As some of you may already know, WWE has been battling a handful of lawsuits against former performers who are claiming that their health are at risk because of what the company put them through. You can add Doink the Clown to the list now. The family of the deceased star has filed a lawsuit in Dallas against World Wrestling Entertainment.
June 26, 2015
Things are not looking too good for the health of Blackjack Mulligan. He was scheduled to undergo brain surgery to alleviate some pain that he has been experiencing. Unfortunately, though, that had to be put on hold as the legendary wrestler ended up suffering a heart attack first. Mulligan is in critical condition, but he is awake.
June 17, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that Scott Hall has signed a contract to be a member of the GFW roster. That is not true. The speculation arose when the promotion revealed that the former Intercontinental Champion has signed on to do an appearance for them in June. While it is true that Hall has stated that he would not be opposed to working another match now that he is somewhat healthy again, he will never be a full time guy again.
May 16, 2015
During a recent interview the Des Moines Register, Seth Rollins revealed the reason why he chose Davenport, Iowa as his hometown. He stated that it enables him to disconnect from the world when he is not on the road with WWE. He stated that since it is such a small town, he can separate himself from the character that he plays on television. Rollin believes that doing that is crucial for his health, as some performers remain in character at all times.
May 10, 2015
Not wanting to give up the spotlight, Jerry Lawler has decided to risk his own health by stepping into the ring at an independent wrestling event this past weekend. He worked a match for Maryland Championship Wrestling on Saturday evening. Lawler teamed up with the heavyweight champion of the promotion in a handicap tag team match against three opponents. Since he is a big star, the local guys were forced to do the job.
May 4, 2015
Some very sad news to announce. Late on Monday night, it was revealed that Verne Gagne has passed away at the age of 89. No word yet on the official cause of death, but the AWA legend had been battling Alzheimer's disease for the past couple of years. He made news back in 2009 when an altercation that he had at a health care facility ended up causing the death of his roommate. Gagne was rarely seen in public over the past year.
April 27, 2015
WWE revealed that Daniel Bryan might not be healthy enough to work his scheduled match against Wade Barrett at Extreme Rules on Sunday night. A replacement match was being discussed, and rumors are now saying that it will be a match between Bray Wyatt and Ryback. If Bryan is healthy enough to work, then the pay per view proceeds as normal. Wyatt would then get his much needed big win at Payback the following month.
April 21, 2015
While everyone is definitely concerned about his health, many backstage in WWE are questioning Daniel Bryan for his decision to not undergo additional surgery to repair his neck. For whatever reasons, he has opted against doing that. Bryan recently stated that age could be catching up to him because he feels that it has taken him longer to get back into a groove this time around. He is still expected to work Extreme Rules, however.
April 18, 2015
As a sign of how seriously concerned WWE is about the health of Daniel Bryan, the company has now confirmed that he was sent home early from the tour of Europe. He worked a tag team match with John Cena during the Smackdown taping. The front office then put him on a plane, so that he can go home and recover. Officials are saying that it is a precautionary move. No word yet on when Bryan will be heading back on the road to work.
April 15, 2015
There is a lot of concern backstage in WWE over the health of Daniel Bryan. It is being said that his previous injuries are really having an effect on him. Some feel that he never fully recovered during his time off. Management is going to allow him to continue working to see if he can fight through it. However, the plan is to protect him as much as possible in matches. That is why we will see fewer singles matches from the former world champion.
April 14, 2015