Here is an interesting bit of trivia on Nick Bockwinkel. Like a lot of professional wrestlers, he initially was hoping to become a professional football player. Unfortunately for the former AWA star, his gridiron dreams were ended when a severe knee injury forced the University of Oklahoma to take away his scholarship. Bockwinkel decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional wrestler.
November 16, 2015
If you are one of the many fans who are hoping to see Rey Mysterio back with WWE, there is some potentially good news. During a recent interview, he stated that he was fine with Alberto Del Rio returning to the promotion. Mysterio knows that time is a factor for professional wrestlers, so everyone needs to make their money while they can. He also did not rule out his own return some day.
November 16, 2015
Regardless of what he chooses to do with his career in professional wrestling, Tyson Kidd will more than likely have that life changing moment be featured heavily on an upcoming season of Total Divas. If he retires, then the producers will focus on his transition from being a wrestler to working a normal job. If he decides to come back, then the focus will be on his safety in the ring.
November 8, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the upcoming 30 For 30 special that ESPN is doing on Ric Flair. The feature will not just focus on his career as a professional wrestler. Flair will be talking about his entire life. The historic airplane crash will be documented. Plus, the Nature Boy will be speaking candidly about the death of his son. Charlotte will also be featured on the episode.
November 5, 2015
In a move that will surely annoy the internet wrestling community, Pro Wrestling Illustrated has listed Nikki Bella as the top female wrestler on the PWI 50. On screen achievements carries a lot of weight when the magazine staff compiles the list every year. A lot of fans, however, are under the assumption that the list is about who the best female performer in the world is.
November 4, 2015
During a recent interview with Rolling Stones, Ronda Rousey was asked once again about her interest in professional wrestling. When asked if she was ready to become a wrestler, the UFC star flat out said that she was definitely ready. Rousey impressed some people by revealing just how much she keeps up with WWE and NXT. To lower the expectations, however, she wisely reminded people of all the commitments she has in her life at the moment.
November 3, 2015
When asked if the Road Warriors were upset with Demolition for copying their gimmick, Animal stated that he was fine with it. He said that he was friends with both guys. Animal and Smash actually knew one another back in high school. The two of them were among a group of wrestlers that all grew up in Minnesota together. Animal also noted that they were the tougher looking team of the two.
October 31, 2015
Wrestlers know that when you are on the road, it is really hard to find a good gym in the various cities that WWE tours. A solution might have been found. Management is currently planning a partnership with Tapout where the two companies would launch gyms in various markets. Performers like Ryback and Seth Rollins would be heavily involved with the locations that are near them on their days off.
October 30, 2015