As expected, Shinsuke Nakamura held a press conference today where he announced to fans and the media that he will be leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling. The 35 year old confessed that he had been in a rut for the past couple of years because he wanted a new challenge in his career. It is interesting to note that Nakamura did not specifically mention WWE by name when talking about what his future plans are.
January 25, 2016
Through social media, Mick Foley revealed that he recently filmed a movie called Chokeslam, which sounds like it is a wrestling themed film. It is interesting to note that the cast also consists of Lance Storm and Davey Boy Smith Jr. A female Tough Enough contestant was also involved in the movie. Foley did not reveal what their roles were. Producers are trying to find funding to release the movie.
December 3, 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
It appears that the social media war of words between Lana and Paige is actually a legitimate thing. The former has accused the latter of bullying her while the two of them were both in NXT. Summer Rae has publicly defended Paige and dismissed the notion. Interestingly enough, WWE appears to be siding with the Pale Princess as well, as management is said to have backstage heat towards Lana over the incident.
November 19, 2015
There is a really interesting online petition floating around right now. Some are asking for the Calgary International Airport to be renamed the Stu Hart International Airport in honor of the famous professional wrestling patriarch. Chris Jericho, Natalya and Bret Hart were all made aware of the petition, and they immediately jump on board in support of the idea.
October 31, 2015
A very interesting tidbit was revealed by Cody Rhodes recently. Though his private social media account, he revealed that he came close to quitting the professional wrestling industry when Dusty Rhodes passed away. He lost some passion for it because his father was a big reason why he decided to become a wrestler in the first place. Rhodes also revealed that his wife, Brandi Rhodes, was the reason why he decided to stick with it.
October 2, 2015
A rather interesting marketing strategy is being done by TNA through social media. They are encourage fans from all over the globe to film themselves doing the Shera Shuffle, which is the signature taunt done by Mahabali Shera during his entrance. Even Dixie Carter herself has done the video and instructed fans to send them in to receive a prize from the company. One of the prizes is a free viewing of Bound For Glory.
September 24, 2015
A rather interesting thing took place on social media this week. Renee Young posted a message, and it received a lot of weird and disturbing comments from the internet wrestling community. It bothered the WWE commentator enough to the point where she decided to delete the message. Renee then decided to vent by stating that fans should focus more on their own lives than to make petty comments online.
September 20, 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
In a rather strange twist of events, John Laurinaitis is now engaged to be married to Kathy Colace, who happens to be the mother of Brie Bella and Nikki Bella. The two of them revealed the news via social media by posting a photo of themselves at a celebration dinner with John Cena and Nikki. No word yet on whether or not Brie and Daniel Bryan were in attendance, as the two of them did not appear in any of the photos.
September 3, 2015