Since the company does not want to lose their top star, New Japan has offered Kazuchika Okada a five year deal. That's not normal because the company generally prefers one year contracts. Since Okada has yet to sign the deal, rumors are heating up that he's seriously considering an offer to join Shinsuke Nakamura in WWE. The company wants them because they want to better promote their online video subscription service overseas.
March 13, 2016
Rumors sprung up recently that Jim Ross was going to be the new commentator for the weekly New Japan show that is aired on AXS TV, which would make sense because the legendary WWE broadcaster has much respect for the overseas promotion. Unfortunately, though, Ross took to social media to deny those reports, stating that the source has jumped the gun because no official deal has been made between the two sides.
January 15, 2016
While he still needs further training, Cody Hall has been impressing those within New Japan. He has been very receptive to advice and ideas that are presented to him. In the ring, Hall has shown a natural ability for screen presence. The belief is that he is a surefire lock to become a WWE star once he is done training overseas. If he behaves, then Scott Hall might be brought in along with his son as well.
December 30, 2015
When it was revealed earlier tihs week that TNA was canceling their upcoming tour of India, the immediate question was whether or not the performers were going to be paid. After all, they had cleared their schedules to be available for Impact Wrestling. Reports have now surfaced that Dixie Carter has opted to pay the performers, even though they will not be heading overseas.
November 27, 2015
There are rumors that Sami Zayn could be returning a little sooner than expected. WWE has been advertising his appearance on the upcoming tour of England. Generally, the company does not do that unless the performer is going to be there. Zayn has proven to be quite a draw overseas, so there is a chance that he could just be making an appearance and not actually wrestling for NXT.
November 24, 2015
Since she was nursing some injuries, Nikki Bella stayed in the United States and missed the first half of the WWE tour of Europe. Through social media, she has informed her fans that she is done with rehabilitation and is heading overseas. Nikki did not specifically mention that she was going back on tour, but that is the most likely reason for the trip. There is also a chance that she could be going on vacation with John Cena.
November 9, 2015
Since she is dealing with a neck injury, Nikki Bella has been pulled from the upcoming tour of Europe that WWE is doing this week. While she is staying in the United States to rehab, Alicia Fox will replace her and team up with Brie Bella for these particular set of live events. Management generally brings a lot more of the divas when they go overseas, so the lost of Nikki should not affect business too much.
November 3, 2015
Since he worked some NXT live events, the belief was that Tommaso Ciampa would more than likely receive a developmental contract from WWE. It looks like that might be coming true. While working a overseas show in Europe, Ciampa was reportedly telling people that the deal was close to done and he should be working full time with the World Wrestling Entertainment before the year ends.
October 18, 2015