Earlier today, a photo surfaced on social media that shows Austin Aries making his arrival at an NXT event in Florida. That has sparked rumors that the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion is on the verge of signing a contract with WWE to help add depth to the developmental brand. Management is now leaning towards the idea of having seasoned veterans mixed in with the fresher faces.
November 19, 2015
Reports surfaced this week that Blue Pants was no longer with NXT. The belief was that management opted to no longer utilize her services because her favorable deal, which enabled her the freedom to make money on the independent wrestling circuit, was alienating the developmental wrestlers. The cult favorite took to social media to instruct her fans to not believe everything they hear, which hints that she might not be done with the company.
October 11, 2015
If Seth Rollins was looking forward to having his real life girlfriend on the road with him in the future, he was terribly let down today. WWE announced that they have given Zahra Schreiber a release. The developmental diva was able to survive a nude scandal and affair scandal. However, when racially motivated photos showed up on social media, management could not protect her any longer.
August 31, 2015
In order to generate more interest in her potential career in WWE, Angelina Pivarnick wisely took to social media to call out one of the divas. She chose Carmella, who is still working on her skills in NXT. If Pivarnick does get signed, then the two of them could end up being on the same developmental roster. There is no legitimate heat between the two girls, by the way.
August 9, 2015
When WWE gave Corey Graves a position as a commentator, many felt that his job security was extremely high because it was good for public relations to keep him around. However, the former developmental wrestler might have just given the company an excuse to fire him. Graves took to social media to bash the candidates that are competing on Tough Enough.
July 15, 2015
Sometimes in life, things from your past can come back and bite you in the ass. That apparently is what is happening with Havok. While doing a tryout for WWE, a message that she posted on social media years ago somehow made its way to the public. In it, she use a derogatory term for African Americans. Since the company has faced negative publicity in the past in regards to racism, Jessica Cricks may not be offered a developmental contract.
June 7, 2015
The second developmental wrestler to be released by WWE is Tony Briggs, who told his fans through social media on Friday afternoon. He was very thankful of the company and had nothing but nice things to say about those that trained him and helped him. Briggs vowed to make it back to NXT some day, so there is a very good chance that he will pursue his opportunities on the independent wrestling circuit to prove is worth again.
April 24, 2015
Through social media, Kevin Von Erich revealed that his sons will be heading to Orlando in May for NXT. Some are saying that the boys will be going in for tryouts, while others are saying that they have already secured deals with WWE. Since the family name still holds plenty of value, it wouldn't be all that difficult to believe that Ross Von Erich and Marshall Von Erich will be picked up in the developmental program.
April 9, 2015
When it comes to keeping secrets, Zahra Schreiber might not win any world championships. The NXT developmental posted a message on social media about traveling between California, New York and Florida in a short period of time. It happens to be the same schedule that Seth Rollins was on during Wrestlemania week. The two of them were rumored to be a couple. Something blatant like this only adds more fuel to the fire.
March 31, 2015
In case you have not noticed, accusations against Bill DeMott have not been as vocal as they previously were. Joey Ryan hinted on social media that the WWE legal department might have had something to do with that. He was one of the more vocal of the people who believe that management should have fired DeMott for his inappropriate behavior towards the developmental wrestlers. Ryan has a well known hatred of DeMott.
March 16, 2015