Earlier in the week, Samoa Joe was spotted hanging out with other wrestlers at Walemania. It's not all fun and games, however. The former world heavyweight champion worked a match for ROH, where he challenged Jay Briscoe for their version of the heavyweight championship. Briscoe successfully retained, but that does not come as a surprise to those who believe that Joe will be signing up with the WWE developmental program soon.
March 28, 2015
Apparently, WWE has had a change of heart in regards to Jimmy Jacobs. Initially, they were going to have him writing NXT to prove his worth. However, his backers in the company were able to convince the decision makers to graduate him to the main roster instead. He will be writing content for both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown now. Jacobs is working his last match with ROH this week and will be hanging up the boots.
March 28, 2015
If you watched Kevin Owens in ROH, you already know that the big man does a lot of high impact and high risk moves. He has toned that down slightly in NXT. A WWE fan asked him through social media why he no longer does the suicide dive. Owens sarcastically responded that he wanted to live. In reality, however, there are rumors that Triple H instructed him to save the big spots for the very big moments instead of doing them routinely.
March 23, 2015
As many of you already know, wrestlers are required to work in NXT before they get a chance to work on the main roster in WWE. Apparently, the front office is trying that out with the creative department as well. Jimmy Jacobs is said to be leaving ROH, so he can start writing for the developmental program. There, he will work very closely with Triple H. If he does well, then he might start writing Monday Night Raw and Smackdown.
March 20, 2015
As some of you might already know, ROH is doing a show in Redwood City during Wrestlemania weekend. Jimmy Jacobs is working a match that day against BJ Whitmer. It is being said that this will be his farewell match. He is leaving Ring of Honor and heading over to a creative position with WWE. There is a very good chance that Jacobs will more than likely take the short commute to attend the pay per view in person.
March 19, 2015
When word initially broke out that Jimmy Jacobs was signing with WWE, the belief was that he would be doing so as an in ring performer. That apparently is not the case at all. Reports have now surfaced that Jacobs will be joining the creative department in an unannounced role. The former ROH star has long been regarded within the industry as someone that gets the business and has a lot of creativity, so the move makes a lot of sense.
March 17, 2015
For quite some time now, rumors about the Briscoes signing with WWE have been floating around. The speculations are flying high once again. Reports have surfaced that the company has renewed their interest in signing Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe to a contract. The former is actually the current ROH Heavyweight Champion, so that would be quite a boost to the roster. Despite their talents, the brothers would still have to go through NXT.
March 12, 2015