Even though he has only been with WWE for less than a month, AJ Styles has already picked up some backstage heat. Even worse, the heat is with Vince McMahon himself. The CEO is upset with Styles because he signed a deal with a toy company prior to signing his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. This is the same company that signed Kevin Owens back when he was receiving his big push against John Cena last year.
February 4, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, JTG revealed that they were initially fired because Shad Gaspard messed around with the referee during a match. Management was livid about the incident, with then backstage agent Barry Windham yelling at them. Afterwards, John Cena started admonishing Cryme Tyme as well because he knew that it would ruin the push that they were receiving.
December 28, 2015
With the devastating loss of Seth Rollins, WWE has been forced to make changes to their Wrestlemania lineup. The former world heavyweight champion was scheduled for one of the main event slots. One of the ideas that has been tossed around backstage is to finally pull that trigger on a match between John Cena and Undertaker, especially since the latter is running out of performers that he can work with.
November 8, 2015
Rumors are floating around that there is backstage heat on John Cena for wanting to take time off while WWE is struggling with numbers. Those were more than likely sparked by the fact that he lost cleanly to a returning Alberto Del Rio. In actuality, though, there is said to be no issues with Cena taking time off. Management was already informed as to the reason why he is going off the road for a couple of months.
October 26, 2015
For several days now, the internet wrestling community has been speculating on the reason why John Cena is taking some time off after Hell in a Cell. Apparently, people backstage in WWE are doing that as well. The United States Heavyweight Champion is purposely keeping it a secret from others. He lets them know that he is fine. Cena has been telling people that the reason for the break is a very good and positive one.
October 11, 2015
As many of you already know, John Cena is expected to take some time away from WWE in the near future. That means that there will be an empty spot for someone on the roster to try to claim during his absence. It is being said that many backstage are pushing for Dean Ambrose to be given that chance. The one thing that might get in the way of that is that it might be too soon to do a rematch with Seth Rollins.
October 6, 2015
A post on Youtube where John Cena pays a visit to the Late Night with Seth Meyers. The United States Heavyweight Champion was there on behalf of WWE to promote the upcoming Summerslam. To make things memorable, Cena performed a backstage skit where he is wearing a tutu and having an imaginary tea party with stuffed animals.
August 21, 2015
After taking a second loss to John Cena, the internet wrestling community was in an uproar because they viewed that as a burial of Kevin Owens. Some are now questioning if he has backstage heat on him. While he does have some people rooting against him back there, Owens is not in trouble with WWE. Being given a victory over Cena is something that management does not routinely hand out.
August 12, 2015
There might be a good amount of backstage heat coming towards Antonio Cesaro. During his match on Monday Night Raw with John Cena, Cesaro gave the middle finger to Cena, which immediately prompted the production crew to censor that particular segment by putting up a blank screen for a second or two.
June 30, 2015
When Kevin Eck revealed that Justin Bieber was extremely interested in wrestling a match at Summerslam in 2014, he revealed the idea that was being thrown around backstage by the creative department. They wanted to do a six man tag team match, which would have enabled them to protect the untrained Bieber. He would have teamed with John Cena and Big Show. Their opponents would have been the very popular Wyatt Family.
May 5, 2015