While there is speculation going around that WWE is going to get a weekly television series on ESPN, the most likely announcement being made tonight by Jonathan Coachman will be that the sports network will provide coverage when Wrestlemania takes place in Dallas next spring. Things worked out really well for both sides when coverage was provided at Summerslam. The business relationship between these two companies continues to grow.
October 13, 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
Boxing fans are a few days away from seeing a dream match that they have been yearning for an eternity. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are finally going to fight. Fans around the world are already choosing sides. Not surprisingly, Triple H has chosen Mayweather. During the weigh in, he showed up to support the man that wrestled Big Show at Wrestlemania a couple of years back. This is a very smart and savvy business move by HHH.
April 25, 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
Even though it was something that has been discussed over the past year, AJ Lee has surprisingly decided to retire from WWE. The announcement comes shortly after she worked her final Wrestlemania match. Some have stated that she had lost a lot of passion for the business due to several things. Others are stating that she is retiring because it would help resolve some of the relationship issues she is having with CM Punk.
April 3, 2015
The Anoa'i family brought an army with them to Wrestlemania. They had a lot of reasons for being there. For starters, Rikishi was being inducted into the hall of fame. The main reason, though, was because they wanted to be there when Roman Reigns received his crowing moment in the business. When that didn't happen, Sika and several family members became unruly and wanted to start a war with Vince McMahon for changing the plans.
April 2, 2015
Some further details have been revealed in regards to Steve Austin skipping Wrestlemania this year. WWE actually had purchased airline tickets for him. He was scheduled to fly out of Texas on the same flight as Undertaker. Austin never showed up at the airport. Management even sent someone to the airport in California to pick him up. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be having business disputes with Vince McMahon.
April 2, 2015
On Monday, it was revealed that WWE stock took a pretty steep drop, despite having a pretty successful Wrestlemania the night before. Vince McMahon surely was not pleased, but it turns out that it might have been his own fault. Business analysts are stating that one of the reasons why investors have lost faith in the company is because they relying too frequently on giving away free months of the Network in order to boost subscribers count.
March 31, 2015
There was a back and forth backstage in NXT when it came to deciding who would win the tournament to wrestle at Wrestlemania. In the end, though, the front office decided to go with the business decision. Since they wanted to draw in fans from Japan, where WWE will be touring this summer, Hideo Itami was chosen. Management even further capitalized on the situation by having Japanese legend Tatsumi Fujinami endorsing Itami in the ring.
March 27, 2015
First and foremost, Tatsumi Fujinami is one of those guys that really deserve to be inducted into any and every wrestling hall of fame on the planet. However, there is some business involved to WWE choosing to honor him at Wrestlemania. The front office wanted to lure fans in Japan to watch the pay per view. They would love to observe one of their own being celebrated overseas. World Wrestling Entertainment is doing two shows in Tokyo in July.
March 25, 2015