In a very smart move, CM Punk has decided to postpone his UFC debut so that he can have surgery to repair a herniated disc that was suffered after years of being in a professional wrestling ring. While some WWE fans will criticize Punk for avoiding the fight, it is a wiser move to be as healthy as possible before stepping foot into the Octagon. Otherwise, you lower your chances of picking up the much needed credibility and victory.
February 10, 2016
Once Monday Night Raw ended, WWE cameras continued to capture footage as most of the performers backstage came out to the ramp to show appreciation for Daniel Bryan, who announced his retirement this week. Chris Jericho was spotted wearing a Social Outcasts shirt, and the former world heavyweight champion has been receiving praise from the internet wrestling community for showing support to the new stable.
February 9, 2016
A lot of professional wrestlers try their hands at acting at some point in their careers. MVP does not want to follow those footsteps. Instead, he wants to be more like Chris Jericho. The former WWE United States Heavyweight Champion stated that he is inspired by Jericho and wants to start his own hardcore band before he is too old to do so. Montel Vontavious Porter wants to be known as the "black Henry Rollins".
January 2, 2016
It looks like there may be some issues between Bret Hart and Vince McMahon soon. Reports have surfaced that footage of his matches from Stampede have been removed from the WWE Network. Hart purchased the rights to those particular matches from his parents. World Wrestling Entertainment only owns the other matches that do not involve Bret.
December 7, 2015
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