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
For those of you that are not aware, Taryn Terrell has another job outside of being the Knockouts Champion in TNA. She is also a stunt woman in Hollywood. However, do not expect her to follow in the footsteps of Dwayne Johnson and Batista by leaving the wrestling business for movies. Taryn stated publicly that wrestling is her priority. She even rejected a handful of movies over the last couple of months because of wrestling.
April 25, 2015
As if he doesn't already have enough legal issues on his plate at the moment, Vince McMahon is facing yet another one. This time, it is being filed by Tommy Gilbert, who is acting on behalf of the late Eddie Gilbert and Doug Gilbert, who portrayed the Dark Patriot in GWF. Gilbert is suing both WWE and ESPN for using footage of his sons without their permissions. Representatives from both companies feel confident they can get the case dismissed.
April 19, 2015
WWE is really going all out for Triple H in regards to the special entrance that he is going to make at Wrestlemania during his match against Sting. Management decided to incorporate Arnold Schwarzenegger by having HHH doing a Terminator themed routine. There are reports that he is actually going to include footage from the upcoming edition of that film series. Schwarzeneger himself might be involved in the entrance as well.
March 26, 2015
Since WWE is promoting a DVD on Booker T that focuses on how he turned his life around, there are rumors floating around that the company might do one for Sean Waltman. As of right now, that biography does not appear to be a priority. He has been involve in plenty of memorable moments, so there would be more than enough footage. However, Waltman did go through some really dark times that should not be in the spotlight.
March 22, 2015
Since Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards were forced to vacate the tag team championship because the former is out with a broken foot, TNA has decided to put together a tournament to crown new titleholders. Thus far, seven teams have been revealed, and it appears that management is scouring the independent wrestling circuit to see if they could find a surprise entrant that will create a buzz for the company.
March 16, 2015
WWE was not as oblivious to the accusations thrown at Bill DeMott as many fans assume them to be. There are cameras installed throughout the performance center, and the company does keep footage of all the practices. The move was done a couple of years back because the front office wanted to protect themselves from potential lawsuits from disgruntled developmental wrestlers who ended up not making it to the main roster.
March 14, 2015