When asked by a fan through social media if he would be in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania 32 this year, Chris Jericho flat out stated that there was no chance in hell of that happening. The belief is that the former world heavyweight champion wants a regular match on the main card, preferably with someone younger and newer that he can put over. Jericho has a decent amount of backstage clout with WWE officials.
February 4, 2016
Rumors are swirling around that Stephanie McMahon might be working a match at Wrestlemania. The source of the speculation stems from the fact that the Chief Brand Officer of WWE posted on social media that she was training for the event. There were rumors last year that she might work a match against UFC star Ronda Rousey, but that is not on the table. Stephanie could just be training so she looks good for the show.
January 14, 2016
Since she has not worked a televised match in a while, rumors started floating around that Sasha Banks had an undisclosed injury. The WWE diva decided to respond to those allegations personally. Through social media, Sasha bemoaned the existence of such rumors, which implies that she is healthy enough to work matches. No word yet on when Banks will be booked for another television match.
January 9, 2016
Earlier this week, WWE made the decision to bring Tommy Dreamer back into the mix, and the move worked out much better than management expected. The ECW legend became a trend on social media and has been a hotter topic of discussion than initially thought. Dreamer is expected to remain with the promotion for at least a month so that they can work a big tag team match against the Wyatt Family.
December 1, 2015
After taking an extremely stiff kick from Fandango, Adam Rose was stretchered out during a match in Mexico. Though he did tell fans through social media that he was fine, WWE opted to take the safe route by having Rose stay on the sidelines for the rest of the weekend. Management utilized Sheamus in his place. When the crew gets back to the United States, Rose will more than likely face further evaluations.
October 19, 2015
On Wednesday night, Arrow made its return to television and numbers were considerably much better than it has ever been. Stephen Amell attributes some of that to the new followers that he received by doing a match at Summerslam for WWE. He took to social media to thank all of the professional wrestling fans that checked out his show. Amell seems genuinely grateful towards the industry.
October 9, 2015
Sometimes, people can be a bit petty. Through social media, Paige was told by a fan that the pink gear that she has been wearing in support of breast cancer awareness month does not match the typically black goth gear that she wears. The WWE diva responded by saying that she is doing it for charity, which is much more important than her wrestling outfit. She shamed the fan for complaining about something like that.
October 6, 2015
Over the weekend, Sean Waltman worked a match at an independent wrestling show. Things did not go as planned. He ended up injuring his arm. Through social media, he revealed that he was going in for a CAT scan and an MRI. Waltman believes that it might be a torn bicep and pectoral muscle. The 43 year old received praise from those in the industry because he found the strength to finish the match.
September 28, 2015
Over the weekend, Forbes magazine published an article that speculated that Steve Austin was going to be working a dream match against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. It didn't take long for word to get back to the Texas Rattlesnake. He immediately took to social media to deny the reports. Austin bluntly stated that his name should be removed from the rumor mill because it is not going to be happening.
September 27, 2015
A controversial thing happened at an independent wrestling show in North Carolina recently. Gunner was working a match that night. In the audience was a fan who had been bashing him through social media for quite some time now. The person started chanting that he was a TNA reject. Conflicting reports state that the man legally known as Chad Lail kicked the fan in the chest. Lail claims it was in retaliation.
September 10, 2015