Low Ki has stayed true to his words about retirement and has not been wrestling as of late, but he recently decided to get involved in the business on a short term basis. Along with former WWE star Matt Striker, he was recently spotted at House of Glory, guest training some performers.
As many already know, Yoshi Tatsu is no longer on the road, and he has not been utilized regularly at live events in quite some time. He has been doing some training down at the WWE Performance Center, and he's now also training developmental wrestlers as well.
Royal Rumble 2014 is barely in the books now, but Jake Roberts, who publicly campaigned for a spot in the big match, has revealed that he has started training for Royal Rumble 2015. The WWE legend feels that it would provide some closure to be able to work one final match for the company.
During the 1970s, the King of Tonga chose five teenagers to go study sumo in Japan. One of the lucky ones was Sione Vailahi, who would someday become known as the Barbarian in the NWA and WWE. The training would provide him a little boost as a professional wrestler.
Leah Van Damme is now known as Carmella in WWE NXT. The developmental diva is still training to become a professional wrestler, and it appears that it might take some time, as she is simply being utilized as a ring announcer at the various live events that NXT runs in Florida.
Had things gone a different way, then wrestling fans might have never heard of Tajiri. The former WWE and ECW star had initially began training for a career in kickboxing, but changed to professional wrestling after watching several matches from Mexico.
"There are so many Divas who have come and gone who have left their mark in WWE: Ivory, Jazz, Lita, etc. … Ric Flair says, "To be the man, you gotta beat the man," so if I had to choose one, it'd be the Diva who most people would consider the greatest Diva of all time, Trish Stratus. The only reason I'd choose her is because I know in my heart that I can put her down."
In 1986, the Warlord started working out at a new gym when he was approached by the owner, better known to wrestling fans as Road Warrior Animal, about a possible career change. Animal sent him to Dusty Rhodes, and a contract with the NWA shortly followed.
"That is probably my proudest accomplishment. While it is flattering when people say they want to grow up to be a wrestler because of me, I can appreciate and feel honor in that. However, it gives me the most joy when someone says that they were inspired by me to be them. I have pretty specific, quirky interests. I can enjoy talking with people who share similar interests with me, but what is far more attractive is someone knowing who they are. My whole life I have drawn inspiration from things so far removed from the events they actually inspired, but I think that's important. To find inspiration and drive in things you see and experience in life, but use those things not to copy or emulate, but to just be that little push or fire to give make you want to set out whatever is in your heart."
Ricardo Rodriguez, who has not been utilized much on television since the departure of Rob Van Dam, has been training on his in ring skills. The California native wants to wrestle for WWE in the near future.
Since the company wants to give her a big push, Tyson Kidd has been assigned by WWE to work with Eva Marie. The two of them have done some training together over the last couple of weeks.
"John's been great. I've been able to work out of his gym the last few years now and kind of pick his brain at times as well. He has given me advice and little things to make me better throughout the years. One of the things he told me 'owning the moment.' When you're out there, you really do have an opportunity to make a memorable moment. That's kind of one of the things I learned from him."
Trish Stratus has enlisted the help of former WWE riva, Lita, to help promote her online store during Black Friday.
At just the age of 17, Andre the Giant moved from Grenoble to Paris to start training for professional wrestling. He hit the mats at night, while working as a mover during the day to pay his bills.
Lita has been extremely quiet on Twitter since rumors sprung up in September about the former WWE diva being pregnant.
Booker T has decided to do a finishing school for wrestlers who have already gone through the regular program and are ready to try out for bigger promotions like ROH, TNA and WWE.
Prior to becoming an independent wrestler throughout the northeast, Darren Young was a backyard wrestler.
JoJo Offerman reveals that she received some training from former WWE diva Mickie James.
Brie Bella has been spending a lot of time with Daniel Bryan, working to improve her in ring skills.
Prior to the two of them working together in WWE, Jillian Hall was trained by Fit Finlay.
Prior to becoming a WWE star, Lita worked for several years as a roadie for a band.
Brandi Rhodes has announced that she will be returning to WWE and will start training at the performance center on Monday.
Back when both of them were working for UPW in 2000, Mike Knox and Samoa Joe were tag team partners.
Future WWE stars Chris Masters and John Cena both started training at UPW in California on the exact same day.
Since both guys are from Ontario, future TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode was trained by former WWE star Val Venis, whose real name is Sean Morley.
Former WWE star MVP did some training sessions with Batista and Samoa Joe today.
Former WWE stars MVP and Low Ki, then known as Senshi, have been training in MMA together.