Through FOX Sports, Jim Ross revealed a rather interesting story about Ole Anderson. Back when Undertaker was wrestling in WCW, his contract was coming to an end. Ross felt that the deal should have been renewed and tried to convince Anderson to make it happen. However, Anderson told Ross that he felt that Undertaker would never be a draw and doubted his future in the business.
November 20, 2015
Whenever there are celebrities involved with professional wrestling, it is usually because of the potential mainstream media attention that they can attract. That proved to be the case for WWE this week when they had international soccer superstar Wayne Rooney doing a segment where he slapped Wade Barrett on Monday Night Raw. It drew the attention of ESPN, New York Daily News, CBS Sports, Sky News and many others.
November 11, 2015
If you are a sports fan, then you have already heard about the 30 For 30 television series. It is one of the best shows that ESPN produces. Some of the best athletes in history have been featured in their own episode. Ric Flair is about to join that group. His agent has announced that filming will begin soon. He noted that the network will put together segments to highlight the legacy of Flair.
October 31, 2015
To stir up some excitement among sports fans, WWE recently ran a poll to see if they wanted to see Dwayne Johnson becoming the new head coach at his alma mater, the University of Miami. The Hurricanes fired Al Golden after the team suffered a humiliating 58-0 loss to Clemson on national television. Johnson thanks fans for their support via social media and stated that the team will find a good coach.
October 26, 2015
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Big E Langston was asked about a potential fourth member of New Day. If it was up to the big guy, he would have Sasha Banks in the stable. Langston stated that Sasha was his favorite wrestler in the entire world right now. Those that follow them on social media know that the WWE diva has a close relationship backstage with all three members of the group.
October 21, 2015
Through their official website, WWE published an article on Hiroshi Hase. It is noted that the legendary performer was just recently appointed as the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. Since he was trained by Stu Hart, the company also had Natalya giving a quick speech about how close he was to her family. Hase is one of the foreign candidates to be inducted into the hall of fame.
October 19, 2015
Earlier in the week, we learned that ESPN was going to be doing a weekly segment hosted by Jonathan Coachman on WWE that will be aired during Sportscenter. There are those in the network that are against the idea of having professional wrestling on their flagship show. They feel that it takes away from actual sports. Upper management, however, is all for it because they know that it will open up business opportunities for both sides.
October 15, 2015
While there is speculation going around that WWE is going to get a weekly television series on ESPN, the most likely announcement being made tonight by Jonathan Coachman will be that the sports network will provide coverage when Wrestlemania takes place in Dallas next spring. Things worked out really well for both sides when coverage was provided at Summerslam. The business relationship between these two companies continues to grow.
October 13, 2015
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