In a rather interesting move, WWE is now encouraging fans that attend live events to dress up as their favorite wrestlers and legends. This comes shortly after Vince McMahon grew irate over Dwayne Johnson breaking away from the script on a recent episode of Monday Night Raw and putting focus on fans that were dressed as Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan, the latter of which has been banned from the company because of racial comments.
February 9, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Xavier Woods reveals just how far back that he and Cody Rhodes go. The New Day member stated that the two of them attended rival high schools. Both Rhodes and Woods were wrestlers. Since Xavier wanted to capture the attention of Dusty Rhodes, who often attended the matches, Woods moved up two weight classes so he could challenge Cody. Xavier lost to Cody in their match.
January 26, 2016
Earlier today, WWE issued an official announcement about the death of Iron Mike Sharpe at the age of 64. No cause of death has been reported at this point in time. Billing himself as the greatest athlete from Canada, Sharpe spent time in both the NWA and WWF, where he was memorably a jobber on the weekly television shows. Iron Mike spent some time training wrestlers after his retirement. His students include Charlie Haas.
January 18, 2016
When asked about his band, Fozzy, Chris Jericho noted that while being a WWE star helped bring attention to the group, it also worked against them a little bit. Many felt that since Jericho was already established as a professional wrestler, he was simply doing the music thing to bring more attention to his grappling career. Chris reiterated that he is very passionate about music and wants the band to do really well.
January 14, 2016
Some fans who watched Monday Night Raw were rather upset with Chris Jericho because they believed that the former world heavyweight champion made a racial comment regarding the Usos. Jericho stated that they were his "back of the bus" boys. Well, several WWE stars chimed in on social media and explained that the term was describing wrestlers who partied at the back of the bus after live events.
January 12, 2016
Members of the Bullet Club are making headlines left and right nowadays. While reports surfaced that stated that Tama Tonga has signed a contract extension with New Japan, the second generation wrestler himself took to social media to let everyone know that he is still a free agent without a deal. There were reports that Tonga was set to join AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows in signing with WWE.
January 12, 2016
When asked during a recent interview about wrestlers imitating the Bullet Club shirts, Kenny Omega went on a little tangent. The New Japan star stated that it was cheesy for a wrestling shirt to parody another wrestling shirt. Omega stated that it would be find if they parodying a movie or television show. Kenny also stated that the imitators probably have no creativity or are unable to sell shirts on their own without copying.
January 10, 2016
Since Triple H was purging the New Japan roster, WWE decided to pursue Rocky Romero as well. Management wanted him as either a wrestler or as a trainer. Negotiations got to the point where Romero was scheduled to visit the performance center for further talks. NJPW officials, however, decided that they really did not want to lose Rocky, so they made him a sweet two year contract offer, which Romero accept. He canceled his meeting.
January 9, 2016
When WWE decided to take lower level wrestlers and form a stable called the Social Outcasts, they enlisted Adam Rose, Bo Dallas, Heath Slater and Curtis Axel. A noticeable absence was Damien Sandow, who has a much bigger connection with the audience than the four aforementioned performers. As of right now, there appears to be no plans by management to include Sandow in with this group.
January 6, 2016