Earlier this week, TMZ confirmed a rumor that stemmed from a social media photo. Lana and Rusev are now engaged. However, there are now rumors floating around that this might be a story line brewed up by WWE. Management wanted to put the two of them back together because the breakup did not go as they planned. Doing it this way provides a bit of a surprise to the internet wrestling community and generates media attention.
October 12, 2015
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
Earlier in the day, Carlito became a trend on social media because fans were abuzz because rumors surfaced that he was going to be making his surprising return to WWE. He was released from the company five years ago because he violated the wellness policy and refused to go to rehabilitation. World Wrestling Entertainment has been looking to bring back more of their Hispanic fan base.
September 20, 2015
Rumors spread not too long ago that Rey Mysterio was open to the idea of returning to WWE if things were on his terms. That led to his fans asking him about his status on social media. To his credit, Mysterio took the time to explain his thought process to the fans. The former world heavyweight champion explained why he was not returning, which means that World Wrestling Entertainment did not want to give him his terms.
September 13, 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 are floating around right now that Sheamus is almost set to become the world heavyweight champion because there are images of a custom made belt being passed around through social media. While WWE may have plans to eventually move the Celtic Warrior back into the main event scene, the photos of the belt are edited by fans. They are not real and not made by the company.
August 31, 2015
When Kana made a public appearance in the audience at the NXT event in Brooklyn this past weekend, rumors immediately spread that she had signed a contract with WWE. That has yet to be confirmed. There are some that are skeptical of the rumors because earlier in the year, she announced that she was going to take a step away from professional wrestling because she had been doing it for ten straight years.
August 25, 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
A person that was unintentionally hurt by the Hulk Hogan scandal is said to be Havok. She did a good tryout for WWE, but management opted to hold off on signing her because some racial comments she posted years ago on social media resurfaced. The front office doesn't want any ties whatsoever to racism, so rumors are saying that she has very little chance of being picked up by the company.
August 8, 2015
When it comes to the media, Tyler Breeze is saying all of the right things. He tells the world that he is not frustrated by the fact that he has yet to be called up to the main roster in WWE. Behind closed doors, though, there are rumors that he is quite frustrated by the lack of support from management. No one can really blame him because he is talented and deserves a chance to shine on the big stage.
July 20, 2015