Developmental wrestlers in WWE generally do not get paid a lot of money, and that was one of the things that caused Samoa Joe to be hesitant about signing a contract with the company. In order to get the deal done, management opted to give him a contract that might help them secure more of the top performers on the independent scene. Joe is being allowed to work for other promotions, provided that he does not appear on television.
May 25, 2015
When it comes to credentials, Sabu has done enough in the industry to earn himself an induction into the hall of fame. He has sacrificed his body for years to entertain the fans. When asked recently if he would be interested in an induction by WWE, he stated that he would decline if the offer was made. The ECW legend stated that their induction is not designed to honor the wrestlers. It is more motivated by money than anything else.
May 21, 2015
In a sign that Vince McMahon is stepping a bit away from his job as the CEO of WWE, Finn Balor revealed that he finally got a chance to meet the boss at the NXT live event that took place during Wrestlemania weekend. In the past, McMahon personally meets with every wrestler that he signs to a contract. This means that Triple H was the one that did the meeting and the negotiations. The changing of the guard is definitely happening.
May 20, 2015
Things are looking up for Sara Del Rey. She has now been officially promoted by WWE to Assistant Head Coach of NXT, which means that her role within the company has increased dramatically. When she was first brought into the developmental program, Sara was specifically tasked with grooming the next wave of divas. Since she did such a tremendous job with that, management will no entrust her to work with every developmental wrestler.
May 19, 2015
During a recent interview, Sheamus revealed some information on his tryout match with WWE. He admitted that they were awful. For whatever reasons, management opted to choose Dolph Ziggler as his opponent, even though Ziggler was a developmental wrestler himself. The Celtic Warrior stated that Finlay was the one that made the odd choice. He also stated that he was hoping to receive more advice than he was being given at the time.
May 3, 2015
During a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Sheamus revealed that he had some backstage heat with Shelton Benjamin when he first started out in WWE. He stated that Benjamin had a weird fascination about pointing out how the Celtic Warrior was a rookie, even though he had worked in the industry for approximately seven years before joining the company. The Irish born wrestler stayed professional despite being bothered by it.
May 2, 2015
Even though he still has several years remaining as an in ring performer, Finn Balor is already looking ahead to life after the ring. He revealed that he would love to work in the front office for WWE after he retires as an active wrestler. Balor even mentioned that it would be nice to become the right hand man for Triple H, who might be in charge of the entire company a decade from now. Vince McMahon isn't leaving anytime soon, though.
May 1, 2015
While there are still a good amount of fans out there that are denying the rumors, Seth Rollins has not used the Curb Stomp finishing move since word broke out that it was banned by WWE. Some further details about the situation have been released. It appears that the front office might have been forced into the situation because of advice that they received from their lawyers, who are currently battling multiple lawsuits from former wrestlers.
April 30, 2015
CBS picked up a couple of new podcast shows to add to their lineup, and one of them happens to be a familiar voice to anyone that watches WWE on a weekly basis. Booker T has been signed to a contract, and he will be providing the network with his typical brand of content. Heated Conversation will now air on the same network that also picked up the podcast show produced by Taz. The new industry has done well for professional wrestlers.
April 29, 2015
Just like with so many other wrestlers, Curt Hawkins has now been the subject of GFW rumors. The belief is that he is a potential candidate to join the roster. While he was not used much in WWE during his final year, Hawkins does have more name value than the majority of people on the internet wrestling community. On the flip side, he would love to be associated with a known promotion because he can funnel his students to them eventually.
April 28, 2015