At the age of 43, R Truth is smart enough to know that he is closer to the end of his career as a professional wrestler than to the beginning. He has been planning for life after WWE. Truth certainly does not want to rely on the independent wrestling circuit, so he has been looking into other options in entertainment. In addition to trying to launch a hip hop career, he has also been looking into acting opportunities in Hollywood lately.
September 4, 2015
When Stephen Amell surprised everyone by putting on a solid performance during his match at Summerslam, he received what seemed to be universal praise from the fans, the performers and the media. Steve Austin, however, did not like what he saw. He has nothing personal against Amell. He simply does not like it when celebrities are allowed to enter the ring and be booked to be competitive against actual wrestlers.
September 3, 2015
Whenever she makes an appearance in NXT, the fans go absolutely nuts over Blue Pants. Rumor has it, though, that she is not nearly as popular backstage with the developmental wrestlers. There is resentment towards her because she is not officially under contract to WWE. That means that she does not have to give up a cut of her merchandise sales, and she does not have to go through the daily training.
September 3, 2015
A breakup with Brooke Tessmacher would seem like the end of the world to a lot of guys, but Robbie E has recovered just fine. The TNA star recently got married to a woman who has been his girlfriend on and off for the past decade. The two decided that it was time to finally make a commitment to one another. No word yet on if any of his fellow wrestlers were in attendance at the ceremony.
September 2, 2015
Since the company no longer has the expensive services of the Great Khali, they are forced to find other wrestlers to send to India to promote. The latest person to be sent to that country is Mark Henry, and he is on his way there this week. His promotional duties aren't for an upcoming tour, however. He is simply there to bring a little more awareness for WWE since they are televised there.
August 27, 2015
For years, WWE was never willing to spend the money to bring in the ultra talented AJ Styles. Things have changed a bit now that they have found success by signing independent wrestlers. Styles mentioned during a recent interview that he would certainly be open to the idea of joining World Wrestling Entertainment if they were to put together a deal that really hard to resist.
August 26, 2015
A lot of wrestlers are also fans of professional wrestling. Xavier Woods took to social media after doing a segment with the Dudley Boyz on Monday Night Raw. He said it was such an honor to take their finishing move in front of a sold out audience in Brooklyn. Woods also had a blast doing the comical entrance routine with the trombone. He said it was the best night of his life.
August 25, 2015
When he was just 17 years old, Xavier Woods got a chance to meet Virgil, an encounter that he was initially excited about. However, Woods ended up being rather disappointed when he was told that he would never make it as a wrestler because he is black. When the former WWE star congratulated him through social media, Woods reminded him of what was said and told him to back off.
August 24, 2015
Since NXT has been growing exponentially, the belief is that the performers are being paid more. That is actually not the case. The developmental territory is running at a loss and requires financial help from WWE. Because of that, Triple H is not able to give out gate bonuses to the wrestlers that work the show. That might change soon once the promotion can survive on its own.
August 21, 2015
Since he worked backstage in WWE for years, Bruce Prichard has a million stories that wrestling fans would love to hear. He shared one recently. Prichard stated that Vince McMahon did not initially want to sign the Undertaker when he was a free agent. McMahon felt that he looked more like a basketball player than a wrestler. Plus, the Phenom was coming off of a really bad match in WCW against Lex Luger.
August 19, 2015