While doing an interview about his new MMA career, CM Punk was asked if he was intimidated by the thought of going from professional wrestling to UFC. That question irritated the former WWE star because he feels that it is insulting for people to assume that he does not know the difference between scripted performances and actual hand to hand combat. The interviewer tried to calmly diffuse the situation but failed to do so.
February 4, 2016
As expected, Shinsuke Nakamura held a press conference today where he announced to fans and the media that he will be leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling. The 35 year old confessed that he had been in a rut for the past couple of years because he wanted a new challenge in his career. It is interesting to note that Nakamura did not specifically mention WWE by name when talking about what his future plans are.
January 25, 2016
While doing a promotional tour of Singapore, Daniel Bryan was asked by the media about his potential in ring return for WWE. Aside from stating that his career with the company might be coming to an end, the former world heavyweight champion also revealed that he was working on a compromise with management to enable him to return to the ring. World Wrestling Entertainment still refuses to let Bryant wrestle.
December 12, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Brad Maddox had been released by WWE because of comments that he made towards fans in Indianapolis during a dark match on Monday Night Raw. The 31 year old did not take long to decide on what he wants to do with his career next. A return to the independent wrestling circuit was announced. Maddox also revealed that he will be going by Mad Braddox from now on.
November 30, 2015
During an Off The Top Rope segment on ESPN, Charlotte discussed her previous career choices before deciding to become a WWE star. In high school, she always wanted to get a full scholarship to a Division I university to play volleyball, which she did. She wanted to do that before becoming a personal trainer, something that she wanted to do back in high school. Wrestling became an alternate option later on.
November 17, 2015
Earlier in the year, it was revealed that Kurt Angle wants to get into the field of education as a teacher. Some even suggested that he would also be a wrestling coach in high school as well. During a recent interview, Angle revealed that he was putting those plans on hold. The former world heavyweight champion signed with a new talent agency in hopes of getting more acting gigs to further his career in Hollywood.
November 17, 2015
While filming an interview segment for Oprah's Master Class, Dwayne Johnson revealed some further details about his battle with depression. He was having a hard time because his football career was not going as well as he had planned. Johnson didn't have the money to go out, so he just stayed home and cleaned the apartment. He was able to break out of the depression by choosing to enter the wrestling industry.
November 15, 2015
Regardless of what he chooses to do with his career in professional wrestling, Tyson Kidd will more than likely have that life changing moment be featured heavily on an upcoming season of Total Divas. If he retires, then the producers will focus on his transition from being a wrestler to working a normal job. If he decides to come back, then the focus will be on his safety in the ring.
November 8, 2015