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 signed a deal with PEZ Candy to produce dispensers decorated with the likeness of professional wrestlers, they promised their business partner that they would include three of the biggest names in professional wrestling. John Cena, The Rock and Hulk Hogan were the chosen ones. Due to the recent controversy, however, Hogan has been replaced by management. Undertaker has been given the third slot.
October 3, 2015
The world is about to see if Dwayne Johnson can be a better producer and promoter than Vince McMahon. An official announcement has been jointly made by Seven Bucks Productions and Spike TV, and it states that Johnson and his team will be producing a show to entertain the troops that are overseas. It is called Rock the Troops, and it will be similar to Tribute to the Troops, except that instead of professional wrestlers, you get other celebrities.
June 7, 2015
A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is being made, and WWE fans will get to see a very familiar face. Sheamus has landed a role in the film, and he will be portraying a villain named Rocksteady. Photos of the former world heavyweight champion being on the set have surfaced on various mainstream media websites. The Celtic Warrior has long stated that he would love to transition to Hollywood once he is done as a wrestler.
May 28, 2015
During his podcast interview with Chris Jericho, John Cena revealed just how he close he was to turning heel during his feud against The Rock. It was to the point where he spent $5,000 to have new ring gear created for his heel persona. However, WWE scrapped that idea. Instead of asking for a refund, Cena told the seamstress to put that money towards developmental wrestlers that come to her for new apparel. Yet another good deed by Cena.
April 9, 2015
Sometimes in life, you just get a deal on the table that is simply too difficult to refuse. Brock Lesnar was given just that by WWE, so he decided to sign on the dotted line instead of waiting to negotiate a contract with UFC and Bellator. The former world heavyweight champion announced on ESPN that his days in MMA are behind him now. His legacy in that sport is completed. He will finish off his career as a professional wrestler now.
March 24, 2015
Since he has come a long way from his days as a wrestler for WWE, fans are naturally wondering about the net worth of The Rock. He is now one of the most well known movie stars on the planet, so his personal value has increased tremendously. While he would be the only one that would know for sure, analysts recently reported that Dwayne Johnson has a net worth that is approximately in the $125 million range. That will grow, of course.
March 24, 2015
Over the last several weeks, John Gaburick and Dixie Carter have been going down their list and signing performers to new contracts. The latest person to close a deal is Rockstar Spud. He is now signed with TNA for at least another year. Spud is rather happy with the role that he has been given in the company. He was initially brought on board as comedy relief, but management kept their promise about turning him into an actual wrestler.
March 12, 2015
While his foray into Hollywood is not going anywhere near as fast as the paths taken by Batista and The Rock, Shad Gaspard is getting some love from the entertainment industry. In addition to playing some minor roles in lesser known movies, the former WWE star can be currently seen in AutoZone commercials. In it, he plays a professional wrestler. He and his tag team partner show up to take on two regular guys.
March 2, 2015