Even though he has only been with WWE for less than a month, AJ Styles has already picked up some backstage heat. Even worse, the heat is with Vince McMahon himself. The CEO is upset with Styles because he signed a deal with a toy company prior to signing his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. This is the same company that signed Kevin Owens back when he was receiving his big push against John Cena last year.
February 4, 2016
After days of sitting back and watching his real life fiancee have her name dragged through the mud by the internet wrestling community, Rusev has finally decided to speak up. The former United States Heavyweight Champion took to social media to deny that Lana has new backstage heat in WWE. He stated that websites are making up lies about her, so fans should be smarter by ignoring those unfounded allegations.
February 1, 2016
Earlier in the month, Josh Bredl picked up a ton of backstage heat when he made comments about the Social Outcasts on social media. There is now talks that the Tough Enough winner might be placed into the Royal Rumble so that veteran WWE performers can punish him in the ring. World Wrestling Entertainment has done that before with Daniel Puder, who was released shortly after the in ring punishment took placed.
January 24, 2016
When asked if he would make a return to Lucha Underground, Shawn Hernandez flat out stated that the ship has sailed on that. He has backstage heat with the promotion because of how they handled his contract situation with TNA. Hernandez really wanted to be with a bigger promotion, but he lost that chance when the controversy arose. The belief is that Hernandez will continue to work the independent wrestling circuit.
November 11, 2015
When Renee Young recently got into it with the internet wrestling community, some were afraid that she would receive some backstage heat in WWE. Fortunately for her, that is not the case. Management did not have any issues with her venting about how fans act on social media. They are aware of how certain fans can be. The front office also encourages their performers to interact online with fans.
November 5, 2015
Among the thousands of fans in attendance at Hell in a Cell were some fans of the Young Bucks. They wanted to show their support to the underground tag team by bringing signs to the event. WWE did not take well to that. Management instructed the security team to remove any signs that referenced the Bucks. The backstage heat towards the Bucks is said to be the reason why World Wrestling Entertainment will not sign them.
October 29, 2015
Through social media, the Young Bucks revealed to fans that they have signed a new contract. Of course, to make things fun, the brothers did not bother to reveal which promotion that they are signing with. Instead, they listed out Lucha Underground, WWE, ROH, TNA and New Japan. The belief is that the popular tandem has not signed with World Wrestling Entertainment because they have backstage heat there.
October 27, 2015
Apparently, there may be some backstage heat between Devon and TNA. While responding to a fan through social media, he asked the person to not use the word impact, which of course is a reference to Impact Wrestling, because it brings up a lot of bad dreams. The angst could be due to the fact that management opted to not bring him back when his contract expired.
September 9, 2015
It looks like there might be some backstage heat between Tyson Kidd and Bruce Hart. The latter recently claimed that the former was going to be retiring from professional wrestling because of a neck injury. Kidd took to social media to respond to the rumors. He revealed to the world that he has not had contact with Hart whatsoever in the past decade, which led to speculation about there being friction between the two.
September 5, 2015
After taking a second loss to John Cena, the internet wrestling community was in an uproar because they viewed that as a burial of Kevin Owens. Some are now questioning if he has backstage heat on him. While he does have some people rooting against him back there, Owens is not in trouble with WWE. Being given a victory over Cena is something that management does not routinely hand out.
August 12, 2015