While watching the Social Outcasts on Monday Night Raw, Branson Matthews, the winner of Tough Enough, posted something on social media about the stable being just jobbers. That drew the ire of WWE star Kevin Owens, who took to social media to respond. An argument ensued that also drew in NXT star Bull Dempsey and Stardust. Matthews did not come off looking well after the exchange. No word yet on what management thinks.
January 19, 2016
Earlier today, WWE issued an official announcement about the death of Iron Mike Sharpe at the age of 64. No cause of death has been reported at this point in time. Billing himself as the greatest athlete from Canada, Sharpe spent time in both the NWA and WWF, where he was memorably a jobber on the weekly television shows. Iron Mike spent some time training wrestlers after his retirement. His students include Charlie Haas.
January 18, 2016
There are rumors floating around that Mike Tenay could be leaving TNA, as his contract with the promotion expires at the end of 2015. Management replaced him at the announce table with Josh Mathews. Tenay ended up working backstage with the production team. The belief is that the two sides will move on from one another, and Tenay will focus on his sports betting podcast job.
December 26, 2015
When it was revealed that Dewey Foley was hired by WWE to be a part of the creative department, Mick Foley took some heat from the internet wrestling community because they thought that he had been campaigning to get his son a plush job. Mick took to social media to reveal that his son was actually hired two months ago so his latest rants had nothing to do with the hiring.
December 4, 2015
One of the reasons why WWE put the world heavyweight championship on Sheamus is because they want the fans to root for whoever he is up against. The Celtic Warrior does a pretty decent job of generating heel heat. Plus, a lot of fans aren't keen to the idea of him being in the top spot. Management has noticed that the reaction to Roman Reigns has been a bit warmer because of it.
November 24, 2015
As some of you may already know, Ricardo Rodriguez left WWE because the company refused to give him a chance as a full time in ring performer. He has since worked in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the independent wrestling circuit in the United States in such a capacity. Well, it has now been reported that Rodriguez has accepted a job in India where he is now helping Great Khali train new students.
November 20, 2015
Over the summer, ROH hired Matt Myers Jr to oversee their marketing and branding. Apparently, things did not work out. Myers is leaving the company after less than six months on the job. Joe Koff has yet to make an official announcement on the departure. It has long been felt that Ring of Honor has done a good job of marketing. Their excellent in ring product should have drawn in more fans by now.
November 12, 2015
Regardless of what he chooses to do with his career in professional wrestling, Tyson Kidd will more than likely have that life changing moment be featured heavily on an upcoming season of Total Divas. If he retires, then the producers will focus on his transition from being a wrestler to working a normal job. If he decides to come back, then the focus will be on his safety in the ring.
November 8, 2015