Apparently, the folks at TMZ are much better at generating interest than they are at doing math. The tabloid website reported that John Cena squatted 600 pounds. The numbers were inaccurate, and the longtime WWE star took to social media to clear up the rumors. Cena stated that he was lifting closer to 396 pounds. The reason that he decided to respond to the story was because it was spreading around the internet wrestling community rather rapidly.
May 15, 2015
The issue between Scott Steiner and Hulk Hogan just keeps getting uglier. TMZ has now reported that an investigation has begun. There are allegations that Steiner threatened to kill Hogan during Wrestlemania week. While Steiner is brushing off the situation, security cameras at the airport do confirm that he approached Hogan's wife at the baggage claim area. Things got so bad that WWE actually banned Steiner from their events.
April 7, 2015
According to the rapper himself, WWE has banned Wale from being involved with their promotion. He feels that this is because he was involved in an incident with a fan at one of the live events. The company itself has not mentioned anything about it. The Washington DC native also told TMZ that he would love to try to smooth things over with Triple H. He also mentioned that his dream job would be working as an assistant for Vince McMahon.
April 1, 2015
You can rule out at least one potential second generation wrestler joining WWE. Goldberg told TMZ during an interview that he would never allow his son to work for the company. He stated that he purchase a wrestling promotion and have his son work there than to ever allow him to work in a company ran by Vince McMahon and Triple H. Irregardless, though, it appears that the 8 year old boy is leaning more towards an MMA career.
March 26, 2015
While hanging out with his wife, Maryse, in Hollywood on Wednesday night, The Miz was caught by a TMZ camera man, who proceeded to do a quick interview with him. As a way to generate some hype and attention for WWE, he stated that he was the greatest actor in wrestling history. He even stated that he was a better performer than The Rock, which should spark a reaction from fans who are under the assumption he was being serious.
February 19, 2015
Those that watched Smackdown this week have noticed that Wade Barrett has added a new wrinkle to gimmick. The WWE Intercontinental Champion has started doing a thing called the Bad News Zone, which is essentially a play on TMZ, the gossip website that routinely covers professional wrestling. There are talks that this could be a temporary thing, but as is usually the case with management, it all hinges upon the reaction from the audience.
February 6, 2015
TMZ caught up with Paige at the airport recently and did a quick interview with the WWE diva. It was rather interesting and somewhat bizarre, to say the least. She was asked about what the worst thing about being a woman is, and her response was quite candid. She stated that having menstrual periods made life a bit rough at times. The 22 year old then channeled her wrestling side by stating that the cramps sometimes help out in the ring.
January 25, 2015
Earlier in the day, word leaked throughout the world that Randy Savage was finally going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Reports have surfaced that the leak was intentional. Sources are stating that management purposely fed the information to TMZ, which enabled the news to spread even faster. There are those that believe that the company is doing the long awaited announcement tonight, in order to compete with the college football championship.
January 12, 2015
More often than not, the majority of wrestling news remain exclusive to those that follow the industry closely. However, the reports about Jeff Hardy being serious injured during the taping of Lockdown, that has received some mainstream media attention. TMZ, which keeps a pretty close eye on WWE and TNA, picked up the story, and it has spread through social media. There are still talks that the injury is just a work.
January 12, 2015
While an official announcement has not been made yet, Hulk Hogan is expected to be named as the person to induct Randy Savage into the WWE Hall of Fame during Wrestlemania weekend. The belief is that management will go this route, in order to ensure that the mainstream media coverage will be there. Rumors about the Savage induction was enough to garner the attention of TMZ, so Hogan should be able to draw in a bit of people.
January 12, 2015