While traveling through France to film segments for Total Divas, Paige had an unpleasant encounter with British Airways. She vented through social media that a stewardess refused to help a pregnant Rosa Mendes put her luggage in an overhead compartment. The airline responded by stating that it is against their policy for their employees to do that. They also noted that their website informs passengers of this particular policy.
October 8, 2015
To promote his new book, Bob Backlund shared a story about when he started off in the professional wrestling business. He stated that he left home with just his car, clothes and $20. Backlund traveled from Minnesota to Louisiana to wrestle a match. Instead of being paid what he was promised, the former world champion was paid just $5, so he canceled his hotel, bought some tuna and slept in the trunk of his car.
September 18, 2015
Up until Thursday, there were no plans by WWE to use Sting at the next episode of Monday Night Raw. By the end of the day, the front office had to make some phone calls in order to arrange travel for the former world heavyweight champion. He is now expected to be in Baltimore in a few days and make an appearance on the show. More than likely, the Stinger is going to be doing a segment with Seth Rollins.
September 4, 2015
As some of you already know, NXT performers are paid a whole lot less than their counterparts on the main roster in WWE. They also do not have as much travel expenses since they are not on the road as frequently. When a performer like Kevin Owens or Adrian Neville gets called up to the main roster, the company helps them make the transition by paying for all of their travel expenses for the first three months. They're on their own after that.
August 27, 2015
Since the pay per view weekend was such as success, WWE has been touting how well Summerslam did in Brooklyn. You would figure that the company might want a repeat performance next year. Well, that is not the case. Vince McMahon is reportedly interested in moving the pay per view to Las Vegas, a city where people would gladly travel to for an event. There are also talks of taking things back to Los Angeles.
August 27, 2015
For those of you that have been wondering, Scott Hall is no longer doing detox at the rehabilitation center. No word on exactly how long he was in the facility, but he is now out and about. In fact, Hall has been traveling and hanging out with his buddies in various cities. Do not expect him to make a WWE return anytime soon, as the company is in major public relations mode at the moment.
August 8, 2015
Pretty soon, Mike Rotunda might have three kids working for WWE. Mika Rotunda recently received a tryout with the company to see if she could secure herself a developmental contract. She actually spent a good amount of time at the performance center to prepare for the tryout. If signed, she would start traveling on the road with her brothers, Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt.
July 30, 2015
If you're an independent wrestling promoter, and you want to have AJ Lee on your show, then it is going to cost you at least $15,000. She is asking for that as her daily rate and traveling expenses. Of course, the former diva isn't all that eager to take on these bookings at the moment because she does not really need the money. She would rather spend time with CM Punk as he trains for his UFC debut.
July 30, 2015
Since he was the son of the owner of WWE, Shane McMahon was worried that the wrestlers in the locker room were going to resent him for the perceived nepotism. It has now been revealed that in order to win over the boys, McMahon actually traveled on the road with them to live events instead of using the more luxurious travel means that the company had for him.
July 17, 2015
During a podcast interview, Tyson Kidd revealed that he and Natalya were the ones that brokered the relationship mending between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart. Kidd stated that Michaels was the one that really wanted to make amends, even going so far as offering to travel to Hart's house and allow Hart to punch him in the face.
July 3, 2015