It looks like WWE has finally decided to sign the other half of Harlem Heat. However, do not expect Stevie Ray to be donning the wrestling gear anytime soon. He announced that he has now signed a legends contract. That means that the company can use his likeness while also booking Stevie for a couple of appearances a year. The belief is that this might lead to a DVD or other merchandise for the former world tag team champions.
May 28, 2015
Since he has long been known as one of the mot controversial characters in all of professional wrestling, the belief was that Scott Steiner would not be joining another major promotion again. However, it appears that his close relationship with Jeff Jarrett has proven that to be wrong. GFW has signed Steiner and added him to their roster. While there is a slight chance he may wrestle, the belief is that he will simply be doing appearances for them.
May 19, 2015
There are some rumblings that Bully Ray could be making his return to TNA tonight on Impact Wrestling. Management has been promoting the fact that a former world heavyweight championship would be making a comeback. However, these rumors have to be taken with a grain of salt, as Bully is being advertised to make appearances for a promotion in New Mexico on Friday and Saturday. Of course, they could have been canceled.
May 8, 2015
While the dollar amount has increased tremendously for Brock Lesnar, his schedule will remain largely the same as the previous contract. The plan right now is for WWE to only use him a couple of times per year for the next three years. The former world heavyweight champion will only be wrestling at pay per view events, while making appearances on Monday Night Raw here and there to promote his high profile matches.
April 2, 2015
Melina has found life after WWE. She revealed during the podcast interview with Jim Ross that she returned to college. It is a move that is designed to hep her find a full time and long term career outside of professional wrestling. With that said, however, she still has some name value in the industry, so do not be surprised if she keeps making appearances at various conventions around the country. Fans still like to meet and take photos with her.
March 23, 2015
A surprise appearances was made by Justin Roberts at the House of Hardcore event over the weekend, and the former announcer ripped into WWE, the company that recently released him after years of loyalty and service. He stated that the company was so cancerous that it caused him to lose his passion for wrestling. Roberts also noted that their product was the same thing over and over again. Backstage politics was another criticism he mentioned.
March 9, 2015
After failing to make a big splash in WWE, Manu has now decided to transition from being just a wrestler to being a wrestling promoter. The man who is legally known as Afa Anoa'i Jr has announced that he is starting his own promotion called Battlefield Pro Wrestling, which will be based primarily out of Pennsylvania, a state that is still rather passionate about the industry. Several family members are expected to cameo appearances eventually.
March 7, 2015
When Melina was released by WWE back in 2011, it was natural for fans to wonder about what the future holds for her. Aside from making sporadic appearances on the independent wrestling circuit, she has largely been absent from the mainstream scene. Some wondered if she would sink so low as to resort to taking nude photos of herself to make money. To her credit, she has not done such things, unlike other stars who are selling naked Skype calls.
March 1, 2015
In case you do not follow the international wrestling scene, one of the hottest acts in the world right now is the Bullet Club, a heel stable that has taken over New Japan. Aside from a couple of quick appearances, the group has not been seen much in the United States. That might be changing soon. During a recent interview, Jeff Jarrett hinted that the group, which his character is a member of, could be headed to GFW in the near future.
February 21, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that Rey Mysterio has booked himself some appearances outside of WWE. However, that is not true. The popular masked superstar has been thrown a bunch of offers from independent wrestling promoters, enough money for him to make a living off of. He, of course, is unable to accept any of those deals as long as he is contractually obligated to is current company. A release is being negotiated.
January 31, 2015