When asked by a fan through social media if he would be in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania 32 this year, Chris Jericho flat out stated that there was no chance in hell of that happening. The belief is that the former world heavyweight champion wants a regular match on the main card, preferably with someone younger and newer that he can put over. Jericho has a decent amount of backstage clout with WWE officials.
February 4, 2016
After days of sitting back and watching his real life fiancee have her name dragged through the mud by the internet wrestling community, Rusev has finally decided to speak up. The former United States Heavyweight Champion took to social media to deny that Lana has new backstage heat in WWE. He stated that websites are making up lies about her, so fans should be smarter by ignoring those unfounded allegations.
February 1, 2016
Earlier in the month, Josh Bredl picked up a ton of backstage heat when he made comments about the Social Outcasts on social media. There is now talks that the Tough Enough winner might be placed into the Royal Rumble so that veteran WWE performers can punish him in the ring. World Wrestling Entertainment has done that before with Daniel Puder, who was released shortly after the in ring punishment took placed.
January 24, 2016
Earlier in the week, Chris Jericho revealed through social media that he was not going to be a part of Wrestlemania 32. However, he might be involved in the Royal Rumble, as the former world heavyweight champion is said to be backstage at Monday Night Raw, which is taking place in San Antonio. Jericho could be setting up his pay per view appearance tonight by declaring himself as an entrant.
January 4, 2016
It appears that Melina could be done with Lucha Underground. The promotion made the decision to replace her with independent wrestler Taya Valkyrie. There are reports floating around that the former WWE diva was very difficult to work with backstage. She has denied the allegations vehemently through social media. Melina states that these rumors are simply made up to make her look bad again.
December 3, 2015
Since she has nuclear backstage heat on her right now, WWE is still trying to figure out if they want to bring Lana back to television or not. The belief is that if she does get brought back, then management is going to turn her real life war of words with Paige into a story line so that they can try to convince fans that it was a work all along. Management is upset that their issues was taken to social media.
November 27, 2015
It appears that the social media war of words between Lana and Paige is actually a legitimate thing. The former has accused the latter of bullying her while the two of them were both in NXT. Summer Rae has publicly defended Paige and dismissed the notion. Interestingly enough, WWE appears to be siding with the Pale Princess as well, as management is said to have backstage heat towards Lana over the incident.
November 19, 2015
Throughout the years, Superstar Billy Graham and WWE have had a roller coaster relationship. Things got heated at one point when Graham spoke out against Linda McMahon going into politics. The backstage heat appears to have been soothed over. Graham announced through social media that Triple H has offered him a legends contract to get back into the good graces of the company. Graham signed it.
November 5, 2015
When Renee Young recently got into it with the internet wrestling community, some were afraid that she would receive some backstage heat in WWE. Fortunately for her, that is not the case. Management did not have any issues with her venting about how fans act on social media. They are aware of how certain fans can be. The front office also encourages their performers to interact online with fans.
November 5, 2015
Through social media, the Young Bucks revealed to fans that they have signed a new contract. Of course, to make things fun, the brothers did not bother to reveal which promotion that they are signing with. Instead, they listed out Lucha Underground, WWE, ROH, TNA and New Japan. The belief is that the popular tandem has not signed with World Wrestling Entertainment because they have backstage heat there.
October 27, 2015