In a very interesting note, Vince McMahon was not at the funeral for Roddy Piper this week. The two of them have had a rocky relationship over the years, as both are alpha males and very outspoken. WWE recently terminated the legends contract that Piper was under before he passed away from a heart attack. Triple H and Michael Hayes represented the company at the funeral.
August 13, 2015
One of the more interesting and controversial names in professional wrestling has decided to join the podcast game. Bill DeMott has announced that he has signed a contract with the RELM Network. The weekly show will debut on August 18. Since many are wondering which wrestlers are on his side, his list of guests should be a rather intriguing one to follow.
August 12, 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
During a recent interview with Busted Open, Daniel Bryan made some rather interesting remarks. First, he revealed that a neurologist has cleared him to wrestle again. However, he stated that WWE would not allow him to return just yet. Bryan stated that he is an independent contractor, so they cannot really stop him from getting back into the ring because this is his passion in life.
July 25, 2015
During a recent interview, Brutus Magnus revealed a rather interesting detail about his contract with TNA. He stated that there was some sort of clause in there that prevented the company from ever being able to release him. Magnus did not go into further details, but he stated that he left the company on very good terms, so a potential return down the line has not been ruled out by either side.
July 13, 2015
An interesting situation is shaping up backstage in TNA. At the end of this month, the contract for Austin Aries is set to expire. As of right now, no new deal has been announced. The belief is that Aries is still in negotiations with management. A lot of eyes are on the situation because it will be rather interesting if another veteran performer is allowed to leave.
June 23, 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
When asked about CM Punk, Bobby Lashley had some interesting things to say. First and foremost, Lashley is quite supportive of Punk in his quest to fight in UFC. However, Lashley stated that he wished Punk had done a match outside of the promotion first. The belief is that Punk opted to sign immediately with Dana White because an outside loss would reduce his value to the promotion tremendously. A contract might not have been offered.
May 13, 2015
One of the more interesting revelations that was made during the podcast interview that Kurt Angle did with Ric Flair was the fact the latter was the one that convinced the former to avoid signing a contract with WCW. Flair had several issues with the front office, so he advised Angle to sign with WWE instead. He even stated that he handed him the phone number to Vince McMahon, so that he can initiate the negotiations personally.
May 7, 2015