When it was initially reported that Bob Backlund caused an awkward scene at the Verne Gagne funeral, many were under the belief that it was true because the former world heavyweight champion has shown some unusual behaviors in the past. Well, based on what others are now saying about the incident, it was blown out of proportion. Backlund was not purposely trying to disrespect Gagne, something that he has a lot of respect for.
June 4, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the Tyson Kidd incident, and they do not sound good. Apparently, the former world tag team champion suffered some sort of spinal injury during his match with Samoa Joe. He was sent to the hospital and may have had surgery. Reports have surfaced that Kidd is expected to be out of action for several months, which means that Antonio Cesaro might be utilized as a singles performer again.
June 4, 2015
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