When asked by a fan through social media if he would be in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania 32 this year, Chris Jericho flat out stated that there was no chance in hell of that happening. The belief is that the former world heavyweight champion wants a regular match on the main card, preferably with someone younger and newer that he can put over. Jericho has a decent amount of backstage clout with WWE officials.
February 4, 2016
While it is not a secret that Mark Henry intends to retire pretty soon, it does come as a bit of a surprise that he is telling the media that he wants his final match to be at Wrestlemania, which makes it seem like he is retiring in a couple of weeks. WWE does want Henry to stick around backstage after he is done as an in ring performer. Mark hasn't really had a feud in quite some time.
January 15, 2016
Earlier in the week, Chris Jericho revealed through social media that he was not going to be a part of Wrestlemania 32. However, he might be involved in the Royal Rumble, as the former world heavyweight champion is said to be backstage at Monday Night Raw, which is taking place in San Antonio. Jericho could be setting up his pay per view appearance tonight by declaring himself as an entrant.
January 4, 2016
With the devastating loss of Seth Rollins, WWE has been forced to make changes to their Wrestlemania lineup. The former world heavyweight champion was scheduled for one of the main event slots. One of the ideas that has been tossed around backstage is to finally pull that trigger on a match between John Cena and Undertaker, especially since the latter is running out of performers that he can work with.
November 8, 2015
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
When it comes to worthiness, there really should be no questions about the Fabulous Freebirds and their place in professional wrestling history. That's why many in WWE are pushing for them to be inducted when Wrestlemania takes place in Dallas, which is where they made the most impact on the industry. The only thing preventing it from being a surefire thing is the fact that Michael Hayes was once involved in a racial controversy backstage.
October 2, 2015
Back at Wrestlemania 15, The Rock worked the main event against Steve Austin. Well, he recently revealed that the match almost never happened because of backstage politics. Apparently, several of the veterans were against the fact that someone so young was ahead of them on the card. They tried lobbying to Vince McMahon, but it did not work because he wanted that main event to happen.
August 10, 2015
Since the front office is still determined to do a Texas themed hall of fame induction class at Wrestlemania next year, one of the names being thrown around backstage is Stan Hansen. He wrestled in the Amarillo territory for years. Hansen remains on good terms with WWE and even inducted Antonio Inoki back in 2010 for them.
July 9, 2015
While the topic has not been brought up much lately, WWE is still interested in using Sting at Summerslam. They just have not been able to figure out how they want to make that happen. There are those backstage that want to save him for Wrestlemania, but there are others who are pushing to bring him back because they feel that the former world heavyweight champion can be utilized to help increase the amount of subscribers that they have.
June 7, 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