Since the mainstream media has jumped all over the story, everyone should already know that Ronda Rousey got involved in a Wrestlemania segment with The Rock, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon on Sunday night. A lot of eyes turned to Dana White to see what his reaction would be. Much to the surprise of many that don't know how he truly feels about WWE, White stated that he was pleased with how things worked out for everyone.
March 30, 2015
As of this very moment, it looks like WWE has Adrian Neville penciled in for a promotion to the main roster. The way they're going to do this is by having him winning the NXT tournament and earning a spot in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. The front office feels that it would be a good way to introduce him to their mainstream fans. There is even a slight chance that he might be given the win at Wrestlemania as a way to springboard his push.
March 26, 2015
While the move has been well received by the front office, the wrestlers backstage and TNA fans, there hasn't been a lot of buzz about Drew Galloway making his return to the mainstream professional wrestling scene in the United States. Management was hoping that his presence would draw in some WWE fans to Impact Wrestling, but that does not appears to be the case. Galloway is still quite the asset to the promotion, however.
March 22, 2015
Even though he is no longer utilized as an in ring performer, David Otunga is still considered a marketing asset to WWE because he is married to Jennifer Hudson. They do not mind giving him odd jobs here and there because he is able to do the mainstream media tours. A lot of shows still request him more than the other wrestlers because of his relationship. There is a good chance that Otunga will forever remain just an ambassador for the company.
March 14, 2015
To give you an idea of how elated the NXT locker room was when the allegedly abusive Bill DeMott announced his resignation as the head trainer on Friday, there are reports floating around that the developmental compared it to the joyous feeling that encompassed the United States when a Navy SEAL team was successfully able to find and kill notorious terrorist Bin Laden. WWE definitely does not want this story in the mainstream media.
March 7, 2015
The move to bring in Jon Stewart for a guest appearance on Monday Night Raw proved to be a success all around. WWE received plenty of mainstream media attention from the appearance. Just about every major outlet in the country covered his involvement with Seth Rollins. From a fan's perspective, the move was also a success because Stewart handled himself extremely well. It was easy to see that he was a big fan of wrestling.
March 3, 2015
When Melina was released by WWE back in 2011, it was natural for fans to wonder about what the future holds for her. Aside from making sporadic appearances on the independent wrestling circuit, she has largely been absent from the mainstream scene. Some wondered if she would sink so low as to resort to taking nude photos of herself to make money. To her credit, she has not done such things, unlike other stars who are selling naked Skype calls.
March 1, 2015
Not that she was next in line to be called up to the main roster by WWE or anything, but it looks like Zahra Schreiber is going to have to wait a bit before she can start working on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. The belief is that management needs the controversy to fade away before they would consider putting her in front of the mainstream media again. The fact that Zahra can be seen naked might not sit too well with advertisers.
March 1, 2015
In a sign of just how valuable he has become to WWE, Sami Zayn has been chosen to be the first NXT action figure that Mattel produces. The former heavyweight champion is not a household name yet with the mainstream fans, but he has grown to become quite the marketing asset to the company. Management usually sends Zayn overseas to do promotional work, and he is often brought along to work various live events in other countries.
February 13, 2015
It is not the way that he wanted to become a mainstream name, but Seth Rollins has become just that thanks to a nude scandal. The WWE star was mentioned by several media outlets including Time, Hollywood Life, MTV and The Mirror. The news was also covered by E!, which is the network that currently airs Total Divas. Management generally does not like this type of publicity, but it is being said that Rollins will go unpunished in the matter.
February 11, 2015