In a very sad story, it has now been revealed that Brutus Beefcake has sunk so low in life that he has resorted to selling autographed photos of Hulk Hogan that have fake signatures. Hogan took to social media to warn fans that he was not the one that signed those. He also stated that he never gave Beefcake anything to sell. The two of them were once as close as brothers, but some backstage heat has gotten in between them since.
May 4, 2015
Since the internet wrestling community is speculating about the backstage heat towards AJ Lee, WWE decided to do a little public relations work. The company decided to thank her by doing a tribute which consists of 100 of the best photos of career with them. They even included a popular hash tag that fans have been using to thank AJ on social media sites. The belief is that there is still some heat towards the former divas champion.
April 16, 2015
As some of you already know, a very mean prank was pulled on Ashley Massaro not too long ago. A person pretended to be Stephanie McMahon on social media and invited Ashley to visit backstage at Monday Night Raw. The former diva was enthusiastic because she yearns for a return to WWE. Unfortunately, though, management has not reached out to her since the incident, even though it would be a good move for public relations.
March 2, 2015
As many of you already know, Zack Ryder is rarely utilized by WWE and Adam Rose is someone that has unfortunately gotten lost in the shuffle. The two of them, however, have been generating some interest from the internet wrestling community because it appears that they are fighting with one another through social media. The belief is that they are just playfully ribbing one another, a tradition in the business. No real backstage heat.
February 24, 2015
Work was a bit rough last night for Lilian Garcia. She had a couple of botches at Fast Lane, and they were quickly picked up by fans on social media. The longtime WWE announcer became a trend online because fans caught her saying a couple of things wrong. Since management keeps a close eye on social media, there is a very good chance that they noticed the mistakes as well now. There is a small chance of her having backstage heat over this.
February 24, 2015
The initial plans for the Royal Rumble called for Alex Riley to make his televised return. He was reportedly set to become one of the mystery entrants at the pay per view. WWE, however, kept changing up their plans backstage that night. Riley ended up being removed completely from the show. He is not at all happy about that. In fact, he even went to social media to vent and hint that he was seriously considering a departure soon.
January 28, 2015
We are a couple of hours away from the Royal Rumble and a huge buzz has been created because of a simple tease on social media by The Rock, who happens to be in Philadelphia, the city hosting the pay per view. Reports are surfacing that he definitely has been in touch with WWE and an involvement tonight is on the plate. At the very least, he will be visiting backstage. However, management wants more than that from him.
January 25, 2015
While there were a lot of assumptions that there would be backstage heat on Kevin Nash for going on social media and telling fans that he has no intentions of ever doing business again with WWE, the opposite has been true. Management is aware that he is one of the guys in the industry that still enjoys pulling the wool over the eyes of fans. It is believed that Nash understand why the company had to suspend him and did not take it personal.
January 22, 2015
A minor controversy has erupted after a couple of fans noticed something about Sting during Monday Night Raw. It was pointed out through social media that the legendary WCW performer was actually wearing some TNA merchandise that night. He was wearing the gloves that were designed by that company. No word yet on whether or not WWE officials have been informed, but backstage heat over the incident is very unlikely.
January 21, 2015
It appears that there might be some backstage heat between Josh Mathews, who is now the lead commentator for TNA, and Jim Ross. The two of them engaged in an awkward discussion through social media about UFC going up against the NFL on Sunday night. Mathews took a jab at Ross for being old and instructed him to walk away from the limelight. Ross even noted that he was not expecting such comments from Mathews.
January 19, 2015