As some of you may already know, WWE has a deal with the Texas Lottery to promote the upcoming Wrestlemania. There are those in the industry that feel that the partnership is a bit hypocritical. A while ago, the company had some backstage heat with Ric Flair for having a deal with the North Carolina Lottery. At the time, they felt that gambling was not a very family friendly thing.
November 2, 2015
Much has been discussed about the rumored backstage heat between Vince McMahon and Steve Austin as of late. We might know what initially started the friction between the two. Austin revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that WWE lied to him during his last appearance at Wrestlemania. He was promised that he would be the last to come out during his segment with Hulk Hogan, but they gave that honor to The Rock instead.
May 7, 2015
Some interesting stories are about to be released to the public, as JTG has announced that he is writing a tell all book about his tenure in WWE. One of the main topics that he will discuss will be backstage heat, which was the rumored reason as to why management decided to punish the former member of Cryme Time. For those that have forgotten, he was one of the more vocal performers when they were receiving smaller Wrestlemania bonuses.
May 5, 2015
While a lot of wrestling fans still clamor for his return to WWE, Shane McMahon has expressed no desire to do so. In fact, he has been avoiding the family business for quite some time now. While everyone involved has been denying the backstage heat rumors, it speaks volume that McMahon doesn't even bother to attend Wrestlemania any more. That is the biggest event of the year, and one would expect him to at least be in attendance.
April 29, 2015
An apparel website that works with wrestlers has reportedly been sent a cease and desist letter from WWE earlier this month. The two shirts in questions were designed for Steve Austin. As many of you already know, there have been rumors floating around of backstage heat between Austin and Vince McMahon. The belief is that the company is purposely doing this as a way of getting back at him for skipping out on Wrestlemania.
April 16, 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
Word going around right now is that AJ Lee knew that she was going to be retiring after Wrestlemania but she opted to keep that a secret from the front office. Had she done that, then WWE would more than likely have her lose at the pay per view. The fact that AJ left the company so abruptly is a sign that she has no intentions of ever returning. She knows the business well enough to know that there would be backstage heat towards her.
April 7, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the backstage heat between Vince McMahon and Steve Austin. Apparently, it all stems from questions that Austin asked Triple H when he former interviewed the latter. Some are saying that the question in regards to Chyna set off a chain reaction that eventually brought bad publicity to WWE. The issue between McMahon and Austin was so bad that the former world champion skipped Wrestlemania.
April 5, 2015