To give you an idea of just how shady the professional wrestling business used to be, Randy Savage was said to have been paranoid about doing the segment where Jake Roberts ties him up and lets the snake bite him in the arm. The idea was created by Vince McMahon. Savage had issues trusting McMahon, so he had Roberts get the snake to bite himself backstage to make sure that it wasn't poisonous. He didn't want to find out on camera.
March 13, 2016
During a recent interview, Shawn Daivari revealed a rather interesting story that took place backstage that caused him to abruptly quit TNA. During the planning for his Feast or Fired match against Cody Deaner, Eric Bischoff revealed that he was going to choose the person being legitimately fired as the match was going on. That enraged Daivari, who gave his notice and said that he would be working that final match as a favor to Deaner.
January 28, 2016
On Monday Night Raw, Ryback ran out and attacked the Wyatt Family as they were involved in a match with the Social Outcasts. There is a chance that he could be officially added to the stable, as WWE had Heath Slater filming a backstage interview claiming that the Big Guy was definitely a part of their crew. It would be an interesting move and would give Ryback a story line to work with.
January 13, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Ric Flair, Sting revealed that he used to have backstage heat with Lex Luger when the two of them first met. The reason for that was because they felt that the NWA was pitting them against one another. Luger and Sting were around the same age, and they were both gunning for the top spot in the promotion. They eventually bonded over bodybuilding.
December 11, 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
In a rather interesting tidbit, Savio Vega revealed that Undertaker absolutely hates cucumbers. He suggested that the hate might have actually been fear, saying that the fruit was the equivalent of Kryptonite to him. Vega also revealed that he has been involved in backstage pranks involving said fruit and the Phenom. That shows just how much backstage stroke that Vega had in WWE back then.
October 10, 2015
In a rather interesting tidbit, Mark Henry revealed that he was ready to retire as an in ring performer back in 2013. The former world heavyweight champion was more than willing to remain with WWE in a backstage role. However, when he went to the headquarters and spoke with Vince McMahon, he was somehow convinced to sign another multiple year deal by the CEO.
October 8, 2015
With the creative department scrambling around backstage to change up the script for Monday Night Raw tonight, the latest rumors from backstage is that WWE has decided to add Ric Flair to the show. No word yet on what his involvement will entail, but he could be doing an angle with Charlotte. There is also speculation that he could be working an angle with Sting, since the two of them have quite the history together.
August 24, 2015
With so much more of the spotlight being given to the divas in WWE, it is rather interesting to note that Emma has not received any of the love. That does not look to change in the near future, as management simply views her as a filler right now. Though she is talented, there is not much support backstage to garner a nice push for the gal from Australia.
August 22, 2015
Chavo Guerrero revealed an interesting backstage story about Eddie Guerrero. He stated that his uncle was pretty upset when WWE dropped him down the card after taking away the world heavyweight championship. Guerrero felt that he should have been working against Triple H and Shawn Michaels in programs. Instead, management used him to put over Luther Reigns.
August 15, 2015