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
As many of you know by now, John Cena was the very first guest on the Chris Jericho podcast interview show that he is doing for WWE. His second guest is a rather interesting one as well. Jericho will be having a discussion with Vickie Guerrero on Wednesday. She will more than likely talk about what she has been doing since leaving the wrestling business. It will be interesting if Jericho asks about why she refused an offer to return.
April 7, 2015
Everyone already knows about the argument that Vince McMahon and Brock Lesnar recently had while discussing business backstage at Monday Night Raw. That has caused a bit of headache for management. Sting, on the other hand, is said to be a model employee. He understands the contract that he signed with WWE, and he is more than content to fulfill his end of the bargain before fading away permanently from professional wrestling.
March 14, 2015
The next series of Impact Wrestling episodes being taped in May should be interesting ones. There are talks that Elijah Burke could be making his return to TNA during that point in time. He even teased it publicly on social media. Burke left the company more than two years ago and has remained active on the independent wrestling circuit. Despite being one of the best talkers in the business, WWE showed no interest in bringing him back on board.
March 13, 2015
Some more interesting news are coming from the camp of Vince Russo. He has officially decided to leave Pyro and Ballyhoo, a website where was the part owner. That has led to some confusion with those in the internet wrestling community, who do not understand how someone could leave something that they owned. The belief is that Russo and the other partners did not agree on the direction that the business venture was headed.
February 28, 2015
Apparently, money has become an issue for Tammy Sytch again. She recently revealed that she has started doing nude chats on Skype again. The former WWE diva is charging $50 for a ten minute chat with her wearing lingerie. $100 gets her fully nude for your discussion. Interestingly enough, there are those that say that she actually receives a good amount of business from this venture. Lots of perverted fans are still curious, it seems.
February 23, 2015
Apparently, Rosa Mendes has much more business savvy than fans have given her credit for. Instead of finding some food and going straight back to the hotel after live events, the longtime WWE diva goes to her second job. Rosa has been hosting parties at clubs while on tour with the company. She has an agent that sets things up for her. It is considered a very smart move as she gets paid to do very minimal work at the clubs.
February 17, 2015
An incredible honor has been bestowed upon Dolph Ziggler. A mainstream media source has cited him as the best in the business. Rolling Stones has named Ziggler as WWE Wrestler of the Year. The magazine noted that the former world heavyweight champion has also been moonlighting as a stand up comedian on his rare days off. In an interesting note, Rolling Stones stated that Ziggler's only weakness was his microphone skills, but that will improve.
December 17, 2014