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
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
A lot of professional wrestlers try their hands at acting at some point in their careers. MVP does not want to follow those footsteps. Instead, he wants to be more like Chris Jericho. The former WWE United States Heavyweight Champion stated that he is inspired by Jericho and wants to start his own hardcore band before he is too old to do so. Montel Vontavious Porter wants to be known as the "black Henry Rollins".
January 2, 2016
In a move that might cause a few performers to be placed on the inactive list, WWE is now doing random checkups on their performers to see if they have medical coverage. While they do not provide it themselves, Vince McMahon and company expect the performers to be properly covered out of their own pocket. Developmental wrestlers make less money, so they might be most affected by this rule.
December 24, 2015
During a recent questions and answers session with fans on Reddit, Tyler Reks stated that John Cena used to purposely violate the wrestler code by going through the bags of Alex Riley in the locker room. Reks, who has retired from professional wrestling and now owns a marketing company, stated that Cena did that because he was constantly trying to find ways to get Riley fired from WWE.
December 18, 2015