Some interesting details have surfaced about the recent tour that WWE did in Mexico. Promoters in that country were apparently unhappy with the company because they did not book a show that was up to the standards that they had promised. Fearing that they would lose out on a lucrative market, management desperately called Undertaker to see if he would work a couple of live events. That was their way of appeasing the foreign promoters.
October 20, 2015
The on screen relationship between Sheamus and Wade Barrett might be expanded on television soon. Rumor has it that WWE is considering a tag team consisting of those two real life friends. The Celtic Warrior attempted to help Barrett during his match against Chris Jericho at a live event in Mexico over the weekend. Management could be testing out the waters. Barrett has stated that he would like to join the tag team division.
October 20, 2015
An interesting name has surfaced as the potential mystery partner for Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns at Night of Champions. There is a small possibility that Chris Jericho could be given that role since his appearance would be quite a treat for the audience. Jericho has stayed in shape by working live events for WWE. He has long stated that he would do television or pay per view if it was something special.
September 16, 2015
Eric Bischoff conveyed a rather interesting story during a recent interview. He stated that Vince McMahon once had to hop on his private jet and fly to a live event because members of the Kliq refused to lose their matches for the evening. The booking team were not able to resolve the situation, so the SEO had no choice but to go out there himself.
July 30, 2015
An interesting scenario played out at a recent GFW live event in Jackson, Mississippi. Scott Steiner was in the ring, cutting a promo, when he was interrupted by Chris Masters. The two had to be pulled apart to stop a brawl. Masters wrestled Benjamin in the main event, and Steiner came out to hit Masters with a bat. Benjamin then cut a promo, telling the fans that he defended Steiner's honor.
June 21, 2015
In a rather interesting development, WWE has decided to pull Kevin Owens from the upcoming series of live events. The NXT Heavyweight Champion was initially scheduled to work matches against John Cena at these shows. Since he has been pulled, the front office decided to add Wade Barrett as a replacement. He will more than likely work the matches against Cena. No word yet on why Owens was pulled for the weekend.
June 5, 2015
Fans have long been begging WWE to do more pay per view events from overseas, and the company has decided on just that. Management has decided to convert a regular live event in Japan into a special that will air on their online video subscription service. The addition of Brock Lesnar helped the company to sell out the event, so they decided to take advantage of that by broadcasting the show in the United States.
June 3, 2015
On July 4, 2015, WWE is doing a live event at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo. The show just received a bit of a boost, as Brock Lesnar has signed on to wrestle that night. He was originally planning on going to Japan anyways to meet with the legendary Masa Saito. The former world heavyweight champion opted to work, so that he can have his trip paid for. In a rather interesting move, management has chosen Kofi Kingston as his opponent that night.
May 29, 2015
One of the added benefits of NXT doing a national tour is that it might enable the company to increase the amount of money that is being paid to the performers. That, of course, depends heavily on whether or not they can turn a profit from the live events. Based on the results that we have seen during the testing period thus far, it looks likely to happen. A champion like Sasha Banks would more than likely have a higher salary than others.
April 26, 2015