wrestlers, he initially was hoping to become a professional football player. Unfortunately for the former AWA star, his gridiron dreams were ended when a severe knee injury forced the University of Oklahoma to take away his scholarship. Bockwinkel decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional wrestler.
November 16, 2015
While filming an interview segment for Oprah's Master Class, Dwayne Johnson revealed some further details about his battle with depression. He was having a hard time because his football career was not going as well as he had planned. Johnson didn't have the money to go out, so he just stayed home and cleaned the apartment. He was able to break out of the depression by choosing to enter the wrestling industry.
November 15, 2015
On Halloween night, Jerry Lawler was involved in a head on collision with another vehicle. After handing out cookies with his girlfriend, the hall of fame performer decided to go out for pizza before returning home to watch college football. As Lawler was legally making a left turn, another vehicle plowed into the front passenger side of his car. Lawler was fine, but his girlfriend ended up in the emergency room for four hours.
November 1, 2015
According to executives in New Japan, WWE reached out to them to see if they could purchase their library to air on the Network. Takaaki Kidani feels that his company is being disrespected because they are not being viewed as legitimate competition by Vince McMahon. He feels that World Wrestling Entertainment wants to use the footage to gauge which of their stars are popular enough to buy out and bring to the United States.
October 21, 2015
Earlier in the week, WWE sent some of their production members to Pittsburgh to film footage with Bruno Sammartino. Reports have surfaced that they spent nearly fifteen hours filming, which most likely means that a new DVD is being produced for the former world heavyweight champion. The belief is that it should be completed pretty soon and could be on the shelves by the beginning of 2016.
October 17, 2015
Footage of Jimmy Snuka attending court in Allentown has surfaced online. As expected, he looked every bit as frail as reports have made him out to be. The WWE legend, however, was not carted in a wheelchair into the facilities. He walked on his own. His lawyers gave a public statement, saying that his client was not dreading the trial. He said that Snuka was actually looking forward to clearing his name.
October 9, 2015
There is some sadness floating around the world of professional wrestling today. Eighteen years ago, we saw the untimely passing of Brian Pillman. He had a heart attack while staying in a hotel room in Minnesota. The former college football player was there to work a pay per view for WWE later on that night. Pillman was 35 years old at the time of his death.
October 5, 2015
While Undertaker and Michelle McCool were out attending a charity event, someone decided to cover their house and yard with toilet paper. Probably not the best decision, as the former WWE diva revealed that the couple has an outdoor security system. They monitor what happens outside their home, which means that they have footage of the people responsible for the attack. The police should be involved soon.
September 27, 2015
Yesterday, it was revealed by TMZ that Paige and Alicia Fox were involved in an incident where they ended up being kicked out of a restaurant. Word coming out now is that it might have been staged to generate some publicity. Camera crews from Total Divas were on the scene, and some are saying that the footage will be used on an upcoming episode. There are still those who are claiming that the incident was real, however.
September 9, 2015
There is some concern backstage in WWE over the return of Monday Night Football next week. The NFL has historically drawn away a good portion of professional wrestling fans when it returns to the air every fall. Wrestlers are said to be worried about the situation because Vince McMahon is not too worried about it. Nothing special is being planned to pique the interest of the audience.
September 8, 2015