As some of you may already know, WWE has a deal with the Texas Lottery to promote the upcoming Wrestlemania. There are those in the industry that feel that the partnership is a bit hypocritical. A while ago, the company had some backstage heat with Ric Flair for having a deal with the North Carolina Lottery. At the time, they felt that gambling was not a very family friendly thing.
November 2, 2015
While many felt that it was a really nice gesture by Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels to give a matching Rolex watch to Charlotte, there are some that feel that it was much too soon to be doing that. Winning the Divas Championship is viewed as an accomplish, but her career in WWE still has a long way to go. It might have been better to wait until she was towards the tail end of her career. Charlotte still has yet to work a match at Wrestlemania.
November 1, 2015
During his latest podcast interview show, Ric Flair revealed that the reason why he never got to work a big Wrestlemania match against Hulk Hogan was because the latter was having issues with Vince McMahon. Hogan wanted to venture off into Hollywood, but McMahon did not want to lose his biggest star. McMahon then opted to not give Hogan the big money feud with Flair.
August 17, 2015
A couple of legends from Japan were in consideration for a hall of fame induction at Wrestlemania this year. WWE opted to go with Tatsumi Fujinami because of his connection with Ric Flair. Rumors have it that some in the front office wanted to wait on inducting Masahiro Chono. They feel that it would be best to include him in the same class as when they induct Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash again. Chono was an nWo member.
March 22, 2015
Unless things become chaotic backstage, it appears that Charlotte is more than likely going to make her main roster debut on the episode of Monday Night Raw on the night following Wrestlemania. Ric Flair is supposed to be in attendance during the entire weekend, so that would make it quite convenient for the front office to have him appearing on television to introduce his daughter to fans who do not generally keep up with NXT.
March 20, 2015
One of the lesser discussed induction into the WWE Hall of Fame at Wrestlemania is Tatsumi Fujinami. A part of that is because his brief stint in WCW took place well before a lot of the current fans were born. The legend from Japan definitely deserves the honor, and his induction should be an entertaining one since Ric Flair will be involved. The two of them had an entertaining feud over the heavyweight championship at one point in time.
March 18, 2015
Those that watched the latest episode of Monday Night Raw heard Sting finally speak since joining WWE. Kind of. The vignette featured a voice that fans were not familiar with. It was actually the voice of Steve Borden, but the production crew altered that because they want to save his real voice for Wrestlemania. The idea was inspired by the Black Scorpion character, the masked performer who ended up being revealed as Ric Flair.
March 10, 2015
Even before she dropped the NXT title to Sasha Banks, there were speculations about when Charlotte would be called up by WWE to the main roster. Those talks heated up, of course, after the title change. Reports have now surfaced that the daughter of Ric Flair could be promoted as soon as Wrestlemania. Management is planning something with the Divas Championship, and the second generation star is expected to be involved.
February 25, 2015