In a move that has been expected but still surprising, Daniel Bryan has announced that he is going to retire from professional wrestling. The former world heavyweight champion attempted to gain his release from WWE so that he can go wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit. However, Vince McMahon refused to let him out of his contract, which is similar to the situation that Rey Mysterio was stuck in not too long ago.
February 8, 2016
When asked about a potential return to WWE, Brad Maddox stated that he was not sure if the door had been closed on him forever. He stated that he was not told that they would try to bring him back into the company down the line. Apparently, management has done that for a couple of people that they have given a release to. Maddox also stated that he did not get to speak to Vince McMahon about the release.
December 3, 2015
Publicly, Hulk Hogan is trying to say all of the right things because his reputation has taken quite a pounding since racist comments that he said were released to the public. Privately, however, it is being said that Hogan is absolutely furious with Vince McMahon for being a bit hypocritical. Years ago, McMahon used the same racial term during a televised segment.
July 25, 2015
Some new rumors have popped up in regards to Lisa Fox Lee being fired by WWE despite being with the company for nearly two decades. It is being said that Vince McMahon had her released because she was not able to successfully negotiate a contract to acquire the rights to the NWA library. The company wanted to prevent them from being able to create their own online video streaming service.
July 12, 2015
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
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
Since the company is hoping to produce a lot more content for their online video subscription service, Vince McMahon has decided to partner up with Seth Green. He and his Stoopid Buddy Stoodios will produce an adult cartoon called Camp WWE. The animated series will showcase the performers as being kids who attend a camp ran by McMahon himself. No release date has been given, but the company states that it will be this year.
March 30, 2015
The northeastern portion of the United States is being pounded by a storm that some are predicting to be one of the worst in history, and that does not bode well for WWE. An official statement was released by Vince McMahon earlier today, letting fans know that Monday Night Raw and Smackdown will not be taking place as usual. It is being said that Raw will be shown on Thursday this week. No word yet on when the traveling ban will be lifted.
January 26, 2015
What once seemed like an imminent return to WWE is now in jeopardy, as reports have surfaced that Rey Mysterio could be receiving his release from the company any day now. Apparently, things have gone sour between the two sides. It was not all that long ago that Vince McMahon had made amends with his former world heavyweight champion. There were even talks of the creative department being given instructions on doing stories for Mysterio.
January 3, 2015