Looks like Taz and TNA could not work things out after all. The longtime commentator has decided to walk away from the company that he has been working with since 2009. While there are rumors floating around that he was upset with the front office because of late payment, there are also talks that the two sides simply could not come to a financial agreement on a new contract. He is said to be leaving on good terms.
April 15, 2015
There is some backstage heat currently between Taz and TNA. Reports have stated that he purposely skipped a voice over session for a taped episode of Impact Wrestling. It is said that he absolutely refused to get on his flight from New York City to Nashville because he was upset that his pay check was late. Josh Mathews ended up working the episode alone. There are talks that Al Snow could be the replacement commentator if needed.
April 14, 2015
A memorial was held in honor of Perro Aguayo this week. He passed away after an accident in the ring during a match. Konnan, who was the first person to check on Aguayo after the incident, was there in person. Rey Mysterio, however, was not. The belief is that he felt that his presence would be a distraction and might actually upset a couple of people who blame him for the death. Mysterio is currently heading overseas for wrestling show.
April 13, 2015
Reports have surfaced that many of the stars in WWE are rather upset with fans at the moment. They are upset that the vocal ones have successfully manage to rob Roman Reigns of his big opportunity at Wrestlemania. Many of them know just how difficult it can be to receive a push of those proportions, so they really feel for Reigns. In case you have not noticed, wrestlers have been rather defensive of him in interviews. This is why.
April 9, 2015
By now, most of you know that the Anoa'i family was upset with WWE because they refused to let Roman Reigns have his big moment at Wrestlemania. It is now being reported that the clan was upset before then as well. For whatever reasons, management decided to not invite Samu to the event. He is the former tag team partner and cousin of Rikishi. The front office tried to make amends, but it was too late for that.
April 9, 2015
Just to give you an idea of how frustrated the Anoa'i family was at Wrestlemania, there were some that wanted Roman Reigns to quit WWE because the front office changed up plans at the last minute. He was initially scheduled to have his big moment and win the world heavyweight championship. However, management felt that this would not be the right time to do that. That reportedly upset the family, as they were there to see him become a star.
April 7, 2015
Reports surfaced earlier that Chris Jericho was given a podcast show by WWE after the company decided to drop Steve Austin, who apparently upset Vince McMahon with some of the questions that he asked Triple H. That has led fans to speculate that Jericho would be doing a more company friendly version. In response, the former world heavyweight champion sternly stated that he was going to continue to do his interviews in his own way.
April 5, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was reported that WWE had banned Scott Steiner from attending any of their events during Wrestlemania week. Some further details have now been revealed. Apparently, something happened on the airplane between Steiner and the wife of Hulk Hogan. It is being said that it was a very ugly situation that deeply upset her. Hogan informed the front office of the story, and they immediately banned Steiner.
April 2, 2015
There is some backstage heat on Kevin Nash from WWE because of his hall of fame induction. For starters, management is upset with him for refusing to be inducted as the Diesel character. Nash did not want to be remembered as one of the worst drawing champions of all time. Being inducted under his real name enables him to use that in Hollywood. Another reason why the front office is upset is because Nash put over WCW for giving guaranteed contracts.
April 1, 2015
While WWE officials were upset with Shawn Michaels and Alundra Blayze, they were said to be quite pleased with how Luke Williams and Butch Miller handled themselves. The front office felt like the speech was a perfect combination of them telling stories and them portraying their Bushwhackers persona. That opens the door a bit for them to make a return for a cameo appearance, but it is highly unlikely since one of them lives in Australia.
April 1, 2015