In a move that has been expected but still surprising, Daniel Bryan has announced that he is going to retire from professional wrestling. The former world heavyweight champion attempted to gain his release from WWE so that he can go wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit. However, Vince McMahon refused to let him out of his contract, which is similar to the situation that Rey Mysterio was stuck in not too long ago.
February 8, 2016
Thanks in large part to her backstage confrontation with Reby Sky, Awesome Kong has now been given her official release from TNA. Kong reportedly physically attacked Reby after throwing her stuff outside of the Knockouts locker room while the two of them were on the tour of Europe. Management could not allow her to stick around because it would send a bad message to the other performers in the company.
February 5, 2016
While working a tour of England, Awesome Kong, whose real name is Kia Stevens, ended up attacking Reby Sky while the two of them were backstage at the Manchester Arena. TNA officials had to release a statement so that fans would know that they are doing something about it. John Gaburick stated that Kong was immediately sent home from the tour and that further punishment could be levied after they do a full investigation into the matter.
January 30, 2016
While official numbers are not released since they are a privately held company, reports have surfaced that TNA offered James Storm 250 percent more than what WWE was offering him to work on the NXT brand. Rumors have it that World Wrestling Entertainment offered Storm less than $100,000 a year, which means that he has a six figure deal to become one of the centerpieces of Impact Wrestling for the time being.
January 26, 2016
Earlier in the month, Josh Bredl picked up a ton of backstage heat when he made comments about the Social Outcasts on social media. There is now talks that the Tough Enough winner might be placed into the Royal Rumble so that veteran WWE performers can punish him in the ring. World Wrestling Entertainment has done that before with Daniel Puder, who was released shortly after the in ring punishment took placed.
January 24, 2016
As some of you may already know, Rosa Mendes has been away from Monday Night Raw because she is currently pregnant. She recently noted that she was the first pregnant diva that WWE has employed. Many backstage believe that Rosa would have been released from her contract had Total Divas not been in existence. World Wrestling Entertainment felt that her pregnancy would be good for their reality television show.
January 22, 2016
When Steve Hirsch found out that Tammy Sytch was selling her WWE Hall of Fame ring, he decided that she needed to do a sex tape for Vivid Entertainment. Hirsch offered Sytch a deal for $100,000. Tammy would get to choose the male sex partner and the location of the shoot. Steve wants Sytch to have the sex tape filmed, edited and released within the next two weeks.
January 19, 2016
Rumors spread like wildfire today about an imminent release of Daniel Bryan after an anonymous email was released by someone that claims to work in the human resources department for WWE. They stated that the office was asked to process a contract release for Bryan. Upon hearing the rumors, World Wrestling Entertainment released a statement denying that Daniel was about to depart from the company.
January 13, 2016
While doing an interview to promote GFW, Jeff Jarrett revealed that his company was certainly interested in signing Daniel Bryan if he were to ask for his release from WWE. The odds of that happening are increasing since Bryan is growing frustrated with being on the sidelines. He has publicly mentioned that he is willing to go outside of World Wrestling Entertainment if he needs to because he wants badly to wrestle again.
December 25, 2015