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
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
For the longest time now, the internet wrestling community has accused Nikki Bella of being handed the WWE Divas Championship because of her real life relationship with John Cena. Well, Nikki has decided to respond to those allegations. She stated that it simply is not the case and that Cena has zero pull when it comes to her story lines and push. Fans, however, will unlikely believe her side of the story.
September 28, 2015
Earlier this month, John Cena mentioned the Funkasaurus gimmick during an episode of Monday Night Raw. Brodus Clay was told of that, and he fired back a bit. He stated that the only difference between Cena and PN News is that Cena was given a push. In case you aren't aware, News was a lower card performer in WCW that had a white rapper gimmick during the early 1990s.
June 29, 2015
As many of you have already noticed, the open invitational story line with John Cena has now become of the most entertaining things on Monday Night Raw. Apparently, we can thank Triple H for that. He is said to be the one that has been pushing for various angles that have pleased the audience. In order to push NXT, he convinced Vince McMahon to let him use Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in the segments with Cena.
May 19, 2015
When WWE decided to put the world heavyweight championship on Seth Rollins instead of Roman Reigns, that changed up plans that they had for Rusev. Initially, he was supposed to have been built up as a top level heel challenger for Reigns. Now that another heel is in the top spot, there is only so much that the Russian sympathizer can be pushed. The belief is that management extended his feud with John Cena, so they can figure out what to do.
April 7, 2015
Wrestlemania is basically considered the end of the season for WWE, so the front office likes to bring up some fresh faces from NXT to replenish the roster after the big pay per view. Speculations are already surfacing. A potential name on the chopping block is Big E Langston. He is an underrated performer, but management has already placed the glass ceiling over him, it seems. Not even a recommendation from John Cena was enough to help give him a push.
March 24, 2015
In order to push him higher up the ladder, WWE will eventually be required to take the United States Heavyweight Championship off of Rusev. However, people backstage do not want to see John Cena picking up the strap because it would seem like a demotion for his character. An idea being tossed around backstage is to have Cena helping another wrestler, such as Jack Swagger or Curtis Axel, win the belt from the Russian sympathizer.
March 5, 2015
It's something that a lot of fans have long been begging for, but WWE is finally going to slowly start replacing John Cena as the top star in the company. He would step into the Bruno Sammartino role, while Roman Reigns will step into the Bob Backlund role. For those that do not know about that particular part of wrestling history, Backlund was pushed by the company as the hot new thing even though Sammartino was still the biggest draw.
February 13, 2015