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
Some interesting details have come out of Lucha Underground this week. It appears as if the promotion is really wanting to swing for the fences. They reportedly have a plan in place to go big, and it involves Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. The belief is that the two of them would be given some sort of ownership package if the company were to become an international sensation. Their presence has already helped in television negotiations.
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
For much of the past year, Dixie Carter had been under fire because TNA appeared to be heading downhill. The company was losing their television contract with Spike TV, and performers were leaving left and right. Her own employees reportedly started losing a lot of faith in her. Carter has now turned things around. The deal with Destination America is being highly praised, and the international deals have been finalized. Carter has support again.
February 27, 2015
In case you do not follow the international wrestling scene, one of the hottest acts in the world right now is the Bullet Club, a heel stable that has taken over New Japan. Aside from a couple of quick appearances, the group has not been seen much in the United States. That might be changing soon. During a recent interview, Jeff Jarrett hinted that the group, which his character is a member of, could be headed to GFW in the near future.
February 21, 2015
There are talks that WWE officials are looking to add an international flavor to their hall of fame induction ceremony this year. Genichiro Tenryu, one of the biggest legends in the history of wrestling in Japan, has become a rumored candidate. His international credentials alone makes him a worthy candidate, and he has accomplished a lot more than some of the performers who are already in. Tenryu has worked Wrestlemania and Royal Rumble.
February 12, 2015
Another social media milestone has been reached by WWE. The company announced that they now have more than 5 million followers on Twitter. That is more than the average amount of people that tune into Monday Night Raw each week, which means that a good amount of the followers are international. Vince McMahon is said to not completely understand social media, but he loves being able to taunt big numbers to investors.
February 3, 2015
Since she is one of the most successful female performers on the international wrestling circuit, former TNA star Sarita has been naturally linked as a potential signing for Lucha Underground, a promotion that has been trying to gain ground in the United States. However, a contract signing is unlikely to happen. She recently rejected a deal because her current contract with CMLL prevents her from working shows for a competing promotion.
January 26, 2015
In major international wrestling news, Alberto Del Rio has captured the AAA World Heavyweight Championship. He defeated El Texano, Jr, who has held the belt for two years, in the main event of Guerra de Titanes. With the win, Del Rio becomes the first wrestler to ever hold the world championship in AAA, CMLL and WWE. He has long yearned for a return to Mexico because he knew that the promotions down there would push him as a legitimate headliner.
December 8, 2014