Rumors spread on Thursday that Samoa Joe met with WWE officials to negotiate a developmental contract. It is now looking more and more likely that it did happen, as Jim Ross himself has confirmed that he saw Joe earlier in the day. Ross is in Orlando, where the performance center happens to be, to tape a show with Mick Foley for the Network. The belief is that Joe will sign a deal and start with NXT around June of 2015.
April 24, 2015
A lot of speculations have been started overnight since fans spotted Jim Ross in the audience at the NXT show. Those rumors were further flamed when it was revealed that the legendary commentator stated that he was going to be attending the hall of fame ceremony, something he was not originally planning. A lot of people are under the assumption that he is negotiating to return to WWE in some form or capacity. He might also be at Wrestlemania.
March 28, 2015
During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Melina talked about her release from WWE. She stated that she is now over it and has accepted that it was something that needed to happen. The 36 year old now understands that the company needed to clear roster spots for fresher faces. She also reiterated that the rumors about backstage heat leading to her departure were not true. She was not nearly as crazy as her character was.
March 22, 2015
Some rumors will never die, it seems. As the latest guest of Jim Ross on his podcast show, Melina was asked to address the issue once again. She stated that she was in a relationship with John Morrison for approximately eleven years. It was revealed that the two of them broke up because of rumors that she had cheated on Morrison with Batista, whom she stated was merely a friend backstage who stood up for her when others ridiculed her.
March 13, 2015
While an extremely motivated Jeff Jarrett continues to work on getting a television deal for his new promotion, there have been a ton of speculations as to the details of GFW. Rumors surfaced recently that the voice of the promotion will be a very familiar one to longtime wrestling fans. It is being said that Jarrett is hoping to bring together Jim Ross and Mike Tenay as his broadcasting team. He tried teaming them up for New Japan in January.
February 26, 2015
Rumors have spread through the internet wrestling community that Jim Ross might be making an appearance at the Royal Rumble tonight. As of right now, there are no plans by WWE for that to happen. The speculations spread because the legendary commentator was spotted in Philadelphia. The reason why he is there is because he is doing his one man show in the afternoon. Slight chance he might visit backstage at the show, however.
January 25, 2015
Rumors surfaced not too long ago that officials from Lucha Underground have been talking to Jim Ross about a potential contract with the company. Those speculations were fueled even further when Konnan made a public statement about it as well. Ross, however, has publicly denied those rumors. The longtime WWE commentator stated that while he is willing to listen to offers, he has yet to have any communication with this particular promotion.
January 23, 2015