After Monday Night Raw went off the air, Braun Strowman worked a dark match against Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns. During the match, Luke Harper suffered some sort of knee injury. However, the bigger news was the fact that Strowman was punched in the face by a fan. Security were quick to jump in and remove the fan from the arena. WWE has had several issues over the past years with fans attacking wrestlers.
March 22, 2016
In a move that may cause him to be resented immediately by his peers, Shinsuke Nakamura is being paid as much money as some of the main event guys on the main WWE roster. That might not sit well with NXT stars because developmental wrestlers are heavily underpaid. Some may be fine with what Nakamura is being paid because they know that he is a big name star from New Japan and might be a major draw for that country.
February 25, 2016
The mainstream media has once again made mention of WWE, and this time it is because of Kanye West. The rapper was throwing a huge launch party for his new clothing line and wanted famous faces to be there. Among those that he invited were Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. Kanye also stated that he wanted every awesome wrestler to be invited. Neither Hogan nor Flair attended the party, but David Otunga showed up with Jennifer Hudson.
February 12, 2016
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