Sting staying with TNA
Sting's contract is set to expire at the end of the month, but the legendary performer has agreed to work a match against Ethan Carter in January, which has led many to believe that he might extend his deal with TNA another year.
Vince McMahon gaining more power
While the belief was that he would reduce his workload, Vince McMahon is actually picking up more responsibilities with the creative department now that Stephanie McMahon is moving on to become the brand manager for WWE.
WWE not interested in AJ Styles
With AJ Styles set to leave TNA soon, there does not appear to be much interest in him from WWE. The company has been leaning against bringing in established performers and want to focus on developing wrestlers on their own.
Batista available for WWE return
Rumors about Batista returning to WWE are heating up again, as teh former world champion doesn't have another movie lined up yet, and he doesn't need to start promoting Guardians of the Galaxy until the fall of 2014.
Big E Langston being elevated
WWE is hinting that the Intercontinental Championship will be given a boost once John Cena or Randy Orton unify the two main championship belts at TLC. That means that Big E Langston could be in line for a big push very soon.
Mason Ryan being brought up as a tag team wrestler
With WWE planning on putting more focus on the tag team division in 2014, there's a very good chance that Mason Ryan could finally be brought back up to the main roster again. He's currently teaming with Jason Jordan in NXT.
WWE high on Summer Rae
It was a very telling sign to those within the company that Summer Rae was the only WWE diva chosen to make an appearance with the Bella Twins, both of whom are considered untouchable, at the Wrestlemania 31 press conference.
Ryback deletes all of his tweets
In a rather interesting move, Ryback has once again deleted all of his tweets on Twitter. This is the third or fourth time that it has happened. WWE has instructed him to do so before, and it seems like they've done that again.
Great Khali still viewed as asset by WWE
While a lot of fans are confused as to why he is still on the roster, WWE still views the Great Khali as a marketing asset. The company specifically made it a point to have him present during the Wrestlemania 31 press conference earlier this week.
John Morrison not signing with TNA
While the company has expressed some interest in picking up the former WWE star, John Morrison isn't likely to sign with TNA any time soon, as he is currently keeping himself rather busy with independent wrestling dates and other projects.
Seth Rollins viewed as mid card wrestler
The belief is that WWE officials view Seth Rollins as a mid card performer. While he is unlikely to ever break past the glass ceiling, he is solid enough of a worker who can stick with the company for years as a supporting cast member.
Rey Mysterio teaming with Big Show
Since WWE officials do not have a story line for Rey Mysterio, they have decided to throw him together with Big Show into a tag team. The two of them are expected to work together until at least the Royal Rumble.
Antonio Cesaro still turning face
There are still plans within WWE to turn Antonio Cesaro into a baby face. It was supposed to have happened already, but the creative department simply has not found the time nor a suitable story to break him away from Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger.
WWE surprised by Daniel Bryan fans
While many were expecting the fans to be supportive of Daniel Bryan, WWE officials were shocked that the Seattle audience were able to hijack the final segment of Monday Night Raw, which was to promote the upcoming TLC pay per view.
AJ Lee robbed of award
While WWE has been proclaiming that the voting process for the Slammy Awards has been completely legitimate, there are many that are skeptical because they feel that AJ Lee would have garnered the most votes for the Diva of the Year award.
Rockstar Spud being praised in TNA
Many have been praising Rockstar Spud for his work in TNA, as many feel that he is really getting into his character. The European star recently made his Impact Wrestling debut as the executive assistant for Dixie Carter.
Backstage heat on Dixie Carter
While many understand that it was a business decision, there is still said to be some backstage heat towards Dixie Carter for failing to come to terms on a new contract with AJ Styles, especially from those that are extremely close with him.
WWE still wants Goldberg
While negotiations have not advanced too far, WWE still wants Goldberg to make a return and work a big match at Wrestlemania 30. In fact, there are those that believe that the creative department is saving a spot specifically for him.
Skepticism of Bad News Barrett gimmick
There are those within WWE that are skeptical about the Bad News Barrett gimmick that recently made its debut, as many are concerned that Wade Barrett will have his gimmick abruptly taken away from him like he has in the past.
Randy Orton upset with John Cena
After the final segment of Monday Night Raw went off the air, Randy Orton reportedly threw a fit backstage because he was upset at how harsh the promo that John Cena cut on him. Cena had gone off the script and improvised.
No backstage heat on Lilian Garcia
There is said to be very little to no backstage heat towards Lilian Garcia for focusing on her music career. The longtime WWE announcer recently performed in Los Angeles and Las Vegas with her new band.
Bret Hart upset with Randy Orton
Word going around is that Bret Hart was upset with the manner in which Randy Orton brought up the Montreal Screwjob during the final segment on Monday Night Raw this week. He feels WWE should have told him beforehand.
Backstage heat on John Cena
There was some backstage heat on John Cena from WWE officials after he opted to break away from the script during the closing segment of Monday Night Raw, in order to play to the Seattle audience and their infatuation with Daniel Bryan.
Big Show having issues with knee
While he continues to tour with the company and work matches, Big Show is said to be having quite a bit of issues with his injured knee. WWE needs him for the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania, so he's expected to work through it.
Ultimate Warrior DVD being released
All signs are pointing to WWE working on a brand new Ultimate Warrior DVD, one that will not mock him like the previous one. There are talks that it will be released around Wrestlemania time to coincide with a possible induction ceremony.
Cameron leaving WWE soon
Many are under the belief that Cameron will not be sticking around with WWE for the long run. Since she's focused on her reality television career and music career, the feeling is that she is simply using the industry to get to the next level.
TNA not interested in Kassius Ohno
TNA has shown very little to no interest in signing Kassius Ohno, the former ROH star who was recently released by WWE. That does not come as a surprise, though, as the TNA front office is currently slowing things down for the holidays.
Brock Lesnar not at Monday Night Raw
While there were some chatter amongst fans about a potential return last night, there were never any plans within WWE to have Brock Lesnar showing up at Monday Night Raw. As of right now, he's got the rest of the year off.
Vince McMahon announcing WWE Network
Word going around right now that is the big announcement from Vince McMahon in January is going to be the official launch date of the long rumored WWE Network. A press conference has been scheduled in Las Vegas next month.
Bobby Lashley not returning to wrestling
The feeling within the wrestling industry is that Bobby Lashley won't be returning any time soon. While a UFC stint seems highly unlikely, the former WWE star is doing well enough in MMA to keep pursuing his career in the sport.
Bret Hart at Monday Night Raw
One of the reasons why WWE contacted Bret Hart to present a Slammy award on Monday Night Raw was because they needed a familiar former world champion to take part in the final segment of the show.
Chris Jericho leaning towards music over WWE
At this point in his life, it is being said that Chris Jericho is leaning more towards music than professional wrestling, so that does not bode too well for people hoping that he would be making a return to WWE in early 2014.
Daniel Bryan possibly winning Superstar of the Year
There are talks that WWE will have Daniel Bryan winning the Superstar of the Year award during Monday Night Raw, so that they can further tease a potential match against Shawn Michaels, who happens to be presenting tonight.
Backstage heat on Sargent Slaughter
There are those within WWE that are really upset with Sargent Slaughter right now because of his comments during a recent interview about the company not treating and utilizing Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler properly.
Big E Langston safe in WWE
The belief is that Big E Langston has a really safe position within WWE because of his real life relationship with John Cena. Many feel that management will give him a decent push in order to appease the World Heavyweight Champion.
Extending the Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan story line
One of the ideas being thrown around backstage in WWE is to have extend the story line between Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan to the point where the two of them can work a big match at Wrestlemania 30.
AJ Styles working outside of TNA
Word going around the industry right now is that AJ Styles is already accepting booking for independent wrestling shows through his agent. His contract with TNA is set to expire in the middle of December and no new agreement has been reached.
Sin Cara contract ending this month
The contract that Sin Cara signed with WWE is set to expire at the end of December, and management is leaning towards letting the performer leave while retaining the rights to utilize the character with Hunico.
CM Punk needs Wrestlemania opponent
One of the biggest reasons why WWE is considering a rematch between CM Punk and Triple H at Wrestlemania is because the company does not have a fresh top level opponent for the Straight Edge Superstar.
Kassius Ohno not returning to WWE
While the company has publicly left the door open for a potential return, the belief is that Kassius Ohno has no intentions of ever coming back to WWE, as he feels that management will not give him a fair chance to succeed.
Stephanie McMahon burnt out
One of the reasons why Stephanie McMahon is stepping away from the creative department a bit is because she is burnt out, having held the position for several years with WWE now. She will still throw out ideas to Triple H, however.
Daniel Bryan preparing for life after WWE
While he hopes to be with WWE for several more years, it is being said that Daniel Bryan has wisely been preparing for life after the company. Having struggled through the independent wrestling scene for a decade, he lives rather modestly.
Randy Orton expected to win
Many within WWE are expecting Randy Orton to beat John Cena to capture both belts at the TLC pay per view. The belief is that management will allow Cena to lose the match since it can be done without a pin fall or submission.
Curtis Axel and Ryback teaming up
Since the creative department doesn't have a story line for either guy, there are talks that Curtis Axel and Ryback could become a more permanent tag team in WWE.
WWE not signing Mickie James yet
There does not appear to be much of a rush for WWE to bring Mickie James back into the fold, as the company is currently focused on building up the girls that are featured on Total Divas at the moment.
CM Punk pondering retirement
With his injuries seemingly being non stop, CM Punk has been pondering retirement again. The former WWE champion has repeatedly stated that he does not want to stay too long in the industry and could be gone within two to three years.
Potential kickoff match for TLC
The top candidates to work the kickoff match at the TLC pay per view right now are Xavier Woods, R Truth, Brodus Clay and Tensai. There's also a chance that WWE could opt to do a singles match between Woods and Clay as well.
Paul Heyman returning at Royal Rumble
While the company was discussing ideas on a potential new client for Paul Heyman, it now appears that WWE will hold off on bringing the ECW founder back into the mix at the Royal Rumble, where Brock Lesnar is rumored to be returning.
WWE not using Aksana
Since there is still some backstage heat on her and since the Survivor Series is over, many are expecting Aksana to not be utilized by WWE much on television over the next couple of months.
Jeff Hardy leaving TNA
There are speculations going around that Jeff Hardy could be leaving TNA for a period of time. No word yet on how long the former world champion will be gone or why he is taking time off.