On April 11, Booker T is running a Reality of Wrestling show at the Clear Lake Sports Complex in Houston. He really wants a great showing, so he is turning to two of the biggest legends that professional wrestling has ever seen. Bret Hart and Ricky Steamboat have both signed on to make an appearance at the show. Neither of them are in any shape to do a match, so chances are, they will simply be there to cut promos in the ring.
March 20, 2015
Since a lot of fans are unaware of his status since leaving the industry, Shawn Stasiak decided to send out a video message this week to fans. He wanted people to know that he is making a return to professional wrestling. Stasiak stated that he was available for booking and provided contact information for those that might be interested. To generate a little bit of hype, he even teased that he might return to WWE, which is a bit unlikely.
March 11, 2015
This experiment that WWE did with Kevin Owens being given an immediate push has seemingly paid off instantly. Not only is there more interest from the internet wrestling community, but ticket sales at NXT live events have been doing better than usual since Owens was booked in main event matches against Finn Balor during the tour. Owens is also reportedly moving a good amount of merchandise, so a promotion to the main roster is expected.
March 6, 2015
Since he is the hottest free agent in professional wrestling right now, there was a bit of competition from promoters around the world that wanted to manage Rey Mysterio and his business affairs. The recently released WWE star decided to go with someone that he views as a brother. Konnan is reportedly the person in charge of managing the booking for Mysterio. He is the one setting him up at shows across the globe.
March 4, 2015
For those of you that are wondering, Chris Sabin is very much still a professional wrestler. He has been working on the independent wrestling circuit since leaving TNA. The former world heavyweight champion is actually doing a tour of Europe right now. He has been booked by promotions in a couple of countries. No word yet on what Sabin intends on doing in the long term. No reports of interest from Lucha Underground just yet.
March 1, 2015
If you're a wrestling promoter and you want Rey Mysterio to make an appearance on your show, then you should be prepared to open up the checkbook. He is asking for $20,000 per appearance. While that may seem astounding to a lot of fans, it is a actually a price that some are willing to spend to bring attention to their companies. The recently released WWE star is said to have already secured one booking in England during the month of July.
February 28, 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
Wrestling fans in Eruope are getting a dose of Vince Russo as an on screen character. He made his debut this week in wXw, portraying a heel investor. The former head writer of WWE and WCW made an immediate impact, booking an impromptu heavyweight championship match that resulted in a heel Karsten Beck winning the belt through controversial methods. Russo is not actually in charge of the promotion, as speculated.
January 18, 2015
A quick glance around the internet wrestling community, and one can see that The Ascension has been receiving some heat from online fans. A big part of that is because they have been beating local wrestlers on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. There is a reason why WWE is doing that, and it is on purpose. Management wants them to generate as much heel heat from the fans as possible, so they are booking Viktor and Konnor favorably against jobbers.
January 14, 2015
While WWE immediately suspended Kevin Nash after he was arrested for battery, there is another wrestling promotion that is still standing behind the big guy. Maryland Championship Wrestling has announced that they are still honoring the contract that they had with the former world heavyweight champion, who agreed to make an appearance at their live event in Joppa on Saturday night. Nash should have no problems with being booked on the indies.
December 26, 2014