One of the most memorable roles in movie history was almost played by Nikita Koloff. The former NWA star revealed that he was one of the three finalists to play the role of Ivan Drago, the main antagonist to Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 4. He stated that he was flown out to Los Angeles for one final audition. However, studio executives decided that it would be best to go with Dolph Lundgren because he was not as big as Koloff.
May 24, 2015
In what seemed like the longest job interview in the history of mankind, WWE has finally signed Adam Pearce to a contract. He will be joining the developmental training staff of NXT. Pearce will also be working as a producer on their weekly show. Over the past year, the former NWA Heavyweight Champion has done guest training at the performance center. Management was impressed, but they did not finalize a deal until now.
May 19, 2015
Several years back, Kurt Angle laid out a challenge to anyone in WWE to wrestle him. Out came John Cena, and the rest is history. When it came time for the creative department to come up with a way for Sami Zayn to make his debut on Monday Night Raw, the team opted to use the Cena debut as a template. Fortunately for them, Bret Hart was in the house, so they used his legendary status and popularity to further excite the Montreal audience.
May 5, 2015
Considering how well things have worked out for both sides, Dixie Carter is looking like a genius for signing a deal to get Impact Wrestling on Destination America. The network recently announced that TNA has helped them have their best first quarter in history. Carter recently secured some television deals in Canada and a couple of countries in Europe. That has helped to bring in more revenue for the company.
April 8, 2015
One of the biggest reasons why WWE opted to forgive Alundra Blayze and induct her into the hall of fame was because people in the front office wanted her to do the bit where she takes the championship belt out of the trash can. The feeling is that management has resented that incident in WCW all this time, and they wanted some closure. Some feel that it is a bit petty because it does not erase what happened in history.
April 4, 2015
In the past, WWE has been rumored to be putting more emphasis into the United States Heavyweight Championship. They seem very serious this time around. The start of plan began when they opted to put the secondary belt on John Cena, who is one of the biggest draws in the history of the industry. Now, they are doing a story line where the champion is defending the belt against any challenger on Monday Night Raw each week.
April 3, 2015
While a lot of fans have them listed as the best of all time, Devon refused to accept that honor for himself and Bully Ray. He stated in an interview that he will forever view themselves as the second best tag team in the history of professional wrestling. He states that the legendary Road Warriors should be listed at the top because everyone else is just picking up where Hawk and Animal left off.
April 1, 2015