To give you an idea of just how shady the professional wrestling business used to be, Randy Savage was said to have been paranoid about doing the segment where Jake Roberts ties him up and lets the snake bite him in the arm. The idea was created by Vince McMahon. Savage had issues trusting McMahon, so he had Roberts get the snake to bite himself backstage to make sure that it wasn't poisonous. He didn't want to find out on camera.
March 13, 2016
In a rather interesting move, WWE is now encouraging fans that attend live events to dress up as their favorite wrestlers and legends. This comes shortly after Vince McMahon grew irate over Dwayne Johnson breaking away from the script on a recent episode of Monday Night Raw and putting focus on fans that were dressed as Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan, the latter of which has been banned from the company because of racial comments.
February 9, 2016
During a recent interview, Shawn Daivari revealed a rather interesting story that took place backstage that caused him to abruptly quit TNA. During the planning for his Feast or Fired match against Cody Deaner, Eric Bischoff revealed that he was going to choose the person being legitimately fired as the match was going on. That enraged Daivari, who gave his notice and said that he would be working that final match as a favor to Deaner.
January 28, 2016
Interestingly enough, the theme song that WWE gave AJ Styles is still a hot conversation within the internet wrestling community. A little tidbit being passed around is that the performer who does the lyrics is a rapper by the name of CFO$, and he is the same person that does the entrance theme songs for Paige, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor and Sasha Banks as well. Word has it that he also did the NXT theme song for Austin Aries.
January 27, 2016
In a very interesting move, ROH has decided to give Matt Jackson a chance at their world heavyweight championship on Saturday night at a live event in Duluth, Georgia. Jackson will be challenge Jay Lethal for the title that night. Matt normally works tag team matches with his brother, but Ring of Honor management wants to see how well he can do as a singles competitor, much like what the NWA did with Ricky Morton and Ric Flair.
January 20, 2016
During the NXT live event in Green Bay over the weekend, Finn Balor defended the heavyweight championship against Sami Zayn. It is interesting to note that Balor worked as a heel during the match. Finn has been teasing fans that the Bullet Club stable was coming to WWE soon. If formed, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows are more than likely going to be portraying heels, so it makes sense for Balor to become one as well.
January 17, 2016
In a rather interesting move to shake up the Knockouts division, TNA has added Awesome Kong to the Doll House stable and made her the new leader. Rebel, Marti Belle and Jade are also a part of the stable. The quartet is currently feuding with the Beautiful People (Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky), who have been teaming with Gail Kim because Angelina Love is off the road due to being pregnant.
January 7, 2016
Some major changes could be taking place to the annual Slammy Awards show. WWE was very concerned with the latest edition because many felt that the big stars, such as Sting, just simply did not care enough to be there to accept the awards that they received. Management might do voting ahead of time, so that they can go to the performers and tape an acceptance message if they cannot be there in person.
December 30, 2015
Sometimes, the most interesting news in pro wrestling are revealed by accident. During a recent interview, Robbie E was asked about the postponed tour that TNA was supposed to do in India. In response, he stated that the performers were not allowed to reveal the reasons why the tour was postponed. That has led to speculations, such as financial concerns and tickets sales being below expectations.
December 16, 2015
In a rather interesting development, WWE has decided to cancel the Shane McMahon DVD that they were working on. While the company did not give an official reason, the belief is that he did not want to be involved in the project. Management has been trying to downplay the fact that Shane has not been involved with the company since he walked away a a couple of years ago.
December 14, 2015