In case you have forgotten, Chris Jericho is making his return to WWE tonight. He will be working the live event in Springfield and should remain on the road with the rest of the crew for the weekend. As has been the case recently, Jericho is only going to work live events. No television shows or pay per view events are scheduled.
June 12, 2015
Since there was so much confusion within the internet wrestling community over the situation, ROH decided to release an official statement in regards to Samoa Joe working the television taping on June 20, 2015. Even though he is under contract with WWE, he will honor his contract and work the tag team match with AJ Styles. It is being billed as his final appearance.
June 9, 2015
Even though we see him frequently on television with WWE, there is still a lot of members of the internet wrestling community that are unaware of the actual age of R Truth. He is a bit older than most people think. The former world heavyweight champion is 43 years of age, which puts him among the top of the roster when it comes to that figure. Retirement rumors spring up frequently, but Truth plans on being a performer for quite some time.
June 6, 2015
TNA wasn't the only wrestling promotion finalizing a new television deal in Italy this week. Vince McMahon did so as well. He has secured a contract that will enable WWE to keep broadcasting their programming in that country until the year 2020. The promotion has been with Sky Italia since 2003. The network stated that the business partnership between the two sides have been mutually beneficial and should continue on for years.
June 4, 2015
For those that are into such things, John Cena's net worth as of 2015 is approximately $35 million. The majority of that, of course, stems from professional wrestling, where he is one of the highest paid performers in WWE. The belief is that he is making at least $5 million a year from the company. Cena is on the road full time, and he is essentially guaranteed a television spot weekly and a pay per view spot each month.
June 4, 2015
Even though he is signed to a contract with WWE now, Samoa Joe is scheduled to make a return to ROH and work a television taping. Of course, that deal has now been complicated because Ring of Honor has now been picked up by Destination America, which means that the promotion can now be seen in every state. World Wrestling Entertainment generally has a policy against performers being used on TV elsewhere.
May 27, 2015
If you're a big fan of professional wrestling and comic book superheroes, then Monday Night Raw was one of the better episodes in a long while. When Stardust was making his entrance, he decided to confront a fan in the audience. That person was actually Stephen Amell, who portrays the Green Arrow on television. He is one of the biggest wrestling fans on the planet and has repeatedly asked WWE for something to do on their shows.
May 26, 2015
Developmental wrestlers in WWE generally do not get paid a lot of money, and that was one of the things that caused Samoa Joe to be hesitant about signing a contract with the company. In order to get the deal done, management opted to give him a contract that might help them secure more of the top performers on the independent scene. Joe is being allowed to work for other promotions, provided that he does not appear on television.
May 25, 2015
In the old days, WWE performers were told to keep their real life relationships a secret because they did not want to break the illusion of the characters that they portray on television. Had that policy been kept in the present, then management would have instructed Sasha Banks to keep her fiance a secret. The fear is that male fans would like her a little bit less if she did not appear to be single and available.
May 20, 2015
To fill out the pay per view even more, WWE has decided to do a triple threat match for the Divas Championship at Elimination Chamber instead of building it up for Money in the Bank. Nikki Bella will be defending her title against both Naomi and Paige, who recently made her television return after taking some time off to film a movie with Miz. Since plans were changed so rapidly, there is no word yet on who will be walking out with the belt that night.
May 20, 2015