Apparently, there is some backstage heat towards Ric Flair, mostly from the older performers in the business. When Nick Bockwinkel died, very few details were revealed. That turned out to be on purpose because the family asked their friends to keep things out of the public. Prior to Bockwinkel dying, Flair had casually mentioned that he was having some issues with his health.
November 20, 2015
It appears that Sami Zayn recently attempted to test out his body inside of a professional wrestling ring to see if he is anywhere near healthy enough to make a return to NXT. Unfortunately, though, it does not seem like his body is quite ready yet. Initially, Zayn was projected to make a return in October, but his body did not heal as expected. Management is concerned that he has lost all of the momentum that he built up.
November 11, 2015
The odds of Sting being utilized more frequently to help alleviate the loss of Seth Rollins are said to be extremely low. WWE is said to be concerned about his health after how badly he was banged up in his last match. It makes them want to only use him for special occasions. There is also a financial issue with using Sting more frequently. His asking is rightfully higher than normal. Plus, he does not do the tours.
November 8, 2015
While there has been no confirmed return date just yet, the belief is that WWE is hoping that Randy Orton can be healthy in time for the Royal Rumble. A surprise return at a pay per view like that could do wonders for his momentum. Orton, of course, is going to be placed in a high profile match at Wrestlemania, so the front office would love to have him around for a couple of months before then.
November 2, 2015
During a podcast interview, Santino Marella was asked about how he felt when he saw the top stars in WWE being given luxurious tour buses to utilize while they were on the road. The former Intercontinental Champion stated that he had no qualms with the top guys being given that luxury because he was making money off of their popularity. He needed them to be healthy, so they can carry the live events.
October 17, 2015
In November, Northeast Wrestling will celebrated their 20th year of being in business. The promoter really wanted to put on a huge show. Reports have surfaced that he attempted to sign both Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio to do a match in the main event. Both have extremely high fees, but the promoter was willing to pay it to create a buzz. Mysterio was said to be willing. However, Hardy is not healthy enough to participate.
October 14, 2015
The legendary Bruno Sammartino recently turned 80 years old, and his body is really feeling it. He is still recovering from a recent back surgery that was required because of a fall caused by his weakened knees. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be in good spirits, however. Sammartino is reportedly walking several miles a week, even though his legs are not completely healed, to keep up with his health.
October 9, 2015
The headache continues for Jimmy Snuka. He is scheduled to be in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. The legendary WWE star is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and third degree murder. Snuka is basically being accused of being involved in the death of his girlfriend back in 1983 when he was a big name star. It should be a long legal battle for the 71 year old, whose health has deteriorated tremendously.
October 5, 2015