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
Earlier in the month, TMZ reported that a couple of WWE divas were thrown out of a restaurant due to an incident involving arguments and drinks being thrown. Paige addressed the rumors while making an appearance at a comic convention. She stated that someone started filming she and Alicia Fox as they were singing karaoke. When the person would not stop, things began to escalate.
September 13, 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
Even though she took to social media to deny the rumors, TMZ is reporting that Tammy Sytch is very close to signing a huge contract with Vivid. Reports are stating that the deal is worth six figures. The company is willing to pay her a good amount of money because they were able to generate a good amount of profit from the Chyna videos. It is also being said that Tammy is ready to film her first porn video as soon as the contract is signed.
May 20, 2015
Apparently, the folks at TMZ are much better at generating interest than they are at doing math. The tabloid website reported that John Cena squatted 600 pounds. The numbers were inaccurate, and the longtime WWE star took to social media to clear up the rumors. Cena stated that he was lifting closer to 396 pounds. The reason that he decided to respond to the story was because it was spreading around the internet wrestling community rather rapidly.
May 15, 2015
There are talks floating around that Vampiro might have just inadvertently saved his own job. Rumors sparked earlier in the year that he was on the verge of being fired by Lucha Underground because his performance on the commentating has not been up to par. However, with TMZ recently picking up on the story of him saving a life at a restaurant, management might want to avoid firing him for fear of the potential bad publicity to follow.
March 24, 2015
While an official announcement has not been made yet, Hulk Hogan is expected to be named as the person to induct Randy Savage into the WWE Hall of Fame during Wrestlemania weekend. The belief is that management will go this route, in order to ensure that the mainstream media coverage will be there. Rumors about the Savage induction was enough to garner the attention of TMZ, so Hogan should be able to draw in a bit of people.
January 12, 2015