The mainstream media has once again made mention of WWE, and this time it is because of Kanye West. The rapper was throwing a huge launch party for his new clothing line and wanted famous faces to be there. Among those that he invited were Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. Kanye also stated that he wanted every awesome wrestler to be invited. Neither Hogan nor Flair attended the party, but David Otunga showed up with Jennifer Hudson.
February 12, 2016
In what has to be considered quite the turnaround after coming close to shutting things down after the first season, Lucha Underground has announced that a third season has been green lit by the El Rey network. Thanks in large part to the presence of former WWE superstar Rey Mysterio, the promotion has now been able to capture the attention of the mainstream media, as evident by their recent appearance on ESPN to promote the second season.
February 1, 2016
When the mainstream media picked up on the controversial Reid Flair story line that was done on Monday Night Raw, WWE was quick to react by stating that Charlotte was the one that pushed for her deceased brother to be thrown into the mix. However, close observers do not believe what management is trying to say, as Charlotte was obviously having a hard time trying to get through the promo.
November 27, 2015
Whenever there are celebrities involved with professional wrestling, it is usually because of the potential mainstream media attention that they can attract. That proved to be the case for WWE this week when they had international soccer superstar Wayne Rooney doing a segment where he slapped Wade Barrett on Monday Night Raw. It drew the attention of ESPN, New York Daily News, CBS Sports, Sky News and many others.
November 11, 2015
People in WWE have a genuine concern for the well being of Tyson Kidd. He happens to be very well liked backstage. However, there are also some that are hoping that he can make a full recovery and return to the ring because it could do wonders for business. The mainstream media would more than likely pick up on the story since it would be quite the miraculous comeback.
November 4, 2015
Even though he is no longer with WWE, Hulk Hogan is still relevant enough to the mainstream media for them to interview the former world heavyweight champion. He recently stated that he wished that the company would have simply suspended him for the racial controversy as opposed to firing him. Doing that made Hogan look a lot more guilty than he feel that he is. The belief is that he will be back with World Wrestling Entertainment some day.
October 28, 2015
When the mainstream media caught wind of their real life engagement, there was immediately backstage heat on Lana and Rusev since it put WWE in a very awkward situation. The creative department had to rush and come up with something new since the two of them were not getting along in the story line. New details have surfaced, and it appears that the blonde bombshell has more resentment since she posted the photo.
October 23, 2015
While there is some backstage heat on her for letting the mainstream media know about her real life engagement, WWE still plans on using Lana when she recovers from her injury. Management feels that they have something special in her, which is why they initially decided to put her back with Rusev when her momentum started to fade. Her story line should be one of the focal points of the entire show.
October 16, 2015
Even though they are both well established in the mainstream media, WWE continues to spend a good amount of resource in figuring out new and better ways of marketing The Rock and John Cena. While the internet wrestling community is begging for the focus to be placed on new stars, management knows that the proven commodities are the ones that are going to bring in the most revenue to the company.
October 2, 2015
The odds of a WWE diva appearing in Playboy magazine in the near future are extremely slim. However, the belief is that the editors of that publication would love to have Charlotte posing in an issue. Not only is she pretty easy on the eyes, but the fact that she is the daughter of Ric Flair, whose name value is still mainstream, makes her that much more appealing. No contact between the two companies is expected.
October 1, 2015