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
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
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
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
For those of you that are wondering about the current health status of Daniel Bryan, it actually sounds a whole lot better than what WWE is making it out to be by not clearing him. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he has been cleared by a respectable doctor and that he is healthy enough to the point where he could work the main event of Summerslam this weekend.
August 21, 2015