"Everything with this new music is so true to life. Every song, every video, every thought, every word is a direct account of events. Stoked."
- Brooke Hogan discusses her new music
With so many wrestling fans anxiously awaiting the announcement of his new wrestling promotion, Jeff Jarrett has decided to tease people by posting a video on Instagram. Thq quick video features some background music and the phrase "It's coming".
How would you describe your two bosses Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter? You can't compare Vince to anybody, if it wasn't for Vince McMahon I wouldn't be here talking to you. He knows how to make money and make stars, I wouldn't be working for Dixie Carter right now if it wasn't for Vince McMahon doing what he did for me. Dixie is a woman and she has that caring aspect about her, sometimes she lets personal [issues] get involved with business because she can't help it. She cares about the wrestlers and their wellbeing and their welfare. Other than that I think Dixie has done a great job, we are talking about a woman that has been involved in the entertainment business but not the wrestling business. It is different when you are involved in music and go over to wrestling, there is so much difference, I think the last 12 years she has had to learn on the job and I think she has done a good job. I can't say anything bad about her, one thing I'll say is that I'm not sure she would have made it without the help of Jeff Jarrett because she did need someone to help transition here and there and Jeff has a great mind for the business. She has learnt a lot during her time at TNA but at the same time she has to make business decisions that she doesn't necessarily like. Lately she has made some very rash business decisions when you are talking about Hulk Hogan and AJ Styles but she has to do what is best for the company, if she thinks that is what is best for the company she has to do it. Would other people agree, no, but she is doing what is best for her company and you can't blame her for that."
- Kurt Angle on comparisions between Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter
While management isn't exactly pleased with her music career, Lilian Garcia does have the support of her fellow WWE divas backstage, many of whom have publicly helped spread her music to their fans on social media sites such as Twitter.
"I'd want to see Ultimate Warrior come back and give like three clotheslines and a splash. And literally run around shaking the ropes and run back. That's all I want. All I want is to hear the music, run down, three clotheslines and a splash. 1,2,3. Run, boom, done. See ya, bye and I'm the happiest person in the world. I've never met The Ultimate Warrior, he's been my favorite since I was a little kid, so I'm excited to hopefully get to meet him at the Hall of Fame."
- The Miz
While she has been very quiet on the professional wrestling front, Mickie James has been keeping her schedule book rather full with her music career. The former WWE and TNA star has been booked for a concert tonight at the Grey Eagle club in Asheville, North Carolina.
Chris Jericho is keeping himself busy, as the former WWE star has been booked, along with his band Fozzy, for the Rock on the Range music festival in Ohio during May. Guns 'n Roses, Slayer and Motorhead are the headline acts for that weekend.
Chris Jericho revealed on Twitter that he's about to be back in the studios with Fozzy to work on their brand new album. To generate interest, he also mentioned that the songs written for this one are nothing like anything that the band has done bfore.
In order to generate more interest in her first music video, Naomi has enlisted the help of fellow WWE stars. Her fiancee Jimmy Uso and diva Natalya Neidhart have signed on to make appearances in the video.
Naomi Knight is in Tampa today, filming her very first music video. Both she and tag team partner Cameron have been working on their secondary careers, in an attempt to capitalize on the additional fame that they have received from Total Divas.
Lilian Garcia revealed that she is shooting a new music video with her new band soon. The longtime WWE announcer has recently started focusing more on her music career. She's done a couple of shows already and is looking to do more.
While she might not be signed to a wrestling contract at the moment, Mickie James is keeping herself busy. The former WWE and TNA star has been booked for a New Year's Eve event in Griffin, Georgia, where she will be singing.
Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy have been touring all over Australia for the past week. They are finishing up this weekend with shows in Melbourne and Sydney. The quartet will be returning to the United States afterwards.
Lilian Garcia and her new band performed at the world famous Whisky a Go Go club in Hollywood last night. She has been taking some time away from WWE as of late to focus on her music career.
Lilian Garcia will be performing with her new band this weekend. They have been booked for shows in both Hollywood and Las Vegas.
To capitalize on her exposure on WWE and Total Divas, Cameron is releasing a music album. She also noted that it will be available on iTunes very soon.
When she's not on the road as a WWE diva, Naomi Knight is currently working on her music career.
Heath Slater told fans that he would be more than willing to work on an album with Jeff Hardy. The belief is that he is simply speaking in character.
Chris Jericho and his band, Fozzy, will be heading to Australia for a quick tour in early December. They're expected back in the United States before Christmas.
R Truth has revealed that he will be releasing a rap album and that John Cena has already recorded some tracks for him.
"I guess it's because music and simulated violence go well together. Ha ha ha! And I mean that in a positive regard, and probably even moreso back in the day when the product was a little bit more aggressive, the Attitude Era."
Through Twitter, Jeff Hardy has revealed that he is going to be releasing his new music CD, entitled Plurality of Worlds, next week.
After doing a launch party in London for her new album, Somebody's Gonna Pay, TNA Knockout Mickie James is now in Germany to do some further promotions.
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.
Low Ki, who wrestled in WWE as Senshi, has decided to officially retire from professional wrestling.
Former WWE stars MVP and Low Ki, then known as Senshi, have been training in MMA together.
Prior to becoming a star in professional wrestling, Ahmed Johnson, whose real name is Anthony Norris, played middle linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys for two seasons (1990 and 1991). He wasn't a big star, nor did he receive a lot of playing time, so he's not remembered by too many NFL fans.
In order to sell his big match at Wrestlemania 3 against Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant was promoted as having an undefeated streak that stretched over fifteen years. Gorilla Monsoon heavily sold that fact as well. However, he had actually been beaten a few times in other countries during that time period.
When Barbarian and Warlord left the NWA while in the midst of a high profile feud against the Road Warriors, a lot of people were puzzled. It was later discovered that the Powers of Pain had backstage heat with the company because they did not want to work a series of scaffold matches.
Jimmy Hart has managed some of the most well known performers in WWE history, but his very first client in the company was Greg Valentine, who was the Intercontinental Champion at the time. Management would split up the duo shortly after Valentine lost the belt.
After playing football collegiately for the University of Miami and professionally for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, Lex Luger made his way to the NFL when he signed with the Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately, though, he never played a single regular season game for the team.
Minoru Tanaka had a brief stint in TNA, where the Japanese wrestler was a part of Team Japan, a story line that the company ran in 2006. He worked a tag team match on Impact Wrestling and also worked a six man tag team match at TNA Lockdown.
While WWE has opted against honoring her career, Alundra Blayze has cemented her place in professional wrestling history. Also known as Madusa Miceli during her career, she became the first woman to be ever win the PWI Rookie of the Year award.
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.
Prior to becoming the voice of WWE, Michael Cole worked as a journalist for CBS Radio. Presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, who famously lost the election race to George Bush, was his first major assignment. He had to explore the losing side of things in the piece.
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.
In 2005, WWE offered Terry Funk a contract to work the One Night Stand pay per view, which was an ECW reunion show, but the legendary performer opted to reject that deal, in order to work Hardcore Homecoming, an independent wrestling show held by Shane Douglas.
In professional wrestling, the term "gorilla position" is thrown around backstage in WWE, TNA, ROH and even some independent wrestling promotions. It is used to describe the backstage agent that gives instructions to the performers right before they go through the curtains.
While most wrestling fans know him as Captain Lou Albano, very few know about the origin of the nickname. As a youth, he excelled in sports, where he rose to the ranks of captain of his high school football team. It was there when people started calling him Captain.
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.
In order to give him instant credibility with the audience, World Class Championship Wrestling decided to bill the Great Muta, who came to America from Japan for seasoning, as the son of the Great Kabuki, who was also managed by Gary Hart as well.
When Curtis Axel made his debut in professional wrestling, he worked a tag team match with fellow third generation star Ted DiBiase, who would also go on to find fame in WWE, in a match for World League Wrestling, which they won via disqualification.
When the nWo story line reached Japan, a version of the group was created. One of the members was Satoshi Kojima, who frequently teamed with Hiroshi Tenzan during his stint with the stable.
Aside from being one of the most known tag teams of all time, the British Bulldogs were cousins. Dynamite Kid's father was the brother of Davey Boy Smith's mother.
Jimmy Hart managed King Kong Bundy at the very first Wrestlemania, but the longtime WWE manager traded him to Bobby Heenan in exchange for Adrian Adonis and the Missing Link soon afterwards.
When he was just a child, Zach Gowen was diagnosed with cancer, and the future WWE star would be forced to amputate his leg when he was just eight years of age.
While his character is said to be from the Sudan, the guy that portrayed Abdullah the Butcher was actually from Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
While working in OVW, Brad Maddox had a necrophiliac gimmick named Brent "Beef" Wellington.
During the mid 1980s, Nikolai Volkoff made his return to WWE after stints in the AWA and Mid South. Upon his return, someone came up with the idea to have him sing the Russian national anthem to generate heel heat, as the United States was at odds with the country.
Justin Roberts became a fan of professional wrestling as a kid because he met Kerry Von Erich and the Ultimate Warrior at a hotel in Wisconsin. He had recently started watching after catching an episode of Saturday Night's Main Event and became an even bigger fan after meeting the performers.
While many fans know that Cody Rhodes and Goldust are brothes, some do not know that they are actually half brothers. Their father is WWE legend Dusty Rhodes, but they each have different mothers. The wrestling siblings are approximately sixteen years apart in age.
For years, one of the most recognizable traits on a wrestler were the scars that were seen on the forehead of Abdullah the Butcher. The origin of that damage was from years and years of blading, in order to maintain his violent character. The trademark appearance is so popular that some Japanese cartoon makers have adopted it as well
On the April 21, 2005 episode of Smackdown, Zack Ryder made his debut in a match against Matt Morgan.
After the eight grade, Andre the Giant decided to drop out of school, as the future WWE legend did not believe that an education was needed in order to be a farmer.
Prior to becoming a WWE star, Charlie Haas worked as a stockbrocker.
During his first stint with WWE during the early 1980s, Curt Hennig was paired up with Eddie Gilbert, another second generation wrestler, in a tag team.
Prior to becoming one of the most respected wrestlers that the industry has ever seen, Dean Malenko started out as a referee. He was able to find work in the Tampa area, thanks to his family ties, and he even worked briefly as a referee for WWE.
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.
Prior to forming the massively popular British Bulldogs tag team, Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith were booked in a long feud in both Canada and Japan.