Last minute changes have been made by the sports book. Brock Lesnar is now favored to retain the heavyweight championship against Roman Reigns, and the reason for that is because he signed a new contract with WWE. Triple H is now favored to defeat Sting in his Wrestlemania debut match. No word on why those particular odds did a complete shift, but the theory floating around is that it is because so many were betting on the WCW legend.
March 29, 2015
Despite the new contract signed by Brock Lesnar, the sports books are still listing Roman Reigns as the favorite to win the main event of Wrestlemania. Their belief is that WWE has already pulled the trigger on his superstar push, so they are just going to go through with it. The front office can always put the heavyweight championship belt back around the waist of Lesnar at a later date. Reigns is a -210 odd, while Lesnar is +160.
March 29, 2015
On April 11, Booker T is running a Reality of Wrestling show at the Clear Lake Sports Complex in Houston. He really wants a great showing, so he is turning to two of the biggest legends that professional wrestling has ever seen. Bret Hart and Ricky Steamboat have both signed on to make an appearance at the show. Neither of them are in any shape to do a match, so chances are, they will simply be there to cut promos in the ring.
March 20, 2015
Since there are still some financial issues lingering, ROH is said to be quite desperate to get a television deal done with Spike TV. The move would help resolve a lot of things, and it would help them advance to a point in business that they have never been before. However, there is a major obstacle standing in the way of Joe Koff. The network is concerned about being associated with a scripted sport because they want to emphasize real sports.
March 20, 2015
An interesting tidbit was revealed by Chris Jericho during a recent interview with Back Sports Page. He stated that he has a disclaimer on Chris Benoit in his new book. Jericho stated that he wanted to warn the readers because he talks about Benoit quite a bit, and he does so in positive manners. The former WWE Undisputed Champion did not want to offend those that are still upset with Benoit for killing his wife and child eight years ago.
February 27, 2015
When it comes to numbers, WWE loves to boast. Since they routinely posts remarkable ones, it is hard to blame them for doing so. Vince McMahon has another reason to walk with his head high this week. His company has just managed to defeat the NBA by becoming the top sports channel on YouTube. There have been more than 4.2 billion views over the last 12 months for products that were created and promoted by McMahon.
February 25, 2015
The sports books have made their predictions for Fast Lane. The odds makers feel that Rusev is going to come out victorious against John Cena. They also feel that WWE will end the pay per view with Roman Reigns standing victoriously over the beloved Daniel Bryan. Dean Ambrose is also being predicted to take the Intercontinental Championship from Wade Barrett. None of the other titles on the linee are expected to exchange hands.
February 22, 2015
When it comes to podcast shows, wrestling fans have been living in nirvana thanks to Jim Ross, Vince Russo, Steve Austin and Chris Jericho joining the industry. Well, the game just got a bit more interesting. Reports have surfaced that Ric Flair has just signed an agreement with CBS Sports to host his own weekly show. The Nature Boy will be interviewing various professional wrestlers, celebrities and musicians on his show.
February 17, 2015