Wrestling Revealed

Alberto Del Rio fined

One of the more interesting things that came out of the Pro Wrestling Illustrated podcast interview with Alberto Del Rio is the fact that WWE fines their performers if they were to stray from the scripted promos that the creative department provides for them during Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. The former world heavyweight champion stated that performers were basically like robots. He also revealed that he had been fined a couple of times.
January 29, 2015

Kevin Steen merchandise

A really great way to get on the good side of management is by being able to generate revenue from merchandise sales. That is one of the big reasons why WWE is quite pleased with Kevin Owens, a relative newcomer that has a huge following from the independent wrestling circuit. The first shirt that was produced for him has been selling really well at the live events. Management uses that as a gauge on who to push up the ladder.
January 28, 2015

Alberto Del Rio money

The topic of money was recently brought up by Alberto Del Rio during a recent podcast interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated. He stated that there is definitely life outside of WWE, as he is currently making as much money as he did during his best years with the company. The former world heavyweight champion also revealed that his pay started declining once he got into issues with an unnamed person backstage.
January 28, 2015

Alex Riley to TNA

Since he is still young and has a bit of a following from his days as an on screen performer for WWE, the belief is that TNA would definitely be interested in offering Alex Riley a contract once he receives his rumored release. The latter company is no longer under a hiring freeze since they signed a long term deal with Destination America. They would love to add a couple of more recognizable faces, and Riley would not be as expensive as other free agents.
January 28, 2015

Alberto Del Rio case

During a recent interview, Alberto Del Rio explained that he signed with Lucha Underground and AAA out of loyalty. He stated that he chose them over a company like TNA because of what they did for him while he was in a legal fight with WWE. The Spanish promotions were the ones that introduced him to his lawyer. They also were the ones that covered the expenses, which was said to be quite high since they were battling a big corporation.
January 28, 2015

AJ Lee net worth

Since rumors about her retirement have seemingly been floating around every single day since CM Punk walked away from the company, many have been wondering about the status of AJ Lee. Some believe that she will be leaving the industry soon to spend more time with her husband. That has led to questions about her net worth. She is financially comfortable, but not worth anywhere near the $6.5 million that she is reportedly worth.
January 28, 2015

Alicia Fox win loss record

Since she is now being featured on Total Divas, WWE has instructed the creative department to focus a bit more on the win loss record of Alicia Fox. While there are no plans on giving her a huge push at the moment, the goal is to ensure that she is not losing a ton of matches like she used to. Alicia needs to be kept a relevant and competitive performer in order to ensure that her popularity does not take a hit on the reality television show.
January 28, 2015

Lucha Underground ratings

While the promotion has started gaining a little bit of steam with the internet wrestling community, there is a good amount of disappointment from those involved with Lucha Underground in regards to their ratings. The numbers simply are not as high as management was expecting. The hope is that someone like Alberto Del Rio is going to be able to help move the needle a bit. The company definitely needs more recognizable names.
January 28, 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger induction

When it came to the WWE Hall of Fame induction of Arnold Schwarzenegger, it is being said that Vince McMahon was all in, as he is usually is the one that pushes for celebrities to be inducted, so that the company can receive free mainstream media coverage for Wrestlemania. However, there were those backstage that privately questioned the move because Schwarzenegger has only had limited involvement with the company.
January 28, 2015

Zack Ryder injury

An encouraging YouTube video from WWE, where Zack Ryder talks about his injury, health status, return and fans in a quick backstage interview.
January 28, 2015