While a lot of wrestling fans still clamor for his return to WWE, Shane McMahon has expressed no desire to do so. In fact, he has been avoiding the family business for quite some time now. While everyone involved has been denying the backstage heat rumors, it speaks volume that McMahon doesn't even bother to attend Wrestlemania any more. That is the biggest event of the year, and one would expect him to at least be in attendance.
April 29, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that Beth Phoenix has been avoiding WWE, which has fueled speculation that there is some sort of backstage heat between the two sides. In reality, though, there is no tension. Beth simply has opted to move to the next chapter in her life and focus on raising a child with Edge. She even paid a visit to see Natalya a couple of years ago when Monday Night Raw was in Toronto.
April 28, 2015
There have been rumors floating around for weeks now that Rosa Mendes has some backstage heat on her. Her union with Adam Rose has led to further speculation. The front office isn't interested in pushing Rose, so that was not their intention when they created this on screen relationship. The belief is that management wants Rosa to be forced to wear something humiliating on television each. That might be their form of punishment for her.
April 27, 2015
An apparel website that works with wrestlers has reportedly been sent a cease and desist letter from WWE earlier this month. The two shirts in questions were designed for Steve Austin. As many of you already know, there have been rumors floating around of backstage heat between Austin and Vince McMahon. The belief is that the company is purposely doing this as a way of getting back at him for skipping out on Wrestlemania.
April 16, 2015
When John Cena added a springboard Stunner to his arsenal of moves, the belief was that Vince McMahon instructed him to do that. As many of you already know, there have been reports about backstage heat between McMahon and Steve Austin. While Austin has denied those rumors, he did seem quite agitated that Cena has been doing that move. He stated that the springboard aspect makes the move a bit more dangerous for the performers.
April 15, 2015
Those that watched his rise through WWE know that AJ Lee played a key part in the story for Daniel Bryan. You would figure that she would be mentioned in an autobiography by the guy. However, Bryan never once mentions her name on any of the pages. That, of course, has added more fuel to the fire on the rumors that there could be backstage heat between AJ and Brie Bella. It would explain her omission from the book.
April 14, 2015
Wanting to clear the air on the matter, Steve Austin took to his podcast interview show to address the rumors that he has backstage heat with WWE. He basically denied everything that is being said about the situation. Austin states that he was never scheduled to be on the same flight as the Undertaker. He simply was not booked for Wrestlemania. He also stated that there is no truth to the rumors of him having beef with Vince McMahon.
April 7, 2015
During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Melina talked about her release from WWE. She stated that she is now over it and has accepted that it was something that needed to happen. The 36 year old now understands that the company needed to clear roster spots for fresher faces. She also reiterated that the rumors about backstage heat leading to her departure were not true. She was not nearly as crazy as her character was.
March 22, 2015
Prior to them signing a television contract with Destination America, there were a lot of question marks surrounding the TNA personnel. There were some speculations that Tommy Dreamer was not going to be returning to the promotion once they returned to the air due to potential backstage heat. However, those rumors were dispelled last night, as the ECW legend was working as an agent during the debut episode of Impact Wrestling.
January 8, 2015
Rumors are floating around right now that there is backstage heat between Randy Orton and Seth Rollins over comments made by the latter during an interview with the Sun, a well known publication based out of England. This particular rumor is not true, as Rollins was speaking in character about how Orton harbors jealousy towards him and some of the newer guys in the company. Many were under the belief that Rollins was speaking on a personal level.
December 19, 2014