During a recent interview with Fox Sports, Chris Jericho confirmed a longstanding rumor about his match against Fandango at Wrestlemania. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he initially did not want to do that match because he did not feel that it was worthy of being on the biggest pay per view of the year. Jericho also noted that he was supposed to have been working with Ryback instead.
October 8, 2015
When the controversial tape came out and Hulk Hogan became vilified, the belief was that he was going to have to wait a while before signing any new endorsement contracts, especially after WWE dropped him unceremoniously. Well, it turns out that the wait was not that long after all. Fan Picks has signed Hogan to a deal. The legendary performer will promote the fantasy sports website.
September 11, 2015
Fox Sports interviewed Paul Heyman, and he decided to share a great story about himself and Dusty Rhodes. When the ECW founder was just 18 years old, he once sneaked into an NWA production meeting. Upon being caught by Rhodes, Heyman revealed to him that he was simply there to learn. Rhodes admired that and allowed Heyman to stick around.
August 17, 2015
When Jonathan Coachman made the leap from WWE to ESPN, the hope was that he might some day be able to bring more exposure to professional wrestling. That day might end up being Summerslam. The sports anchor teased fans through social media about potentially making a return at the pay per view. When asked even further, he made it sound as if he was not going to be there just as a spectator.
August 16, 2015
It is rare for guys outside of WWE to gain mainstream media attention, but that is exactly what the Young Bucks recently accomplished. The brothers delivered super kicks to an eight year old kid recently, and that was mentioned by both Fox Sports and TMZ. The articles were in good nature, as they focused more on someone so young being able to sell so well.
August 13, 2015
Forbes magazine listed the top earning women in sports, and Ronda Rousey managed to crack the top ten list. The popular UFC superstar took home approximately $6.5 million. If she is able to somehow sign a contract with WWE to work a match at Wrestlemania, then she will make in one night almost as much as she makes in a year of MMA and endorsements.
August 13, 2015
During an interview with Fox Sports, Roman Reigns confirmed that he was indeed chosen to win the world heavyweight championship at Wrestlemania. He confirmed that management informed him of their decision the night before. That means that the change of plans happened on the following day. WWE has a history of changing things up late in the game.
August 13, 2015
In what might prove to be a brilliant marketing move, GFW appears to be setting up a match between Phil Baroni and Chael Sonnen, both of whom achieved stardom in UFC. A match like this would easily generate interest from the mainstream media, especially all the major sports outlet. Baroni has been training at a wrestling school owned by D-Lo Brown.
July 31, 2015
According to the sports books, Brock Lesnar is the favorite to beat Seth Rollins at Battleground. While that may be enough to get the internet wrestling community into a frenzy, a deeper look reveals that they are not as certain as they have been in the past. Lesnar could end up winning the match but not capturing the WWE championship.
July 18, 2015
As two of the smarter businessmen in the industry, Bully Ray and Devon recently took the opportunity to publicly campaign for a return to WWE during an interview with Sports Illustrated. Team 3D stated that they were in the best shape of their lives, and that they would provide quite a bit of credibility to the tag team division in World Wrestling Entertainment.
July 17, 2015