During a recent interview, Jake Roberts acknowledged that he unlikely would have made it to the top if not for the snake gimmick. The WWE legend also revealed that he was and still is afraid of snakes. Roberts came up with the idea when he was extremely stoned one night. He took the idea to management, and they absolutely loved it, so he ran with it to get a push. Roberts has a long history of substance abuse, so it's not that shocking.
March 17, 2016
When asked recently for his opinions on how WWE utilizes Roman Reigns, Jim Ross stated that he felt that management has miscast another performer. The legendary commentator stated that he does not know how World Wrestling Entertainment feels about Reigns being booed by fans because he is no longer with the company. Ross feels that the fans would not have turned on Reigns if he wasn't being pushed too hard. Fans resented him for that.
March 13, 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
Last week, it was reported that Vince McMahon was pushing for a Wrestlemania 32 match between Undertaker and Braun Strowman. It appears that may off the table for now. For starters, the Phenom was said to have not been all that interested in working with Strowman. Secondly, the internet wrestling community voiced their opinion on the match, and those words were said to have gotten back to McMahon and changed his mind.
February 8, 2016
Even though he has only been with WWE for less than a month, AJ Styles has already picked up some backstage heat. Even worse, the heat is with Vince McMahon himself. The CEO is upset with Styles because he signed a deal with a toy company prior to signing his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. This is the same company that signed Kevin Owens back when he was receiving his big push against John Cena last year.
February 4, 2016
Despite not being all that impressive in the ring or having that much character development, Braun Strowman is a big focus for WWE officials as they plan out how they want Wrestlemania 32 to unfold. Management really wants him to have a big role on the show. Some are even pushing for him to work a match against Undertaker, which is a pretty prime spot on the card. The front office might opt to protect him by doing a tag team match instead.
February 4, 2016
In a sign that the group is here to stay, WWE has just produced new Social Outcasts tee shirts. Management has a history of pushing performers who can move merchandise, so Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater and Adam Rose might finally receive pushes if their stable generates a lot of a sales. The front of the shirt has their name with a hash tag in front of it, while the back has the phrase "Now Trending" across the top.
January 24, 2016
With AJ Styles signing with WWE soon, a door has been opened for Kenny Omega, as New Japan executives have chosen him for a big push. Management is going to make Omega the top singles star in their vastly popular Bullet Club stable. Kenny is the most likely choice to win the vacant IWGP Intercontinental Championship in a couple of weeks, where he is rumored to be facing Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event.
January 18, 2016
When Tyler Breeze was first promoted from the NXT roster, it appeared that he was sitting pretty as WWE immediately pushed him on the main roster against Dolph Ziggler. He even got a big victory at Summerslam. Well, it looks like that is dead and gone now. Vince McMahon no longer believes in Breeze, so his push was terminated, despite the objection of Triple H. That was why Summer Rae was taken away from Tyler.
January 14, 2016
While there have been rumors about him receiving a push from WWE, Kalisto might shockingly be wrestling for a singles title at the Royal Rumble later on this month. Management is considering having the masked performer challenge Alberto Del Rio for the United States Heavyweight Championship at the pay per view. This would be the highest profile match for Kalisto since being called up to the main roster.
January 11, 2016