The internet wrestling community was buzzing over rumors that James Storm had attended an NXT event earlier in the month. Well, some further fuel has been added to that particular fire. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be in Orlando today and may have been spotted at the same venue as the Takeover event. Photos have surfaced online of what appears to be Storm entering the facility with developmental trainer, Billy Gunn.
October 7, 2015
Earlier in the year, rumors spread that Kazuchika Okada was a potential candidate to join the developmental program in WWE. During a recent interview with Rolling Stones, he adamantly states that he has absolutely no desire to join the company. He wants to remain loyal to New Japan, where he is set to be the biggest star in the promotion for the next decade. He will also continue to work with ROH.
September 23, 2015
Performers like Samoa Joe, Finn Balor and Bayley are going to be among the biggest reasons why fans attend Takeover events and the upcoming NXT tour of England. Rumors have been floating around that the developmental performers do not get rewarded for the recent success, and now, it appears that an official meeting was held to inform the performers that they will not be paid any extra money for their work.
September 10, 2015
To generate even more interest the story line, WWE has decided to add the mystery partner element. At Night of Champions, the Wyatt Family will be teaming up to take on Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and a partner that has yet to be revealed. Rumors have surfaced that it will be Baron Corbin, a developmental wrestler in NXT. The official website reportedly posted his image by accident.
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
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
Rumors spread on Thursday that Samoa Joe met with WWE officials to negotiate a developmental contract. It is now looking more and more likely that it did happen, as Jim Ross himself has confirmed that he saw Joe earlier in the day. Ross is in Orlando, where the performance center happens to be, to tape a show with Mick Foley for the Network. The belief is that Joe will sign a deal and start with NXT around June of 2015.
April 24, 2015
Rumors have been floating around that Finn Balor was next in line to be called up to the main roster in WWE. However, it appears that he will have to wait at least another month. The front office has advertised him to work the upcoming NXT live event taking place in Albany on May 16. While there is still a chance that he could be promoted and be sent to the show, the belief is that Balor is going to be spending a couple of more weeks in developmental.
April 21, 2015
Rumors have sprung up that Lina Fanene, a developmental diva under contract with WWE, has some nude photos of herself floating around on the internet. Those rumors are not true. While she has done some modeling in the past, none of them featured her completely naked. The belief is that the rumors were started because of a black and white photo of a topless girl surfaced online. Some claimed that it was Lina, but it was not.
February 26, 2015
Further confirmations are being made on the rumors about WWE performers being upset with management because they want to be able to showcase their skills like how Triple H enables the NXT performers to do. While no one really wants to take the huge pay cut to go back down to developmental, they wished that they were given the opportunity to show fans that they can tear down the house when given the chance.
February 15, 2015