Developmental wrestlers in WWE generally do not get paid a lot of money, and that was one of the things that caused Samoa Joe to be hesitant about signing a contract with the company. In order to get the deal done, management opted to give him a contract that might help them secure more of the top performers on the independent scene. Joe is being allowed to work for other promotions, provided that he does not appear on television.
May 25, 2015
When you look at someone like Lita, you're already thinking of sexy. When you factor in that she is an old school professional wrestler, then that sexiness factor multiplies tenfold. During a recent interview, Amy Dumas revealed that while she has no issue with the name of the belt, she does not like the fact that there is a butterfly on the Divas Championship. She also states that she prefers to be called a "superstar" or "wrestler" instead of a "diva".
May 24, 2015
As many of you already know, there are rumors floating around that Destination America is going to be canceling all TNA programming before the end of the year. Many within the industry are highly critical of the network for not releasing information on the matter. Jim Ross feels that it insensitive and unprofessional for them to keep so many wrestlers and their families in the dark. They need to know what the future holds, so they can prepare for it.
May 22, 2015
When it comes to credentials, Sabu has done enough in the industry to earn himself an induction into the hall of fame. He has sacrificed his body for years to entertain the fans. When asked recently if he would be interested in an induction by WWE, he stated that he would decline if the offer was made. The ECW legend stated that their induction is not designed to honor the wrestlers. It is more motivated by money than anything else.
May 21, 2015
After the big NXT event last night, Triple H held a meeting with the performers. He praised them for their performance on the show, as it went well above expectations. HHH also thanks the wrestlers for not leaking the Samoa Joe debut to the internet wrestling community. Generally, someone backstage is responsible for getting the word out to one of the various websites. This time, however, the company went above and beyond to keep it a secret.
May 21, 2015
In a sign that Vince McMahon is stepping a bit away from his job as the CEO of WWE, Finn Balor revealed that he finally got a chance to meet the boss at the NXT live event that took place during Wrestlemania weekend. In the past, McMahon personally meets with every wrestler that he signs to a contract. This means that Triple H was the one that did the meeting and the negotiations. The changing of the guard is definitely happening.
May 20, 2015
Things are looking up for Sara Del Rey. She has now been officially promoted by WWE to Assistant Head Coach of NXT, which means that her role within the company has increased dramatically. When she was first brought into the developmental program, Sara was specifically tasked with grooming the next wave of divas. Since she did such a tremendous job with that, management will no entrust her to work with every developmental wrestler.
May 19, 2015
When it was reported that Wrestle 1 and TNA had decided to end their business relationship, speculation filled the air. Reports have now surfaced that the reason why the two promotions decided to end their partnership is because the Great Muta is struggling to keep his company afloat. Since they are going through some financial struggles, they are unable to book wrestlers from the United States. Talent was not being exchanged as agreed upon.
May 14, 2015
A new war of words has begun in professional wrestling, and this time, the contestants are Roddy Piper and Honky Tonk Man. While doing an interview with Adam Carolla to discuss his charity work, Piper decided to go off on a tangent about HTM. He stated that out of all the wrestlers, the man legally known as Wayne Ferris was an asshole. Piper also states that he does not have any real skills and is quite the jealous person in the industry.
May 14, 2015