While doing a podcast interview with Jim Ross this week, Jim Duggan touched on the topic of the internet wrestling community turning on Roman Reigns. Duggan stated that WWE was definitely forcing the audience to embrace a performer that is not yet popular enough for the role. Hacksaw feels that World Wrestling Entertainment should take their time so that the audience can slowly warm up to Reigns. Duggan feels that Reigns has potential, though.
March 17, 2016
While doing a podcast interview recently, Steve Austin noted that he recently had time to sit down with Roman Reigns and gave him some advice. Austin was aware that the internet wrestling community was upset with Reigns because they felt that WWE just handed him a big push on a silver platter. Austin mentioned that when World Wrestling Entertainment offered him a push, he accepted it because that's what you're supposed to do.
February 25, 2016
While doing a podcast interview, Jay Lethal revealed that plans were changed when he was working a feud against Ric Flair in TNA. Initially, the creative department had the Nature Boy winning the match. However, Flair didn't feel that was the right thing to do, so he can convinced the front office to let him put over Lethal. Management finally caved in and allowed the new finish to take place. Lethal defeated Flair with the Figure Four Leg Lock.
February 18, 2016
According to Sean Waltman, who made an appearance on the Jim Ross podcast interview show this week, Triple H had to fight tooth and nails with Vince McMahon so that his character could take a beating from Roman Reigns on the Monday Night Raw after the former Shield member captured the WWE Heavyweight Championship. McMahon apparently didn't want that to happen, but HHH knew that it would turn the audience around.
February 12, 2016
In a rather interesting revelation, James Storm revealed to Jim Ross during their podcast interview that he purposely avoided getting too many tattoos for all these years because he was afraid that it would hurt his chances with WWE. The ink that he does have is on his legs and can be hidden rather easily. Storm mentioned to Ross that he would be quite content if a World Wrestling Entertainment run never happens for him.
February 9, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Xavier Woods reveals just how far back that he and Cody Rhodes go. The New Day member stated that the two of them attended rival high schools. Both Rhodes and Woods were wrestlers. Since Xavier wanted to capture the attention of Dusty Rhodes, who often attended the matches, Woods moved up two weight classes so he could challenge Cody. Xavier lost to Cody in their match.
January 26, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Booker T revealed that Sid Vicious was the one that brought he and his brother, Stevie Ray, to WCW. Vicious told them that he wanted to transition to the front office so he recruited them to show management that he had an eye for talent. Sid even allowed Harlem Heat to stay at his apartment for the first three months that they were with World Championship Wrestling.
January 24, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Lex Luger confessed that he regrets the way that he left WWE. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he should have at least told Vince McMahon about his departure, as the two of them were close enough tow here Luger went to McMahon's house to hang out. Lex stated that if he could do that part of his life over, he would have done it differently.
January 22, 2016
While doing an interview with the Miami Herald, Ric Flair talked a little bit about the Whooooo! Nation podcast interview show that he hosts weekly. He stated that the industry can be rather lucrative for the performers if done right. Flair, however, noted that his handicap in the game is that he cannot criticize WWE as much as he wants to because both he and Charlotte are under contract to the company.
January 14, 2016
During the latest episode of his weekly Ross Report podcast interview show, Jim Ross reiterated that Brock Lesnar was really hesitant about breaking the Wrestlemania winning streak that the Undertaker owned. Ross stated that WWE officials had a much harder time trying to convince Lesnar to break the streak than it was convincing the Phenom to have the streak broken. Jim stated that Brock had too much respect to take the victory at first.
January 13, 2016