A friendship in professional that does not get discussed frequently is the one between WWE stars Kane and Zeb Colter. In a recent interview, the former stated that the latter was the person that helped him get into the business. Glen Jacobs spent some time networking with people in the industry, and he eventually got to meet with Colter at an independent wrestling event in Illinois. Colter then pointed him to the Dean Malenko wrestling school.
April 1, 2015
There was a lot of interesting things said and done during the hall of fame induction speech by Rikishi. One of the more interesting ones was the fact that he refused to mention Scotty 2 Hotty and Brian Christopher, two guys that were integral parts of his rise in WWE. Reports have now surfaced that the three of them had a falling out during an event on the independent wrestling circuit. Too Cool both mentioned something on social media in response.
March 29, 2015
The status of Brittany has been a mystery for much of the year. Some believed that was signing a contract with WWE to become a developmental diva in NXT, while others were saying that she had agreed to make a return to TNA. Neither of those scenarios has happened. The woman legally known as Santana Garrett is definitely not too injured to be used, as she still frequently performs on the independent wrestling circuit.
March 21, 2015
Apparently, WWE is still really bitter about the Young Bucks rejecting their offer last year. The brothers were asked to go in for a tryout because they had become one of the hottest acts on the independent wrestling circuit and internationally. However, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson opted to remain free agents. Management is said to be furious because they are not used to performers not wanting to work for them.
March 19, 2015
Since Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards were forced to vacate the tag team championship because the former is out with a broken foot, TNA has decided to put together a tournament to crown new titleholders. Thus far, seven teams have been revealed, and it appears that management is scouring the independent wrestling circuit to see if they could find a surprise entrant that will create a buzz for the company.
March 16, 2015
Being an independent wrestling promotion is going to get a lot harder come May. That is when WWE is tentatively planning on having the stars of NXT begin touring the country. Unlike the main roster, the developmental wrestlers would be performer is smaller venues in towns that might not normally get the big name stars coming through. Guys like Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami, Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville are hard to compete against.
March 15, 2015
The next series of Impact Wrestling episodes being taped in May should be interesting ones. There are talks that Elijah Burke could be making his return to TNA during that point in time. He even teased it publicly on social media. Burke left the company more than two years ago and has remained active on the independent wrestling circuit. Despite being one of the best talkers in the business, WWE showed no interest in bringing him back on board.
March 13, 2015
Since he is having a bit of a hard time trying to secure a television contract with one of the national networks, Jeff Jarrett is said to be pitching the idea of doing a test run. GFW would run a super show that would feature talent from AAA, New Japan, the independent wrestling circuit in the US and international stars from the many business deals that he has set up overseas. Thus far, none of the networks have expressed interest in that.
March 13, 2015
An independent wrestler named Hannibal has provided the most bizarre Bill DeMott story yet. He claims that the head trainer once had Luke Gallows strip completely naked in the ring. DeMott then allegedly held jelly donuts in the faces of Zack Ryder and Melissa Coates while they took the stink face move from Gallows. It is being said that the talent agreed to do this because it would have enabled them to skip a regular training day.
March 7, 2015
CHIKARA is doing another King of Trios event, and they have managed to pull off a bit of a coup by signing three of the most popular free agents on the independent wrestling circuit. AJ Styles, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson will be competing in the tournament and representing the Bullet Club, their massively popular stable from New Japan. No word yet on who they will be facing first that night, but there is a very good chance they win it all.
March 3, 2015