For those of you that are having trouble separating fact from fiction, the suspension thrown at Brock Lesnar for creating a carnage during Monday Night Raw is simply a part of the story line. WWE wanted to ease some of the resentment from members of the internet wrestling community that held a grudge against Lesnar for not being there full time. This is part of their long term plan to eventually turn him into a full blown baby face.
March 31, 2015
While there are some fans out there that are bitter at him for leaving WWE, Jeff Hardy still has a large and loyal group of fans. When TNA announced that he was going to be headlining the latest episode of Impact Wrestling in a steel cage match with James Storm, many of those fans made sure to tune in. Hardy helped the company receive an increase in viewership this week. It further solidifies that name value is still the most important trait in wrestling.
March 30, 2015
The NXT live event last night started at 10pm local time. In order to save money on union costs, Vince McMahon needed his company to be out of the building by midnight. However, the WWE CEO was having so much fan and felt the electricity in the audience, he decided that it was a cost he was willing to pay. The show went on for another hour, which bodes well for wrestling fans that want to see Triple H gain more power backstage.
March 28, 2015
The internet wrestling community went into outrage yesterday when it was reported that Eva Marie would be replacing Jerry Lawler as the host of the hall of fame ceremony. WWE heard the complaints. Lawler himself stated that the rumors are not true, but there is speculation running around that the front office decided to cancel the change because of the negative reactions on social media. Management wanted to go with a younger host.
March 27, 2015
The fact that the real life former relationship between Alicia Fox and Wade Barrett was revealed on Total Divas, that is a sign of just how much WWE has changed over the times. In the past, things like that were tightly kept in a vault. Vince McMahon was notorious for trying to keep backstage information from the internet wrestling community. The fact that he is more open to doing so now means that the tide is turning in the hierarchy.
March 24, 2015
While the move has been well received by the front office, the wrestlers backstage and TNA fans, there hasn't been a lot of buzz about Drew Galloway making his return to the mainstream professional wrestling scene in the United States. Management was hoping that his presence would draw in some WWE fans to Impact Wrestling, but that does not appears to be the case. Galloway is still quite the asset to the promotion, however.
March 22, 2015
Since he attempted to get a contract with WWE, some are under the belief that there is backstage heat towards Crimson. By signing him to a new deal, TNA proved that there are no hard feelings. There is said to be no resentment from the locker room as well because the veterans in there know that there is only a limited amount of time in a professional wrestling career, so it is understandable to want to work for the biggest promotion.
March 21, 2015
Apparently, WWE is still really bitter about the Young Bucks rejecting their offer last year. The brothers were asked to go in for a tryout because they had become one of the hottest acts on the independent wrestling circuit and internationally. However, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson opted to remain free agents. Management is said to be furious because they are not used to performers not wanting to work for them.
March 19, 2015
WWE was hoping that word would spread through the internet wrestling community that Sting was showing up on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. They were hoping to receive a bit of a boost in viewership. Unfortunately for management, though, that boost ended up being quite minimal. There were only approximately 100,000 extra viewers this week. That comes as a disappointment because Wrestlemania is just around the corner.
March 17, 2015
When CM Punk decided to join UFC after leaving WWE, he turned to Brock Lesnar for some advice. The former NCAA champion was quite eager to help. Punk asked Lesnar what the most difficult part of the transition was, so Lesnar told him that the hardest part was letting go. Now that he has trained extensively, Punk realizes that the advice was absolutely sound. He admits to punching too lightly at times because of his pro wrestling background.
March 16, 2015