Despite having Brock Lesnar around, WWE still managed to lose half a million viewers for the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. While some fans are brushing off the decline to the soccer tournament, management is a bit concerned. That is a good thing because they will try a bit harder to come up with better material for us to watch.
June 23, 2015
Hard as it may be to believe, but WWE is moving Zack Ryder even further away from the main roster. The veteran performer is now a full time participant in NXT live events. He will more than likely be utilized rather frequently when the brand starts doing national tours on a regular basis. Ryder has also been tasked with being a mentor for Mojo Rowley, a guy they have big plans for.
June 21, 2015
In trying to avoid a lot of embarrassment, WWE was quick to pull the shirts that they made for Hideo Itami from their official online store. Management was informed that the Japanese characters on the item were incorrect. A lot of people in Japan are very old school when it comes to things, so the inaccuracy might have offended them. Fortunately, the shirt was pulled quickly enough. The company is doing a tour in Tokyo in a couple of weeks.
May 26, 2015
At the Lucha Libre World Cup, TNA and Lucha Underground formed a partnership. John Morrison teamed up with Mr Anderson and Matt Hardy, all of whom were former WWE stars, during the trios tournament. Initially, the belief was that Anderson and Hardy would be teaming up with Drew Galloway since they all worked for the same company, but Galloway ended up being on the international team with El Mesias and Angelico instead.
May 25, 2015
Since he is making his way up the industry, Moose has generated a good amount of attention from the bigger promotions in the business. He has been given a nice push by ROH. Jeff Jarrett signed the former NFL player to work his upcoming GFW tour. TNA is said to have him on the radar as well. Now, reports have surfaced that WWE attempted to sign the 31 year old for their upcoming season of Tough Enough. They wanted him to be a ringer.
May 21, 2015
Later on in July, WWE is planning on doing a quick tour of Japan, and they were hoping to bring along Hideo Itami for a couple of crowd pleasing matches. Unfortunately, though, a shoulder injury is going to rob everyone of the chance to see that happening. However, management is still going to be bringing Itami along for the ride, as they feel that a special guest appearance is better than nothing. He has been heavily involved in promoting the shows.
May 19, 2015
Late in 2014, rumors surfaced that Shelton Benjamin was going to make a return to WWE because the company filed for a trademark to his name. It turns out that it was simply for merchandising reason. Well, good news if you've been wanting Benjamin back in the United States. He has now been signed to a contract by GFW and should be a part of that summer tour. Jeff Jarrett has been building himself quite the roster.
May 15, 2015
The last time we saw Stephanie McMahon on WWE TV was the episode of Monday Night Raw that took place the night after Wrestlemania. She had been written off because she was doing a global tour with Eisenhower USA Fellowship, an international leadership exchange program for outstanding professionals. That is part of her job as a Brand Ambassador for the company. She will be making her return this week on Raw.
May 9, 2015
For the longest time, the internet wrestling community had been yearning for the return of the King of the Ring, as it was one of the most popular gimmicks that WWE has ever done. It finally made a return this year, and Vince McMahon needed a lot of convincing before giving it the green light. It has now been revealed that he actually hates tournament. The belief is that Wrestlemania 4 did one and produced lackluster numbers.
May 8, 2015
The main reason why Justin Gabriel decided to walk away from WWE was because he wanted to be able to perform more frequently in front of fans. He still had a passion for the industry, but grown frustrated because he was basically a filler guy for the company. He now gets his chance to show his magic in the ring again. Gabriel has signed a contract with GFW and will be part of the roster that will be touring later on this summer.
May 6, 2015