During an interview this week, Jim Ross gave fans a little bit of a nugget. He revealed that there is a good amount of resentment towards him from the current group of broadcasters in WWE. Majority of that is not his fault, as guys like Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, JBL and Booker T have grown tired of hearing fans complaining about their work on social media and demanding that Ross be brought back into the company and give his old job back.
March 28, 2015
The wrestlers in NXT got a nice little treat last night at their event. They got to hang out a little bit with Shawn Michaels, who watched the show from the backstage area instead of being in the audience like Jim Ross. While WWE would love for Michaels to sign on as a trainer for the developmental program, he simply has not expressed a desire to take on that job full time. He doesn't mind going in once in a while to provide pointers, however.
March 28, 2015
There are talks floating around that Vampiro might have just inadvertently saved his own job. Rumors sparked earlier in the year that he was on the verge of being fired by Lucha Underground because his performance on the commentating has not been up to par. However, with TMZ recently picking up on the story of him saving a life at a restaurant, management might want to avoid firing him for fear of the potential bad publicity to follow.
March 24, 2015
While the performers are free to post things without having to check with the front office first, WWE still plays a heavy part in monitoring the social media activities of those involved with the company. Vince McMahon has a pet peeve about people making his corporation look bad by saying things they should not be saying. For their part, the wrestlers have done a fairly good job of following the guidelines given to them by management.
March 22, 2015
Life can be pretty hard when your job requires absolute perfection. That is a lesson that was drilled into Michael Cole during the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. The long time WWE commentator screwed up the start time of Wrestlemania, and that did not sit well with Vince McMahon. It is being said that the CEO laid into Cole pretty harshly on the headset. The belief is that JBL also laid into him because McMahon instructed him to.
March 17, 2015
Even though he is no longer utilized as an in ring performer, David Otunga is still considered a marketing asset to WWE because he is married to Jennifer Hudson. They do not mind giving him odd jobs here and there because he is able to do the mainstream media tours. A lot of shows still request him more than the other wrestlers because of his relationship. There is a good chance that Otunga will forever remain just an ambassador for the company.
March 14, 2015
Some gals just need a little excitement in their lives. Since she did not want to live out of a luggage forever, Taylor Wilde decided to walk away from professional wrestling and start a new career. She wanted something that was a bit more invigorating and fulfilling than a typical job, so she enrolled in firefighting school. The former TNA Knockout has now graduated and has found herself a job as a full time firefighter.
March 12, 2015
In a very touching display of compassion, WWE announced on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw that they would be inducting Connor Michalek into the hall of fame during Wrestlemania weekend. He was the terminally ill kid that was a huge fan of professional wrestling. To their credit, the company brought him in and allowed him to meet his favorite stars, including Daniel Bryan. Triple H even wrestled the kid and did the job for him in the ring.
March 11, 2015
During a radio interview with At The Fights, Jim Ross shared his feelings towards Bill DeMott. The former stated that the latter was a fair man and a tough guy. However, Ross also stated that DeMott might not have been the right person for the job. WWE needed someone who could see the bigger picture better than DeMott, whom Ross stated would have been great as an assistant trainer. Ross also noted that DeMott was politically incorrect.
March 8, 2015