When WWE creates a DVD for a performer, they generally allow them some creative input. With Jerry Lawler, he is receiving a whole lot of input. The longtime commentator is being allowed to pick and choose which matches that he wants on the feature. Management is even paying him for the rights to use the footage, since Lawler owns most of the content from the Memphis territory. This is definitely a special case scenario.
May 20, 2015
Later on in July, WWE is planning on doing a quick tour of Japan, and they were hoping to bring along Hideo Itami for a couple of crowd pleasing matches. Unfortunately, though, a shoulder injury is going to rob everyone of the chance to see that happening. However, management is still going to be bringing Itami along for the ride, as they feel that a special guest appearance is better than nothing. He has been heavily involved in promoting the shows.
May 19, 2015
In a match that technically lasted an hour, Dean Ambrose defeated Luke Harper in the Extreme Rules street fight. The match started off the pay per view, but the two of them ended up in a car that sped away from the area. After a couple of matches took place, they came back to finish things up. Ambrose managed to pick up the pin fall victory after nailing Harper with his finishing move on top of a dozen or so steel chairs that were in the ring.
April 26, 2015
In yet another sign of how much of a company guy that he is, John Cena revealed that he has been working this past week with a fever. That has not prevented him from working matches for WWE and working out hard at the gym. The feeling is that he will not take time away from the road unless he is suffering from a major injury. Cena worked the tour of Europe despite receiving a pretty serious eye injury during a match with Cody Rhodes.
April 23, 2015
Some good news and bad news for the Usos. The good news is that Jey Uso successfully underwent surgery to repair a lot of injuries to his body. The bad news is that he is now required to miss approximately six months of action. That means that their involvement in the tag team division has to be halted. WWE might still use Jimmy Uso as a singles performer, but he will more than likely be relegated to working low profile matches.
April 14, 2015
There is a lot of concern backstage in WWE over the health of Daniel Bryan. It is being said that his previous injuries are really having an effect on him. Some feel that he never fully recovered during his time off. Management is going to allow him to continue working to see if he can fight through it. However, the plan is to protect him as much as possible in matches. That is why we will see fewer singles matches from the former world champion.
April 14, 2015
Since he is still injured, Jey Uso was told by WWE to stay home during the tour of Europe. They feel that it would be a better use of his time to get better instead of being protected during tag team matches. He was written off early at Wrestlemania, but management only made him work the match because it was the biggest pay per view of the year. Jimmy Uso is currently working as a singles performer on the tour.
April 11, 2015
One of the reasons why Vince McMahon is starting to become a big fan of NXT is the fact that the brand was able to sell out tickets to a live event without needing to promote the matches. That means that fans are simply showing up because they support the brand in whole. WWE live events usually reveal the main event matches that will be taking place on the card. This gives Triple H a bit more leverage when it comes to backstage politics.
April 9, 2015
While he had the biggest opportunity of his career taken away from him minutes away from it happening, Roman Reigns is in good standings with WWE. The long term plan is to still build him up to be the top star in the company. That is why the creative department has been instructed to protect him during matches. During the triple threat match on Monday Night Raw, Reigns was taken away from the ring, so that he would not take the loss.
April 7, 2015