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
While it wasn't a very well known thing, Konnor was on the sidelines with what is believed to be a jaw injury of some sort. The Ascensions member recently made his return to WWE and is back on the road again. The belief is that he should be back on Monday Night Raw soon. Management isn't interested in pushing the tandem, however, so he might not be back on television right away.
January 10, 2016
There is a silver lining to the shoulder injury suffered by Sin Cara. It has allowed WWE to give a small push to Kalisto. On Smackdown, the masked performer was given an upset victory over Alberto Del Rio. The move was done so that a title match can be set up between the two of them. In 2015, World Wrestling Entertainment gave him a little push when they had him in the tournament to crown a new world champion.
January 8, 2016
For those that missed Monday Night Raw, WWE put together a new stable called the Social Outcasts, and it features Adam Rose, Bo Dallas, Heath Slater and Curtis Axel. Since the four of them are pretty close to the bottom of the ladder, it would require a great deal of support from the audience in order for management to even consider giving them a push. Most of the time, these guys have trouble getting on television.
January 5, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, JTG revealed that they were initially fired because Shad Gaspard messed around with the referee during a match. Management was livid about the incident, with then backstage agent Barry Windham yelling at them. Afterwards, John Cena started admonishing Cryme Tyme as well because he knew that it would ruin the push that they were receiving.
December 28, 2015