During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Shawn Michaels confirmed something that fans have been speculating for years. He revealed that he was so miserable working in WWE that he asked Vince McMahon to release him from his contract so that he could head down to WCW. Michaels really wanted to be with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall at the time. McMahon, however, refused to let him go because he could not afford to lose another big star.
April 19, 2015
Since Steve Austin and Vince McMahon are at odds, WWE no longer has a host for the upcoming return of Tough Enough. They reportedly turned their attention to Chris Jericho, who is also doing a podcast interview show or the company. They feel that he would be a more than adequate replacement for Austin. Jericho, however, has stated that he has not had any talks with the front office about the role. He might just be working the fans, though.
April 11, 2015
One of the reasons why Vince McMahon is starting to become a big fan of NXT is the fact that the brand was able to sell out tickets to a live event without needing to promote the matches. That means that fans are simply showing up because they support the brand in whole. WWE live events usually reveal the main event matches that will be taking place on the card. This gives Triple H a bit more leverage when it comes to backstage politics.
April 9, 2015
WWE discovered some disturbing news when they checked the ratings for Monday Night Raw this week. The show lost more than 1.5 million viewers in the span of seven days. The company has trouble keeping people interested after Wrestlemania. This does not sit well with Vince McMahon. A lot of wrestling fans opted to watch the season finale of Better Call Saul and the NCAA Championship game between Duke and Wisconsin.
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
Despite her well publicized issues with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, Chyna is still pushing to be inducted into the hall of fame. She is hoping that she still has some allies in WWE that can make it happen. The former Intercontinental Champion is relying on fans to voice their support for her, as that may be something that might be able to convince Vince McMahon to overrule two of his top executives. An induction is highly unlikely.
April 3, 2015
There are those in the company that are under the belief that Vince McMahon secretly hates NXT because a lot of his fans feel that the brand is better than WWE. While he enjoyed the live event that was held during the same week as Wrestlemania, McMahon was said to be especially irked when fans chanted that the show was better than Monday Night Raw. It is the same sentiment routinely said by fans online.
April 3, 2015
Despite signing a new three year contract to remain with WWE, there are those that still believe that Brock Lesnar has not completely shut the door on UFC. One of those people is the ever outspoken Chael Sonnen. He states that if Lesnar really wanted to do MMA again, then Dana White and Vince McMahon would find a way to make it happen. Sonnen stated that McMahon and White are closer than a lot of fans know.
April 2, 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
For professional wrestling fans, Wrestlemania is a year away. For the people who work in WWE, the event starts now. Several executives and front office personnel headed directly to Dallas from San Jose. They are there to start preparations for the event. When it comes to the biggest pay per view of the year, Vince McMahon is especially meticulous. He wants everything to be done just right, and he wants them to be done as soon as possible.
April 1, 2015