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
In a rather interesting move, WWE is set to launch the Network in Japan. Many are wondering if the company will do well over there because the people of that country have not been really supportive of the product. Management had to rely on Hulk Hogan last time to draw in the audience to their last series of live events. Another thing to keep an eye on is whether or not their online video subscription service can outdraw the one by New Japan.
April 9, 2015
Last month, Daniel Bryan revealed in an interview that he wanted to wrestle his former roommate and training partner Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestlemania in Dallas next year. Now, the popular star is requesting that management bring the New Japan star on board when WWE tours Japan this year. Bryan feels that an interpromotional match between the two of them would help draw in fans to the live events in Tokyo.
April 3, 2015
To help further sell Sheamus as a heel, WWE has announced that Dolph Ziggler is unable to compete on Smackdown this week. He is not actually injured. It will be interesting to see just how far the front office takes the story. There are no live events planned for this upcoming weekend, as the performers are being given a little bit of rest before taking off for a tour of Europe. Ziggler is expected to be on Monday Night Raw this week.
April 2, 2015
When Corey Graves was forced to retire as an in ring performer, WWE gave him another job by putting him at the commentating table. They are now going to start using him in a different manner. Graves will be hosting a show called Culture Shock, where he goes around to various locations that the company does live events in. He'll visit the Marvel comics headquarters, a tattoo parlor on the lower east side of Manhattan and more.
March 30, 2015
Generally, WWE stars who are paired up for matches with one another at Wrestlemania start practicing on their routine together at the various live events during the previous week. When you're doing a match with Sting and Triple H, however, you cannot afford to give that away for free. Thus, the two legendary performers decided to work things out at the performance center in Orlando. HHH is expected to call the match in the ring.
March 27, 2015
WWE could be interesting a new pairing to their tag team division soon. Management has been testing out the combination of Tyler Breeze and Bo Dallas during the latest string of live events. Dallas cut a promo recently and revealed that the name of the tandem was BoBreeze, which is a combination of their names, of course. The very talented Breeze has been rumored to be making the jump from NXT to the main roster for quite some time now.
March 15, 2015
While they have managed to confuse some within the internet wrestling community, WWE still has every intention of doing a complete face turn for Randy Orton in the coming weeks. They have been testing out the audience at live events by having the former world heavyweight champion working against Bray Wyatt, a heel that does not have an opponent to practice with since he is currently involved in a Wrestlemania feud with the Undertaker.
March 10, 2015
Another interesting backstage story in WWE has been told by Court Bauer, a former writer for the company. He stated that management purposely made it where CM Punk could never sell more merchandise than John Cena. Whenever the number for Punk merchandise would rise, the company would then produce more products for Cena. They also shipped out a lot more Cena merchandise to the live events to make sure Punk did not beat him.
March 3, 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