To fill out the pay per view even more, WWE has decided to do a triple threat match for the Divas Championship at Elimination Chamber instead of building it up for Money in the Bank. Nikki Bella will be defending her title against both Naomi and Paige, who recently made her television return after taking some time off to film a movie with Miz. Since plans were changed so rapidly, there is no word yet on who will be walking out with the belt that night.
May 20, 2015
It looks like Steve Austin and Vince McMahon were once again able to resolve their issues. WWE announced that the former world heavyweight champion was going to be returning to the company and hosting his podcast show with them once again. The two sides reportedly had some issues after the last go around because McMahon felt that Austin asked some questions that cast his company in a bad light. Things apparently are fine now.
May 18, 2015
Since he has been quite vocal about the creative department, there is some backstage heat towards Batista from people in WWE. However, don't expect the former world heavyweight champion to stop trashing the product. He knows that his name value is growing by the day, so if he ever wanted to make another return, Vince McMahon would gladly be there to hold the door open for him with a gigantic check in his hands as well.
May 16, 2015
Late in 2014, rumors surfaced that Shelton Benjamin was going to make a return to WWE because the company filed for a trademark to his name. It turns out that it was simply for merchandising reason. Well, good news if you've been wanting Benjamin back in the United States. He has now been signed to a contract by GFW and should be a part of that summer tour. Jeff Jarrett has been building himself quite the roster.
May 15, 2015
During a recent interview, Curt Hawkins shared his opinions on Tough Enough, which is making a return this year. He stated that while it was a good television show, there really is no payoff in the end. Hawkins, who is now a trainer at a wrestling school that he owns and operates, stated that it is unfair for WWE to put these untrained performers in front of national television and expect them to be prepared after just three months of training.
May 14, 2015
A very interesting story was told by Skylar Astin during a podcast interview this week. He stated that when he and his brother attended a UFC event back in February, there was an incident with Brock Lesnar. Astin stated that his brother attempted to talk to Lesnar and try to convince him to return to WWE. Lesnar was then said to have lashed out, using a lot of profanity. The former heavyweight champion has yet to respond to the allegations.
May 13, 2015
Even though Dana White publicly stated that she would never be back inside of a WWE ring, Ronda Rousey has still not given up on the idea. She stated during an interview that she is going to figure out a way for her to return to the world of professional wrestling. Rousey has long stated that she is interested in working an actual match. UFC will do everything in their power to keep on one of their biggest draws from jumping ship.
May 13, 2015