Now that WWE has announced that Sting will be inducted into the hall of fame at Wrestlemania this year, the speculation will now begin as to who will get to induct the former world heavyweight champion. Right now, Ric Flair is the hot candidate, as the two of them have a genuine and shared respect for one another. Plus, Flair is one of the best talkers in the business, so it would make for an entertaining segment and heartwarming moment.
January 11, 2016
During his podcast interview show, Ric Flair stated that the two nicest people in the business are Sting and Ricky Steamboat. They also happen to be two of his biggest on screen rivals. Flair took it a little further by stating that the two of them might be too nice to be in an insensitive business such as professional wrestling. The statement holds some merit as others have said similar things about those two guys.
December 11, 2015
Once again, Kurt Angle has reiterated to the media that his upcoming tour of England with TNA will be his final one for the time being. The former world heavyweight champion still plans on taking time away from professional wrestling to pursue other business ventures. In a rather interesting tidbit, Angle stated that if it were up to him, AJ Styles would be his opponent on the final tour of the United Kingdom.
November 27, 2015
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
An interesting person to keep an eye on right now is Rachael Ellering. She is training to become a professional wrestler. Her father happens to be one of the most legendary figures that the business has ever seen. For years, Paul Ellering led the Road Warriors to the ring to destroy opponents. Outside the ring, he also led Hawk and Animal by being the guy that handled all of their business affairs. Rachael is training with Lance Storm.
September 17, 2015
In yet another sign that he is highly unlikely to walk out of Night of Champions with the top belt in WWE in tow, Sting revealed during a recent interview that he was brought into the company to help put over others. The former world heavyweight champion said that he was fine with that role because he has already had his time in the spotlight. For him, it is now all about enjoying his remaining days in the business.
September 16, 2015
When he found out that TMZ was going to posting a controversial video on him, Hulk Hogan immediately called WWE to inform them of the situation. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that Vince McMahon never even bothered to talk to him during the entire ordeal. Hogan stated that Triple H was the one that kept in touch with him. HHH was also the one that gave Hogan the bad news about their business separation.
September 15, 2015
During a recent interview, Rob Van Dam revealed some rather interesting details about his business relationship with WWE. While he is not officially under contract as a performer, the former world heavyweight champion is not legally allowed to work for TNA or ROH because he has a merchandise deal. RVD states that he intends to make another return some day, but he is in no rush to do so at the moment.
July 31, 2015
TNA wasn't the only wrestling promotion finalizing a new television deal in Italy this week. Vince McMahon did so as well. He has secured a contract that will enable WWE to keep broadcasting their programming in that country until the year 2020. The promotion has been with Sky Italia since 2003. The network stated that the business partnership between the two sides have been mutually beneficial and should continue on for years.
June 4, 2015
In a rather interesting bit of news, Billy Corgan has officially signed a contract with TNA, where he is now the Senior Producer of Creative and Talent Development. To put it more simply, he is now in charge of the creative department. The signing has brought a bit of mainstream media attention to the company, but that is not the sole reason why it was done. Corgan is actually a huge fan of wrestling and has years of experience in the business.
April 27, 2015