Wrestlemania 31 will be an exclusive WWE event next year, as Vince McMahon has secured deals with venues in Santa Clara to not allow other wrestling promotions to run shows in the area during that weekend. Other companies have been feeding off of the influx of wrestling fans over the years.
In 2005, WWE offered Terry Funk a contract to work the One Night Stand pay per view, which was an ECW reunion show, but the legendary performer opted to reject that deal, in order to work Hardcore Homecoming, an independent wrestling show held by Shane Douglas.
Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion and Texas legend Terry Funk was recently brought in to work as a guest trainer at the WWE Performance Center.
Sean Waltman needed to get stitches after a match against Terry Funk at a House of Hardcore show.