Much has been discussed about the rumored backstage heat between Vince McMahon and Steve Austin as of late. We might know what initially started the friction between the two. Austin revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that WWE lied to him during his last appearance at Wrestlemania. He was promised that he would be the last to come out during his segment with Hulk Hogan, but they gave that honor to The Rock instead.
May 7, 2015
While making a special guest appearance during the Jim Ross one man show, Samoa Joe revealed his plans for the future. He stated that his main goal is to work a match against Brock Lesnar at the next Wrestlemania for the heavyweight championship. He stated that he doesn't care if he has to go through the developmental program in NXT to achieve that goal. Joe is hoping that WWE opts to put him on the main roster immediately, though.
April 3, 2015
While the dollar amount has increased tremendously for Brock Lesnar, his schedule will remain largely the same as the previous contract. The plan right now is for WWE to only use him a couple of times per year for the next three years. The former world heavyweight champion will only be wrestling at pay per view events, while making appearances on Monday Night Raw here and there to promote his high profile matches.
April 2, 2015
Next week, Monday Night Raw is taking place in Los Angeles. The event will be the go home episode right before Wrestlemania, and tickets are now completely sold out. Management has already secured Brock Lesnar for the evening. They are now targeting Sting and Undertaker for appearances as well because they know that the hype for Wrestlemania is not nearly at the level that they were hoping it to be.
March 18, 2015
Ronda Rousey headlined a UFC card in Las Vegas last night. She created quite a buzz by beating her opponent in a record 14 seconds. That generated quite a bit of attention for her on social media. Some of that attention, however, was stolen by Brock Lesnar, who made a surprising appearance in the audience. Dressed in a nice suit, the WWE Heavyweight Champion sat right behind Dana White, which of course led to speculations.
March 1, 2015
Apparently, something new is brewing backstage in WWE. Brock Lesnar was in attendance for Monday Night Raw in Nashville, but management opted not to use him. That is considered quite strange as he only has a limited amount of appearances that he is required to make on his contract. The company would not waste those opportunities. Reports have surfaced that something is going on between Lesnar and management that caused him to not be used.
February 24, 2015
Now that he is a huge star, Hollywood is constantly seeking out The Rock to make various appearances. The producers of the Oscars want a piece of the action as well, so they decided to contact the former WWE Heavyweight Champion and convince him to be a presenter of an award during the show. Since it is good for his public profile, Rock agreed to do it. Eva Marie is also scheduled for the event, but there is no word on what her involvement will be.
February 20, 2015
Since he is one of the highest paid performers in the company, WWE is still very selective about when they utilize Brock Lesnar on television. Initially, there were plans to have him showing up on Smackdown this week to provide that show with a bit of a boost. However, the snow storm changed up a lot of plans in the company. Management reportedly has now opted to remove Lesnar from the show and save his appearance for a later time.
January 28, 2015
A good portion of the WWE fan base has been complaining about the heavily reduced schedule that Brock Lesnar has been working over the last year. They are now going to be seeing the world heavyweight champion much more frequently. Lesnar has been signed on for several dates over the next couple of months. The former UFC star will be making several appearances on Monday Night Raw from now until the night after Wrestlemania.
December 17, 2014
During the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, the injured Roman Reigns made a surprising appearance to accept a Slammy award. Fans noted that the usually robotic speaker was a lot more comfortable with his speech. Jim Ross, who has a pretty good track record of spotting and signing talent for WWE, noticed as well. The legendary commentator posted on social media that he felt that Reigns showed some subtle mannerisms that are similar to his cousin The Rock.
December 10, 2014