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
Vickie Guerrero did a podcast interview with Chris Jericho this week, and she revealed something rather interesting about the Radicalz making the jump to WWE. She revealed that even before Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn and Eddie Guerrero were released by WCW, there were discussions being had with Vince McMahon, which is essentially contract tampering. No lawsuit is likely to take place since the company no longer exists.
April 11, 2015
Wanting to clear the air on the matter, Steve Austin took to his podcast interview show to address the rumors that he has backstage heat with WWE. He basically denied everything that is being said about the situation. Austin states that he was never scheduled to be on the same flight as the Undertaker. He simply was not booked for Wrestlemania. He also stated that there is no truth to the rumors of him having beef with Vince McMahon.
April 7, 2015
Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a lot of rumors floating around about Steve Austin and his relationship with Vince McMahon. Some are saying that he is no longer involved with WWE because of a dispute with the CEO. Since he wants to clear the air, Austin stated that he would be addressing the matter on his podcast interview this week. That is a very smart move because it will draw in a lot of new listeners.
April 6, 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
When asked during a recent podcast interview about the differences between Lucha Underground and WWE, John Morrison took a little jab at Vince McMahon. He stated that the current front office that he works with does not have to deal with an eccentric billionaire coming in at the last minute to wipe out all the plans and ideas. Morrison also stated that his former company had way too many chefs in the kitchen when it comes to creative.
March 9, 2015
Count Josh Mathews as another former employee who is critical of WWE. During a recent podcast interview, he stated that Vince McMahon has lost touch with his product. Mathews feels that his former boss was once a wrestling genius but he simply does not get it any more. He also states that it is called the Universe because McMahon is so egotistical. Mathews also talks about having trouble dropping bad habits he learned in that company.
March 9, 2015
During his podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels discussed the story about how he and Marty Jannetty were fired by WWE very early on in their career. He revealed that Vince McMahon had fired the Rockers because of stories that he had heard from others about how wildly they were partying. McMahon was under the belief that the two of them tore up a bar, but Michaels stated that it was simply a matter of a broken glass.
February 15, 2015
Nothing but positive reactions have come out of Steve Austin interviewing Vince McMahon and Triple H separately on his podcast show. Management loves it because it brought a good amount of attention to the WWE Network. It is being said that they are interested in Stone Cold doing more episodes in conjunction with them. The wrestlers backstage also love the show because Austin has not avoided asking the tougher questions.
February 11, 2015