For the majority of his career, Kevin Owens was unknown to the mainstream media. After escaping from the independent wrestling circuit and joining WWE, he is quite known, so much that Rolling Stones magazine has listed him as the wrestler of the year thus far. Management has to be quite pleased with this situation.
July 1, 2015
When TNA did the train angle with Mickie James, they created a bit of controversy, but it got fans talking about their promotion. We now now why the company went that route. Mickie has some upcoming autograph sessions outside the company that were clashing with the Impact Wrestling taping schedule, so management accommodated her schedule.
June 9, 2015
There is a little backstage heat going on right now between Hulk Hogan and CM Punk, and it has nothing to do with professional wrestling. The two have exchanged some words due to comments that Hogan made about the Chicago Blackhawks, the hockey team that Punk is fanatical about. The tension isn't really all that serious.
June 9, 2015
In what is being viewed as quite the bold move, the NWA has decided to follow in the foot steps of WWE and New Japan by offering an online video streaming service. Their content is going to include footage from the 1960s until the early 1980s. The company is promoting the fact that they have nearly 800 hours of content for fans of old school wrestling. The video library is the one that is owned by legendary promoter Paul Boesch.
June 8, 2015
Even though we see him frequently on television with WWE, there is still a lot of members of the internet wrestling community that are unaware of the actual age of R Truth. He is a bit older than most people think. The former world heavyweight champion is 43 years of age, which puts him among the top of the roster when it comes to that figure. Retirement rumors spring up frequently, but Truth plans on being a performer for quite some time.
June 6, 2015
It appears that Scott Hall has lost the trust of WWE that he worked so hard and so long to regain. Management had planned on doing a DVD for the entire Kliq, and they were even going to do a reunion show. However, now that Hall has caused some trouble at an independent wrestling show, the front office does not feel that it would be a good move to have him around. They are simply going to sell the documentary and nothing more.
June 5, 2015
Since he was with the company for a dozen years, Justin Roberts is going to have insight into WWE than the internet wrestling community has never had. He is hoping to make a profit off of that by writing a tell all book about his experiences backstage. The belief is that he will devote a good portion of the book talking about management made the business less fun for guys like him. He also does not see a bright future for the promotion.
June 5, 2015
During Impact Wrestling, TNA ran a controversial segment featuring Mickie James and James Storm. I the goal was to get everyone talking about their promotion, then it worked out beautifully because there are a lot of anger being directed towards them. Management was forced to issue a statement because the internet wrestling community was under the assumption that the character had been killed off. Mickie is in fact still alive and recovering.
June 4, 2015