There was a back and forth backstage in NXT when it came to deciding who would win the tournament to wrestle at Wrestlemania. In the end, though, the front office decided to go with the business decision. Since they wanted to draw in fans from Japan, where WWE will be touring this summer, Hideo Itami was chosen. Management even further capitalized on the situation by having Japanese legend Tatsumi Fujinami endorsing Itami in the ring.
March 27, 2015
In case you haven't heard, NXT held a four man tournament to see who would performer with WWE stars at Wrestlemania in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. In the first round, Finn Balor defeated Tyler Breeze, while Hideo Itami defeated Adrian Neville, a strong favorite to win. Itami then defeated Balor in the tournament final. Unfortunately for him, though, the front office moved the battle royal off the main card.
March 27, 2015
It appears that Eva Marie has regained her health, as she has started doing in ring training again. Rather than working out at the performance center, however, she has opted to stay in California and work at a local school. WWE might be allowing that because the school is owned by Brian Kendrick, who recently made a return to the company by working a match on NXT. No word yet on when Eva will be back on the road for the weekly tours.
March 27, 2015
As of this very moment, it looks like WWE has Adrian Neville penciled in for a promotion to the main roster. The way they're going to do this is by having him winning the NXT tournament and earning a spot in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. The front office feels that it would be a good way to introduce him to their mainstream fans. There is even a slight chance that he might be given the win at Wrestlemania as a way to springboard his push.
March 26, 2015
Speculations arose this week when fans noticed that Layla El was representing WWE at a Special Olympics event. That made some believe that the longtime diva was back on the road with the company. There is a chance that the front office is asking for all available performers to be on hand during the hectic Wrestlemania week. There has been no confirmation on a television return or on a return to the live events tour.
March 23, 2015
Since he is no longer with a mainstream wrestling company, Chris Sabin has been relatively quiet with the internet wrestling community. However, the former TNA star is still quite the hot commodity in Europe. He recently did a tour of Europe at the beginning of March and has now announced that he will be heading back overseas for at least another five shows. It is being said that promoters over there are paying him more to work there.
March 22, 2015
It was long rumored that WWE was going to use NXT performers at Wrestlemania before the front office decided to load up the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal with known wrestlers on the main roster. Well, it has now been revealed that one of the spots will be given to a developmental wrestler. During Axxess, a tournament will be held with Adrian Neville, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami and Tyler Breeze to determine the spot filler.
March 21, 2015