A very interesting story was told by Skylar Astin during a podcast interview this week. He stated that when he and his brother attended a UFC event back in February, there was an incident with Brock Lesnar. Astin stated that his brother attempted to talk to Lesnar and try to convince him to return to WWE. Lesnar was then said to have lashed out, using a lot of profanity. The former heavyweight champion has yet to respond to the allegations.
May 13, 2015
Even though he is just as qualified as some of the performers that have already been inducted, do not expect to see Brutus Beefcake being thrown into the hall of fame by WWE any time soon. He has had quite a few controversial incidents over the years. Plus, the former Intercontinental Champion has backstage heat with Hulk Hogan. Considering the fact that the company wants to keep a business relationship with Hogan, the induction will not happen.
May 9, 2015
A rather disgusting incident took place during the eulogy for Verne Gagne, who passed away late last month. His son Greg Gagne and Mean Gene Okerlund were the two key speakers at the funeral. For whatever reasons, Bob Backlund rushed to the stage, took the microphone and began cutting a heel promo. Many that attended the event said that it was ridiculously out of place and unwarranted. Backlund has received a lot of heat for the incident.
May 7, 2015
A rather disturbing incident took place at an airport in New York last night. After an extensive tour of Europe and long flight, WWE stars were swarmed by fans that were waiting to take photographs and get autographs. Randy Orton wasn't having it. He reportedly yelled and berated people for bothering the performers, who were understandably fatigued. Orton has had several incidents before with the fans, as he feels that privacy should be respected.
April 20, 2015
When the tragic incident with Perro Aguayo took place, Rey Mysterio received quite a bit of death threats down in Mexico, so he avoided the country for a bit. He is now preparing to make his return there. Mysterio will return to CRASH next month. He is working a show on May 7, 2015 in Mexicali and a show on May 9, 2015 in Ensenada. A lot of people in the industry will be curious to see how the audience reacts to the masked superstar.
April 16, 2015
A memorial was held in honor of Perro Aguayo this week. He passed away after an accident in the ring during a match. Konnan, who was the first person to check on Aguayo after the incident, was there in person. Rey Mysterio, however, was not. The belief is that he felt that his presence would be a distraction and might actually upset a couple of people who blame him for the death. Mysterio is currently heading overseas for wrestling show.
April 13, 2015
There is a Legends of Wrestling event taking place on June 7, and all eyes will be on that because people want to know if the Scott Steiner rumors are true. There are reports floating around that the promoter of the show decided to pull Steiner after the controversial incident that he had at the airport with the wife of Hulk Hogan. If other promoters follow suit, then that could have quite the adverse affect on his ability to make a living.
April 10, 2015
For those that are wondering, contract negotiations between Rey Mysterio and Lucha Underground are still ongoing despite the tragic incident that took place down in Mexico. Reports have surfaced that Mysterio himself is stating that the two sides are very close to finalizing the contract. The belief is that the negotiations are taking longer than usual because it is not a simple performer contract. Revenue sharing is being discussed.
April 5, 2015
As many of you are already aware by now, Rikishi purposely did not mention Brian Christopher or Scotty 2 Hotty during his hall of fame induction speech because he has some backstage heat with them over an incident that took place at an independent wrestling show. Well, it turns out that the hatred is even stronger than we initially thought. Reports have surfaced that the big Samoan specifically requested to WWE that they be banned.
April 4, 2015