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
For those of you that are wondering how Sting made his way into the ring to surprise and attack Seth Rollins on Monday Night Raw, it wasn't magic or anything. During the commercial break, WWE turned down the lights in the arena and played a video to distract the audience. The WCW legend was covered in a dark cloth and surrounded by stage workers. That was how he sneaked into the ring, and that is why his face paint was a bit smeared.
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
With the creative department scrambling around backstage to change up the script for Monday Night Raw tonight, the latest rumors from backstage is that WWE has decided to add Ric Flair to the show. No word yet on what his involvement will entail, but he could be doing an angle with Charlotte. There is also speculation that he could be working an angle with Sting, since the two of them have quite the history together.
August 24, 2015
Something big is supposed to happen on Monday Night Raw tonight, as rumors spread that WWE was going to be setting up huge matches at Wrestlemania. However, those plans are being changed at the moment. The writers are left to scramble a bit before the show starts since Undertaker decided to go back home to Texas instead of making an appearance. Sting, however, is still there.
August 24, 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
With so much more of the spotlight being given to the divas in WWE, it is rather interesting to note that Emma has not received any of the love. That does not look to change in the near future, as management simply views her as a filler right now. Though she is talented, there is not much support backstage to garner a nice push for the gal from Australia.
August 22, 2015
As if the legal department in WWE wasn't already swamped with work, they are now being forced to deal with a multi million lawsuit against CTH, their broadcasting partner in Thailand and Malaysia. The network has stopped paying their fees to World Wrestling Entertainment, and that does not sit well with Vince McMahon. The deal runs for multiple years, and the total value is nearly $25 million.
August 21, 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
A very interesting list was released by WWE this week. It ranked the performers with the most victories on pay per view events. Undertaker was the top guy with 91 victories. John Cena was right behind him at 85, which should provide even further fuel for his critics. Triple H, Kane and Edge rounded out the top five with 80, 63 and 59 victories respectively.
August 14, 2015