Back at Wrestlemania 15, The Rock worked the main event against Steve Austin. Well, he recently revealed that the match almost never happened because of backstage politics. Apparently, several of the veterans were against the fact that someone so young was ahead of them on the card. They tried lobbying to Vince McMahon, but it did not work because he wanted that main event to happen.
August 10, 2015
Even though she hasn't made much noise as of late, Linda McMahon is still involved in politics. It was recently discovered that the former CEO of WWE donated $250,000 to Governor Chris Christie. McMahon was heavily criticized by the internet wrestling community when she spent millions of dollars in her attempt to become a Senator.
August 7, 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
A surprise appearances was made by Justin Roberts at the House of Hardcore event over the weekend, and the former announcer ripped into WWE, the company that recently released him after years of loyalty and service. He stated that the company was so cancerous that it caused him to lose his passion for wrestling. Roberts also noted that their product was the same thing over and over again. Backstage politics was another criticism he mentioned.
March 9, 2015
When Bobby Lashley left WWE, a lot of fans were left wondering why he was never given the chance to be the top star. Some even suggested that racism was a factor. However, the latest reports are suggesting that it could have been the typical backstage politics that kept him from being given bigger pushes. It is being said that Triple H and Shawn Michaels were burying Lashley in front of management as early as his tryouts.
February 16, 2015