During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Abyss revealed some details about how close he came to signing with WWE back in 2006. John Laurinaitis had an offer on the table, but he backed out of the deal at the very last minute because he did not want to leave TNA after spending so many years there. Abyss also revealed to Ross that there were plans for him to feud with Undertaker and work a big match together at Wrestlemania.
November 11, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that there are those within WWE that are pushing management to set up a huge match between Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. The former is set to be a free agent soon and has already stated that he is not in a rush to return to TNA. The latter needs a top level opponent to work against because his feud with the Undertaker has ran its course.
October 6, 2015
During his latest podcast interview show, Ric Flair revealed that the reason why he never got to work a big Wrestlemania match against Hulk Hogan was because the latter was having issues with Vince McMahon. Hogan wanted to venture off into Hollywood, but McMahon did not want to lose his biggest star. McMahon then opted to not give Hogan the big money feud with Flair.
August 17, 2015
While his first choice remains an epic rematch against Dwayne Johnson at the Wrestlemania taking place in Dallas next year, Triple H has a secondary plan in case the world famous actor is not available. Seeds have been planted for an eventual feud between HHH and his protege Seth Rollins, whose character was hand chosen by the on screen COO to hold the world heavyweight championship. A slow rift will be built up over the upcoming months.
May 24, 2015
There are those in WWE that are already second guessing the decision to have Big Show winning the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania. He has not exactly done much with the trophy since then. His feud with Roman Reigns would have worked out just fine without the thing being involved. Rumors have it that a main source of discontent about the situation is that it would have better served someone like Damien Sandow.
April 28, 2015
To give you even more of an idea of just how bad things were becoming for her, AJ Lee left WWE despite being in line for a push. She was supposed to have started a feud with Nikki Bella after Wrestlemania, and there was a very good chance that she would have captured the Divas Championship. Management was forced to change plans at the last minute. They pushed Naomi, even though the front office was not fully behind her.
April 13, 2015
Many within the industry are now questioning the decision by WWE to not let Damien Sandow win the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania, especially now that it doesn't appear that they're doing anything special with Big Show. The belief is that Sandow would have had a ton of momentum going into his feud with Miz, and that would have brought even more attention from an audience that is already interested.
April 3, 2015
One of the problems that WWE had when they decided to put Bray Wyatt in a high profile match with Undertaker at Wrestlemania is his next feud. When you're up against a legendary performer at the biggest wrestling pay per view of the year, there's going to be a steep decline in your next program. That is why there are talks about having Wyatt working a program with Triple H because that would not be viewed as a huge drop down the ladder.
March 28, 2015
One of the ideas floating around backstage in WWE right now is to have Sheamus making his much anticipated and much promoted return during the Intercontinental Championship ladder match at Wrestlemania. He would initially do so as a baby face before getting the fans to turn on him by costing Daniel Bryan the match. A title feud between the two would then take place for the next month or so.
March 20, 2015
One of the lesser discussed induction into the WWE Hall of Fame at Wrestlemania is Tatsumi Fujinami. A part of that is because his brief stint in WCW took place well before a lot of the current fans were born. The legend from Japan definitely deserves the honor, and his induction should be an entertaining one since Ric Flair will be involved. The two of them had an entertaining feud over the heavyweight championship at one point in time.
March 18, 2015