In trying to avoid a lot of embarrassment, WWE was quick to pull the shirts that they made for Hideo Itami from their official online store. Management was informed that the Japanese characters on the item were incorrect. A lot of people in Japan are very old school when it comes to things, so the inaccuracy might have offended them. Fortunately, the shirt was pulled quickly enough. The company is doing a tour in Tokyo in a couple of weeks.
May 26, 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
In case you have not been paying attention to his segments, Curtis Axel has a new shirt made, and it says "Axelmania" on the front. Word going around is that it is something that he came up with on his own. He even produced the shirts himself. The belief is that WWE is giving him some creative control over his character. Some are even saying that he created the gimmick of complaining about the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania.
February 28, 2015
Apparently, the alliance between Adam Rose, Tyson Kidd and Antonio Cesaro is not temporary after all. It has been reported that WWE has asked the trio to come up with a name for themselves. The name that the group came up with was the Brass Ring Club, which is a reference to comments made by Vince McMahon during his podcast interview with Steve Austin. Shirts have been made, but management has not given the approval yet.
February 5, 2015