The decision to have Sting challenging Seth Rollins for the WWE Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions was not a long term plan. It was made recently. The belief is that management made the decision after they decided to make the Network free this month. By having a big name legend in the main event, the front office is hoping that it will encourage fans to subscribe to their online video service.
August 26, 2015
On Monday Night Raw, we found out that Seth Rollins is going to be defending the WWE Heavyweight Championship against Sting at Night of Champions. Management still has not made an official statement on the status of the United States Heavyweight Championship yet, but the belief is that Rollins will be doing double duty at the pay per view. John Cena is a candidate to get a title rematch that night.
August 25, 2015
Fans were disappointed that Sting did not show up at Summerslam, especially since he was in town during the week to meet fans and sign autographs. The former world heavyweight champion then took off to Chicago to make an appearance at Comic Con. However, reports have surfaced that WWE has opted to fly the legendary star back to New York City, causing rumors of a Monday Night Raw appearance to surface.
August 23, 2015
Chavo Guerrero revealed an interesting backstage story about Eddie Guerrero. He stated that his uncle was pretty upset when WWE dropped him down the card after taking away the world heavyweight championship. Guerrero felt that he should have been working against Triple H and Shawn Michaels in programs. Instead, management used him to put over Luther Reigns.
August 15, 2015
While his character was always against the United States of America, an interesting tidbit about the Iron Sheik is that he actually was an assistant wrestling coach for the country during the 1972 Olympics. The former world heavyweight champion competed in the Olympics for Iran, but when he moved to America, he changed his allegiance in the sport.
August 13, 2015
While his involvement at Summerslam is highly unlikely to happen, at one point in time, Sting was informed by WWE to get ready for the pay per view. The former world heavyweight champion hit the gym really hard and is in great shape. Management then canceled their plans. However, they told the legendary performer that they are trying to come up with something for him before the end of the year.
August 12, 2015
A rather interesting story line is taking place down in Mexico. During Triplemania, Myzteziz did a heel turn on Rey Mysterio and joined a stable featuring Konnan. The group proceeded to beat down the former world heavyweight champion. He then challenged Mysterio to a mask versus mask match. That should prove to be a huge draw for AAA.
August 10, 2015
While there has been no official confirmation of a concussion, word coming out of backstage is that Sheamus has been pulled from Monday Night Raw this week. The former world heavyweight champion has been replaced in the dark main event. There is a chance that he might still show up at the arena, however, to do some further medical testing.
August 10, 2015
During a recent interview, Rob Van Dam revealed some rather interesting details about his business relationship with WWE. While he is not officially under contract as a performer, the former world heavyweight champion is not legally allowed to work for TNA or ROH because he has a merchandise deal. RVD states that he intends to make another return some day, but he is in no rush to do so at the moment.
July 31, 2015
For years, WWE has made millions of dollars off of the popularity of Hulk Hogan. This week, he ends up costing them millions of dollars. Thanks to the racial scandal that surfaced through the mainstream media this week, the company saw the value of their stocks take a $50 million plummet. It is hard to blame investors for being upset with the former world heavyweight champion.
July 25, 2015