Developmental wrestlers in WWE generally do not get paid a lot of money, and that was one of the things that caused Samoa Joe to be hesitant about signing a contract with the company. In order to get the deal done, management opted to give him a contract that might help them secure more of the top performers on the independent scene. Joe is being allowed to work for other promotions, provided that he does not appear on television.
May 25, 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
When rumors came flying about that Tammy Sytch was on the verge of signing a contract with Vivid to do porn videos, the majority of fans immediately believed it because they saw that she was resorting to selling naked chats through Skype to whatever remains of her fan base. Since she was heavily harassed by the reports, Tammy opted to go to social media and deny that she was doing such a thing. Her denial was not overtly strong, though.
May 18, 2015
Professional wrestling fans have been ecstatic over the rumors that Samoa Joe is going to finally join NXT. That might no longer be the case, as the former world heavyweight champion has signed on for an event with Northeast Wrestling in August. He would not have done that if he was on the verge of signing a contract with WWE because the promotion does not usually allow their performers to work for another company.
May 18, 2015
Reports have surfaced that Samoa Joe has signed a developmental contract with WWE. Terms of the deal are said to be for two years. The sum has not been disclosed, but the belief is that someone with the stature of Joe would be able to comment a bit more money that what the NXT performers normally get paid. The company has yet to confirm the signing, but they do not usually make an announcement on developmental signings.
May 15, 2015
One of the more interesting revelations that was made during the podcast interview that Kurt Angle did with Ric Flair was the fact the latter was the one that convinced the former to avoid signing a contract with WCW. Flair had several issues with the front office, so he advised Angle to sign with WWE instead. He even stated that he handed him the phone number to Vince McMahon, so that he can initiate the negotiations personally.
May 7, 2015
Chael Sonnen is a good talker, loves professional wrestling and has name value from his career in UFC. Those three reasons are why expressed interest in signing him to a contract. However, the former MMA star has opted to join GFW instead. The announcement was made this morning that Sonnen would be joining the company and serving as an analyst. This deal has led to speculations that Global Force Wrestling is close to a television deal.
May 6, 2015
While it has not been officially confirmed, Sonjay Dutt is expected to be one of the members of the GFW roster. He is already working for the company in the front office. Dutt is said to be the one that has been calling ROH and TNA stars to gauge their interest in signing a contract with the new promotion. It is being said that Global Force Wrestling is planning approximately 40 shows before the end of the year.
April 30, 2015
If you follow international wrestling at all, you'll know that Mike Bennett and his stock are rising. He is becoming a hot commodity in the industry. Those rumors are about signing a contract with TNA in the near future are heating up once again. The promotion would provide him with a bigger platform than the one he has in ROH. Bennett also knows that working with an opponent like Kurt Angle could definitely make him even more known.
April 27, 2015
In a rather interesting bit of news, Billy Corgan has officially signed a contract with TNA, where he is now the Senior Producer of Creative and Talent Development. To put it more simply, he is now in charge of the creative department. The signing has brought a bit of mainstream media attention to the company, but that is not the sole reason why it was done. Corgan is actually a huge fan of wrestling and has years of experience in the business.
April 27, 2015