When WWE signed a deal with PEZ Candy to produce dispensers decorated with the likeness of professional wrestlers, they promised their business partner that they would include three of the biggest names in professional wrestling. John Cena, The Rock and Hulk Hogan were the chosen ones. Due to the recent controversy, however, Hogan has been replaced by management. Undertaker has been given the third slot.
October 3, 2015
Whenever you spend more than a decade on the road with WWE, you're going to be putting your body through a whole lot of damage, regardless of how well trained you are. Edge knows that really well. In addition to being forced to retire from the business that he loves due to severe damage to his neck, the former world heavyweight champion recently also underwent surgery to repair his hand, which was damaged by years of wrestling.
September 25, 2015
Throughout the history of the business, performers would police themselves backstage by holding a wrestlers court. This recently happened in ROH, where a referee was accused of doing something minor. He was cleared of the charges. When Joe Koff found out about the incident, he informed his wrestlers to never do it again. This is another case of a wrestling promotion being ran by someone without a wrestling background.
September 25, 2015
To promote his new book, Bob Backlund shared a story about when he started off in the professional wrestling business. He stated that he left home with just his car, clothes and $20. Backlund traveled from Minnesota to Louisiana to wrestle a match. Instead of being paid what he was promised, the former world champion was paid just $5, so he canceled his hotel, bought some tuna and slept in the trunk of his car.
September 18, 2015
Since she was the daughter of the legendary Ric Flair, Charlotte was already beloved by fans when she decided to join professional wrestling. When she showed that she was more than capable in the ring, fans loved her even more. The second generation star also received some love from Jim Ross this week. The legendary commentator compared her to Kurt Angle, who was one of the fastest learners that the business has ever seen.
September 16, 2015
Since he has done it before, Jeff Jarrett knows what it takes to build up a business. You go for one victory at a time. GFW just scored their first victory. The promotion now has a television deal in England. Fans in that country will now be able to watch Amped thanks to a new deal between Global Force Wrestling and Boulder Creek International. Doing well overseas will help Jarrett leverage the networks in the United States.
September 14, 2015
We are getting close to the end of the year, which means that rumors about random Royal Rumble returns start coming out of the woodwork. Rob Van Dam maintains a good business relationship with WWE, so his name has surfaced once again. The former world heavyweight champion himself added fuel to the fire by publicly stated that he was going to be making another return to World Wrestling Entertainment some day.
September 11, 2015
Much of the internet wrestling community has been predicting the demise of TNA since their inception. With the recent wave of negative news regarding the promotion, those predictions have been amplified. Honky Tonk Man stated in an interview that he would be absolutely shocked if the company was still around in 2016. To his credit, he admitted that he predicted their demise incorrectly during their first year in business.
September 6, 2015
A post on Instagram where Mickie James, Brutus Magnus and their son are on a plane that is headed to England. The couple are there for wrestling related business reasons. Mickie also mentions that this is the second trip across the pond for her son, who will get to spend some quality time with his grandparents.
September 3, 2015
When Triple H said that he wanted NXT to be something special, he was not kidding. His aggressive business tactics have caught the attention of the entire professional wrestling industry. Despite the brand losing money for WWE, a Takeover special for London has been announced. It will take place in December. The brand will also be doing six shows in various cities in England prior to that special.
August 27, 2015