While doing an interview to promote his upcoming Ballers television series, Dwayne Johnson revealed that at one point during the Attitude Era, there were plans in place for he and Ray Lewis to team up at Wrestlemania. Scheduling conflict prevented the NFL legend from being able to wrestle. Johnson and Lewis played college football together.
June 19, 2015
Thanks to the success of Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor, the road has been paved for independent wrestling veterans to make their way over to WWE. During a recent interview, Christopher Daniels stated that he is interested in following in their footsteps. However, he revealed that he is currently contractually obligated to ROH.
June 15, 2015
It looks like WWE has won the legal battle against the family of Eddie Gilbert, who had sued them for using footage of the performer on their network. It has now been revealed that the family filed a form to drop the lawsuit earlier this month. No specific reason was given, but the belief is that they came to the conclusion that they were not going to win the case.
June 15, 2015
In what is being viewed as quite the bold move, the NWA has decided to follow in the foot steps of WWE and New Japan by offering an online video streaming service. Their content is going to include footage from the 1960s until the early 1980s. The company is promoting the fact that they have nearly 800 hours of content for fans of old school wrestling. The video library is the one that is owned by legendary promoter Paul Boesch.
June 8, 2015
When WWE creates a DVD for a performer, they generally allow them some creative input. With Jerry Lawler, he is receiving a whole lot of input. The longtime commentator is being allowed to pick and choose which matches that he wants on the feature. Management is even paying him for the rights to use the footage, since Lawler owns most of the content from the Memphis territory. This is definitely a special case scenario.
May 20, 2015
Since the company now has him under contract, the smart move would be to utilize Sting as much as possible to get a return on the investment that WWE spent on him. That is a big reason why a DVD is being discussed at the moment. The WCW legend is expected to be heavily involved with the project, and he is reportedly interested in having a lot of say in how it is presented. Management already has a good amount of footage since they own the library.
April 29, 2015