Since 2016 began, Paige has yet to work a match. It has now been revealed that WWE is keeping her out of the ring because they want to make sure that she is fully recovered from the concussion that she recently suffered. The popular diva has been telling fans that it is not a major injury but management really wants to make sure that performers are healthy enough before clearing them for a return.
January 12, 2016
As expected, WWE announced that they are going to be inducting Sting into their hall of fame during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. The move has been expected from the moment that the former world heavyweight champion signed with the company. Depending on his health, there is a good chance that the 56 year old legend will be working a high profile match at the pay per view.
January 11, 2016
Since she has not worked a televised match in a while, rumors started floating around that Sasha Banks had an undisclosed injury. The WWE diva decided to respond to those allegations personally. Through social media, Sasha bemoaned the existence of such rumors, which implies that she is healthy enough to work matches. No word yet on when Banks will be booked for another television match.
January 9, 2016
On Tuesday, John Cena shocked the entire wrestling world when he announced that he had a torn rotator cuff and will require surgery. Even more shocking, the former world heavyweight champion informed all of his fans that he would not be healthy enough to work a big match at Wrestlemania. WWE will desperately need to bring in more star power because Cena was one of the biggest draws of the event.
January 6, 2016
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