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
Many fans automatically assumed that the UFC debut match for CM Punk would take place when the promotion does a pay per view in his hometown of Chicago. It makes all the marketing sense in the world to do that because the audience would more than likely be hot for the former world heavyweight champion. However, during an interview, Punk stated that it was unlikely to happen because the pressure would simply be too much to handle.
April 26, 2015
Those that follow her on social media know that Missy Hyatt is still a weekly watcher of professional wrestling. What they did not know was that she is also a thief. It has now been revealed that the former WCW star was arrested last month in Florida. Missy has been charged with grand theft in her hometown. No word on what item was stolen, but the county classifies grand theft as more than $300 but less than $5000.
April 18, 2015
Since Ireland is one of their stops during the tour of Europe, WWE made sure to bring a hometown hero to help sell the show. Finn Balor was brought along with the main roster. He received a great ovation from the audience as expected. He successfully defeated Adrian Neville in a match. Afterwards Sheamus came out to congratulate his fellow countrymen. However, to play up his new heel character, he turned on Balor and attacked him.
April 10, 2015
Some good news for Zack Ryder fans across the country. You can now have the opportunity to watch him at live events in your hometown again. The longtime WWE star noted through social media that this was the first time that he was back on the road touring with the company since the beginning of November. Ryder has worked a couple of televised matches during that stretch, but he has spent much of his time off the road for whatever reasons.
March 2, 2015
When CM Punk announced that he had signed a contract with UFC, neither side was able to provide a specific date for his debut match. Rumors are now heating up that it could be on July 25, when the promotion does a card in Chicago, which happens to be the hometown of Punk. There, he would more than likely receive a warm ovation from the live audience. Plus, since it will be aired for free on Fox, that should draw in a ton of wrestling fans.
February 13, 2015
Through social media, Ryback revealed to fans that he was denied entry to a WWE live event in his hometown of Las Vegas over the weekend. He also stated that he purchased a ticket, yet was not allowed in. For clarification, this is simply a matter of him portraying his character and preserving the story line of him being fired by The Authority. The Big Guy is expected back on television soon. He is also scheduled for the Royal Rumble.
January 18, 2015
Since the event was being held in their hometown of New York City, Noelle Foley and Dewey Foley decided to pay a visit to TNA during the first episode of Impact Wrestling on Destination America. The two of them were allowed backstage to greet the wrestlers before taking their seats in the front row. As many of you already know, Noelle is training to become a professional wrestler, so it is a smart move for her to network within the industry.
January 10, 2015
When CM Punk announced that he was signing a contract with UFC, many immediately wondered which training camp he would choose, in order to get him ready for his first professional MMA fight. Reports have surfaced that he has chosen Roufusport, a Milwaukee based camp that is just 90 minutes away from his hometown of Chicago. Roufusport is well known for their training in strikes, but they also have Olympic level wrestling coaches as well.
December 25, 2014