While there are some fans out there that are bitter at him for leaving WWE, Jeff Hardy still has a large and loyal group of fans. When TNA announced that he was going to be headlining the latest episode of Impact Wrestling in a steel cage match with James Storm, many of those fans made sure to tune in. Hardy helped the company receive an increase in viewership this week. It further solidifies that name value is still the most important trait in wrestling.
March 30, 2015
Since leaving WWE, it has been reported that one of the options for Alberto Del Rio was in mixed martial arts. We also know that Goldberg has dabbled in the field. Well, the former WCW star has revealed something rather interesting. He stated that he was offered a kickboxing fight with Del Rio on a card scheduled for May. The former world heavyweight champion seriously considered it before Del Rio suffered an injury.
March 23, 2015
Since word going around is that Samoa Joe is willing to go through the NXT program in order to get to the WWE main roster, some attention has been turned back to AJ Styles. Many want to know if he would be willing to do the same thing, especially since his friend is doing so. As of right now, that appears to be very unlikely, as the amount of money he would have to sacrifice by leaving New Japan for the developmental program would be quite steep.
March 22, 2015
As many of you already know, wrestlers are required to work in NXT before they get a chance to work on the main roster in WWE. Apparently, the front office is trying that out with the creative department as well. Jimmy Jacobs is said to be leaving ROH, so he can start writing for the developmental program. There, he will work very closely with Triple H. If he does well, then he might start writing Monday Night Raw and Smackdown.
March 20, 2015
As some of you might already know, ROH is doing a show in Redwood City during Wrestlemania weekend. Jimmy Jacobs is working a match that day against BJ Whitmer. It is being said that this will be his farewell match. He is leaving Ring of Honor and heading over to a creative position with WWE. There is a very good chance that Jacobs will more than likely take the short commute to attend the pay per view in person.
March 19, 2015
Rumors have been spreading around about James Storm possibly leaving TNA. As of right now, the speculations are unsubstantiated. Management has been busy negotiating new contracts with the performers. It is virtually impossible for them to be able to sign everyone at once because the negotiations process is lengthier than some fans are aware of. Storm is said to still be in talks with John Gaburick about sticking around.
March 16, 2015
When CM Punk decided to join UFC after leaving WWE, he turned to Brock Lesnar for some advice. The former NCAA champion was quite eager to help. Punk asked Lesnar what the most difficult part of the transition was, so Lesnar told him that the hardest part was letting go. Now that he has trained extensively, Punk realizes that the advice was absolutely sound. He admits to punching too lightly at times because of his pro wrestling background.
March 16, 2015
It looks like MVP has found himself a new home in professional wrestling. The official announcement has been made in regards to him signing a new contract to remain with TNA for at least another year. The former United States Heavyweight Champion has been quite pleased with how the company has been utilizing him since he started with them. His status with the company had been a bit of a question mark with Samoa Joe leaving.
March 15, 2015
While no one outside of the company really knows when it will happen, Vince McMahon will eventually retire from WWE, either by choice or by nature. A power struggle of some sort is sure to ensue, but the belief is that Stephanie McMahon would take over after the retirement. The feeling is that she is being groomed for the spot by working with outside company as a brand ambassador. Leaving behind the creative front was another sign of that.
March 14, 2015