In a rather stunning move, WWE has publicly acknowledged the heath condition of Daniel Bryan. Michael Cole and JBL mentioned on Monday Night Raw that the Intercontinental Champion might not be able to defend his title against Wade Barrett at Extreme Rules. Management is having him undergo medical testing this week because they still would love to have him on the card. A replacement match is being discussed in case Bryan cannot work.
April 21, 2015
In a rather interesting situation, William Regal has been receiving threatening calls from someone at a hospital in Houston. They are suggesting that his family will be targeted. Regal interestingly enough posted all the information on social media and asked for help on there. The former WWE star has since contacted the police. No word yet on the status of the culprit, but Regal is taking some precautions to protect his loved ones.
April 20, 2015
During a recent interview, Elijah Burke revealed something rather interesting. He stated that he has been in contact with Triple H, and the two of them have discussed the possibility of him making a return to WWE. That comes as a bit of a surprise as the front office has been focused on bringing in new guys and training them in the developmental program. For those that do not know, Burke has been busy filming a couple of movies.
April 19, 2015
In a rather interesting bit of news, Vivid Cabaret ran a poll where they asked their performers about which celebrity that they would want to work topless with them. Katy Perry, Kate Upton, Rihanna and Scarlett Johansson made the list. Rounding out the top five is a person that WWE fans have been yearning to see more of. Paige was surprisingly voted in. It is highly unlikely that the front office would allow her to do it, unfortunately.
April 14, 2015
Some rather interesting news are coming out of the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. Since it was taped in London, there was a delay in the airing in the United States. WWE took that opportunity to edit up some things to their favor. They made sure to tone down the huge reaction that Antonio Cesaro received from the fans. They used that pop and made it seem like it was Randy Orton that the audience was going wild for.
April 14, 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
Vickie Guerrero did a podcast interview with Chris Jericho this week, and she revealed something rather interesting about the Radicalz making the jump to WWE. She revealed that even before Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn and Eddie Guerrero were released by WCW, there were discussions being had with Vince McMahon, which is essentially contract tampering. No lawsuit is likely to take place since the company no longer exists.
April 11, 2015
In a rather interesting move, DirecTV has been in negotiations with WWE to resume airing their pay per view events again. It makes very little sense for Vince McMahon to sign up for that again because he is now using that as a tool to get more subscribers for the Network. Plus, the buy rates were dropping at a pretty marginal scale regardless. While the financial gains would not be a lot, they are more than zero, so this could possibly happen.
April 9, 2015
In a rather interesting move, WWE is set to launch the Network in Japan. Many are wondering if the company will do well over there because the people of that country have not been really supportive of the product. Management had to rely on Hulk Hogan last time to draw in the audience to their last series of live events. Another thing to keep an eye on is whether or not their online video subscription service can outdraw the one by New Japan.
April 9, 2015
For the next phase of their expansion plans, WWE is set to debut the Network in several countries. One of the more interesting choices is India, as many industry insiders feel that it is one of the hotter markets for professional wrestling. While much of their population lives in poverty, there is a good amount of wealthy people that may be willing to spend on the service. Great Khali could be brought back solely to promote the online service.
April 9, 2015