If you're an independent wrestling promoter, and you want to have AJ Lee on your show, then it is going to cost you at least $15,000. She is asking for that as her daily rate and traveling expenses. Of course, the former diva isn't all that eager to take on these bookings at the moment because she does not really need the money. She would rather spend time with CM Punk as he trains for his UFC debut.
July 30, 2015
Pretty soon, there might be another reality television star on the WWE roster. Angelina Pivarnick from the Jersey Shore has announced that she has started to train for a potential tryout with the company. She has some experience from her time on the independent wrestling circuit and her brief stint in TNA. Management is always interested in people with name value.
July 26, 2015
According to Jim Cornette, the reason why Kevin Owens is now finding major success in WWE is because he has changed his personality. The legendary manager stated that the former NXT champion was a bit difficult to deal with backstage throughout the majority of his career. Cornette stated that Owens refused to listen to management when he was on the independent wrestling circuit.
July 26, 2015
There was an independent wrestling show that took place in Reseda over the weekend, and WWE was there in full force to scout the performers. Seth Rollins and William Regal surprised the PWG audience and monitored the action in the ring. Canyon Ceman, who is the Senior Director of Talent Development, was also in attendance as well.
July 25, 2015
During a recent interview with Busted Open, Daniel Bryan made some rather interesting remarks. First, he revealed that a neurologist has cleared him to wrestle again. However, he stated that WWE would not allow him to return just yet. Bryan stated that he is an independent contractor, so they cannot really stop him from getting back into the ring because this is his passion in life.
July 25, 2015
Since he has yet to post a response, Alberto Del Rio is being viewed as quite the real life villain right now. The former world heavyweight champion was scheduled to work an independent wrestling show in Houston, where much of the proceeds would go towards a charity. He never showed up, and the promoters are claiming that he never even made contact with them to provide an explanation.
July 13, 2015
For the majority of his career, Kevin Owens was unknown to the mainstream media. After escaping from the independent wrestling circuit and joining WWE, he is quite known, so much that Rolling Stones magazine has listed him as the wrestler of the year thus far. Management has to be quite pleased with this situation.
July 1, 2015
After a series of negotiations, it appears that Gunner and TNA have decided to part ways. The former world television champion announced through social media that was he accepting booking on the independent wrestling circuit now. While there seems to be some slight resentment, he professional opted to thanks everyone that he worked with.
June 20, 2015