For a while there, Mike Bennett was hotly rumored to be joining WWE through their developmental program. Things have been quiet on that front recently. The belief is that the silence is due to Bennett himself. He knows that his reputation in the industry is rocketing skywards, so he might wait until he has as much leverage as possible before going into negotiations with World Wrestling Entertainment again.
August 14, 2015
During his podcast interview with Chris Jericho, John Cena revealed just how he close he was to turning heel during his feud against The Rock. It was to the point where he spent $5,000 to have new ring gear created for his heel persona. However, WWE scrapped that idea. Instead of asking for a refund, Cena told the seamstress to put that money towards developmental wrestlers that come to her for new apparel. Yet another good deed by Cena.
April 9, 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
If WWE decides to go through with the idea of having the world famous Samoan wrestling family showing up at Wrestlemania to celebrate with Roman Reigns when he wins the heavyweight championship from Brock Lesnar, one of the faces out there that you might not be familiar with yet is Lina Fanene. She is currently in the developmental program but not yet a regular on television. She is related to The Rock and is close to his mom.
February 24, 2015
A lot of wrestling fans have no idea how close we were to never being graced by the presence of The Rock. Before he became a global superstar, he was a broke and struggling developmental wrestler down in Memphis. According to a recent interview, Koko B Ware claims that he was the one that helped convinced the future world heavyweight champion to keep chasing his dreams, keep training hard and give WWE a try before looking elsewhere for work.
February 23, 2015
Reports have surfaced that Tamina Snuka is very close to being ready for a WWE return. She has been training with developmental diva Lina Fanene, who also happens to be related to The Rock. While she may be physically capable of returning, it does not guarantee that it will be happening anytime soon. The creative department is swamped right now because of Wrestlemania, so her return could be pushed back until after that pay per view.
February 7, 2015