When it comes to making appearances on the independent wrestling circuit, Sting isn't usually one of the faces that you're going to see at these events. Well, the upcoming WWE Hall of Fame inductee has decided to sign on for three shows with Big Time Wrestling. One of the events will also feature former WCW star Lex Luger, which means that the reunion could make the event much more successful than normal.
February 9, 2016
In a move that has been expected but still surprising, Daniel Bryan has announced that he is going to retire from professional wrestling. The former world heavyweight champion attempted to gain his release from WWE so that he can go wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit. However, Vince McMahon refused to let him out of his contract, which is similar to the situation that Rey Mysterio was stuck in not too long ago.
February 8, 2016
While doing an interview with The Independent, Dean Ambrose specifically mentioned that he would love to wrestle a match against Samoa Joe, as that would be something new for his character. Ambrose stated that since he has been around WWE for a while now, he has worked with just about everyone on the main roster. There are currently no plans in place for Joe to be elevated to the main roster any time soon, unfortunately.
January 14, 2016
Since her husband, Brutus Magnus, has been sidelined with a serious injury, there are rumors that Mickie James could be working more dates on the independent wrestling circuit. Magnus is not going to be able to wrestle for several months. The belief is that Mickie might be more willing to sign a short term deal with WWE to work while her husband is recovering. No word yet on if the company has expressed interest.
December 29, 2015
It appears that Melina could be done with Lucha Underground. The promotion made the decision to replace her with independent wrestler Taya Valkyrie. There are reports floating around that the former WWE diva was very difficult to work with backstage. She has denied the allegations vehemently through social media. Melina states that these rumors are simply made up to make her look bad again.
December 3, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Brad Maddox had been released by WWE because of comments that he made towards fans in Indianapolis during a dark match on Monday Night Raw. The 31 year old did not take long to decide on what he wants to do with his career next. A return to the independent wrestling circuit was announced. Maddox also revealed that he will be going by Mad Braddox from now on.
November 30, 2015
Since he was a natural talker, as evident by the fact that he was once utilized as the on screen general manager of Monday Night Raw, WWE kept Brad Maddox around for as long as they could to see if they could find something that will work for him. Apparently, that quest has been canceled. Maddox has been given his release from his contract. He is now free to work on the independent wrestling circuit.
November 25, 2015
While doing a podcast interview show with Chris Jericho, Luke Harper revealed something very interesting about his personal life. Prior to being signed to a developmental contract with WWE, he was working on the independent wrestling scene. Since he needed to supplement his money, Harper also worked as a librarian for the city. He stated that he was in charge of keeping up with the text books.
November 24, 2015
There were small rumblings over the weekend that Mr Anderson was going to make a surprise appearance at the Survivor Series. That stems from the fact that the former world heavyweight champion was actually in Atlanta for the weekend. However, he was not there because of WWE. Anderson worked an independent wrestling show for a promotion owned by Luke Gallows.
November 24, 2015