Rumors surfaced over the weekend that James Storm was in attendance at the NXT live event in Nashville. Some even go so far as to say that the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion was actually sitting in the front row. There were also those that said that Storm was watching from the backstage area. To clear up the rumor, he took to social media and let everyone know that he was a bar with his buddy.
October 3, 2015
It looks like there might be some backstage heat between Tyson Kidd and Bruce Hart. The latter recently claimed that the former was going to be retiring from professional wrestling because of a neck injury. Kidd took to social media to respond to the rumors. He revealed to the world that he has not had contact with Hart whatsoever in the past decade, which led to speculation about there being friction between the two.
September 5, 2015
Rumors have it that one of the ideas being floated around backstage in WWE is for Samoa Joe and Finn Balor to successfully win the Dusty Rhodes memorial tournament. That would then lead to Joe somehow challenging Balor for the NXT Championship in a friendly feud. That particular match would more than likely be the biggest draw for the developmental promotion at this point in time.
September 4, 2015
With the creative department scrambling around backstage to change up the script for Monday Night Raw tonight, the latest rumors from backstage is that WWE has decided to add Ric Flair to the show. No word yet on what his involvement will entail, but he could be doing an angle with Charlotte. There is also speculation that he could be working an angle with Sting, since the two of them have quite the history together.
August 24, 2015
Rumors are floating around that WWE has admonished Lisa Youngberg, a backstage employee who is married to Shannon Moore, for her involvement in an ugly situation on social media with Reby Sky, the wife of Matt Hardy. Management was afraid that someone like TMZ would pick up on the story and turn it into negative press for the company.
August 12, 2015
Thanks to that special on ESPN, there is a lot more support backstage for Adam Rose. However, management has not pushed him because they simply do not feel that his gimmick connects with the audience. There are now rumors floating around that the creative department might have him change up his character and be the newest member of the Wyatt Family.
July 27, 2015
Rumors are floating around right now that there is a major difference of opinions backstage on how Seth Rollins should be booked as a heel champion. Triple H wants to keep going the old school route by having Rollins be a cowardly champion, much like how Ric Flair used to be. Vince McMahon, however, wants Rollins to be booked as a stronger champion with more credibility with the fans.
July 20, 2015
Rumors are floating around now that there is some resentment towards Kevin Owens from the other wrestlers on the roster. The developmental wrestlers have backstage heat with him because he was promoted ahead of them and very quickly. Some main roster guys are upset because he was given an immediate push, which WWE doesn't usually do.
July 3, 2015
The internet wrestling community is in a frenzy right now because of all the rumors floating around about Destination America canceling all TNA programming. Billy Corgan works backstage for the company, and he decided to chime in on the situation. Through social media, he stated that the person behind the false reports is being worked by a sloppy angle. Corgan did not clarify what he meant by that, but he seemed adamant about denying the rumors.
May 21, 2015
Last night, Impact Wrestling was filmed live in Orlando, and a familiar face was backstage. Chris Hero was said to be there visiting with old friends, which is the adage more frequently used because no one wants to admit that they are in negotiations with a company. Rumors have it that Hero did have a little talk with TNA, so that the two sides can gauge interest in a potential contract. He has been looking for another chance since his WWE release.
May 9, 2015