One of the more interesting things that were revealed by CM Punk during his convention appearance over the weekend was the fact that he has already auditioned for a role in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. He refused to reveal which character he was trying out for, however. Punk wants to add movie star to his resume that already includes professional wrestler, mixed martial arts fighter and comic book writer.
April 26, 2015
A new class of developmental wrestlers started working for NXT this week. Among them is Uhaa Nation, the highly touted 27 year old from the independent wrestling circuit. He is expected to be the star of the class. Nation was signed late last year, but he had some things to work out before starting with the company. In a rather interesting note, the majority of the class is international guys that have very limited wrestling experience.
April 6, 2015
The latest professional wrestler to make his way into Hollywood is Gunner. TNA issued an official statement to help promote the movie. They stated that he recently wrapped up filming The Battle of New Orleans, which is actually a working title. This is the first lead role in a movie for the former United States Marine. Interestingly enough, he played a member of an elite Navy SEAL as they engaged in a battle with an unknown opponent.
March 19, 2015
When it comes to podcast shows, wrestling fans have been living in nirvana thanks to Jim Ross, Vince Russo, Steve Austin and Chris Jericho joining the industry. Well, the game just got a bit more interesting. Reports have surfaced that Ric Flair has just signed an agreement with CBS Sports to host his own weekly show. The Nature Boy will be interviewing various professional wrestlers, celebrities and musicians on his show.
February 17, 2015
Due to the segment with Triple H last night, a surprisingly large amount of WWE fans are wondering if Sting was actually on hand for Monday Night Raw. He definitely was not there in person, as management simply hired local wrestlers to portray fake versions of his character. The contract between the two sides only call for a certain amount of dates to be worked, so it would not make much sense for management to waste it on decoys.
February 11, 2015
During a recent Submission Radio interview, Goldberg revealed some interesting facts about his choices when he decided to become a professional wrestler. He stated that he did have contact with Jim Ross and Vince McMahon, but he did not like the way that the meeting went. McMahon still offered him a contract as a performer. The former world heavyweight champion then decided to contact Eric Bischoff and sign with WCW instead.
January 20, 2015
While quite a bit of interesting things took place during Monday Night Raw, one of the more heartwarming incidents was Triple H breaking character. He did so because a kid at ringside was crying because he thought that his father had really been fired. HHH assured him that it was simply a story line that WWE was doing. The kid was allowed to go backstage to visit with the wrestlers. He was also given some merchandise as well.
January 20, 2015
An incredible honor has been bestowed upon Dolph Ziggler. A mainstream media source has cited him as the best in the business. Rolling Stones has named Ziggler as WWE Wrestler of the Year. The magazine noted that the former world heavyweight champion has also been moonlighting as a stand up comedian on his rare days off. In an interesting note, Rolling Stones stated that Ziggler's only weakness was his microphone skills, but that will improve.
December 17, 2014
If you're a WWE fan that is observant, you already noticed that Sting has been given a new on screen nickname by the commentators and wrestlers. Management has been insistent on their performers that they push the Vigilante nickname as much as possible. Management wants to be able to apply various trademarks and copyrights to the gimmick, so that they can make as much profit off of merchandising as they can while the legend is around.
December 16, 2014
When word broke out that a couple of WWE performers were doing silent protests during TLC against management by working at a lackluster pace, fans immediately started wondering which wrestlers were guilty of doing that. One of the names being tossed around right now is Big Show, whose match with Erick Rowan was not rated too high by the fans. The former world heavyweight champion has enough backstage stroke to not get fired for protesting.
December 15, 2014