After weeks of being rumored, AJ Styles has finally made his debut for WWE by being the third person to enter the Royal Rumble. Roman Reigns had eliminated Rusev, who was the second entrant. Not surprisingly, the audience turned on Reigns and immediately sided with Styles. AJ was made to look like a top level performer, with Michael Cole even telling fans that he has been dominant in other parts of the world.
January 24, 2016
Last minute changes have been made by the sports book. Brock Lesnar is now favored to retain the heavyweight championship against Roman Reigns, and the reason for that is because he signed a new contract with WWE. Triple H is now favored to defeat Sting in his Wrestlemania debut match. No word on why those particular odds did a complete shift, but the theory floating around is that it is because so many were betting on the WCW legend.
March 29, 2015
Since the moment that he made his debut on the main roster, WWE has largely avoided talking about the family tree that Roman Reigns came from. The move puzzled many people, as they feel that it would have been beneficial on a marketing level to let the world know that he comes from such a beloved family. The plan has changed. Management intends to fully sell the fact that Reigns comes from the same family as The Rock.
January 30, 2015
While the company started having doubts about their ability to reach a million subscribers for the WWE Network a while back, there is said to be a good amount of optimism backstage nowadays that it might happen at Wrestlemania, especially with the free month of access being given in February. That, combined with Sting making his wrestling debut and the possible ascension of Roman Reigns, is what is raising the beliefs backstage.
January 25, 2015