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
The odds of Sting being utilized more frequently to help alleviate the loss of Seth Rollins are said to be extremely low. WWE is said to be concerned about his health after how badly he was banged up in his last match. It makes them want to only use him for special occasions. There is also a financial issue with using Sting more frequently. His asking is rightfully higher than normal. Plus, he does not do the tours.
November 8, 2015
While doing a promotional appearance to promote the WWE tour of Europe, Sheamus revealed a rather interesting tidbit about his past. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he once prevented Nicky Byrne from entering a night club because he was underage. When questioned about the denied entry, Sheamus told his girlfriend that he doesn't know Byrne because he does not follow boy bands.
November 5, 2015
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
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
As some of you may already know by now, Ric Flair is heading to England this month to do his first ever speaking tour. He has made it much more interesting. The former world heavyweight champion revealed during a newspaper interview that there are no limits in regards to the questions that he will answer. Flair stated that he would gladly talk about his finances, his divorces and even the untimely death of Reid Flair.
April 13, 2015
In a rather interesting but not unexpected move, WWE is pairing up Finn Balor and Adrian Neville during their tour of Europe. For the shows in Ireland, Balor has been working as the face and picking up the victories. He works as a heel during shows in England, where he has been taking the loss. Balor is from Ireland, while Neville is from England. A big reason why the two of them were signed is so they can be marketing assets overseas.
April 12, 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