A lot of rumors surrounding his future in professional wrestling might need to be put to rest now that GFW has officially announced that Brutus Magnus has signed a contract and will be one of the top stars of their promotion. The hope is that the company can use his star power to promote in England and build a fan base in that country.
June 29, 2015
During a recent interview, Jeff Jarrett not only confirmed that he was still in negotiations for a television deal in the United States, he also noted that he was in negotiations to get international television deals as well. His deals with wrestling companies overseas could play a big factor in securing those contracts.
June 17, 2015
Thanks to the success of Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor, the road has been paved for independent wrestling veterans to make their way over to WWE. During a recent interview, Christopher Daniels stated that he is interested in following in their footsteps. However, he revealed that he is currently contractually obligated to ROH.
June 15, 2015
Since there was so much confusion within the internet wrestling community over the situation, ROH decided to release an official statement in regards to Samoa Joe working the television taping on June 20, 2015. Even though he is under contract with WWE, he will honor his contract and work the tag team match with AJ Styles. It is being billed as his final appearance.
June 9, 2015
TNA wasn't the only wrestling promotion finalizing a new television deal in Italy this week. Vince McMahon did so as well. He has secured a contract that will enable WWE to keep broadcasting their programming in that country until the year 2020. The promotion has been with Sky Italia since 2003. The network stated that the business partnership between the two sides have been mutually beneficial and should continue on for years.
June 4, 2015
When it was revealed earlier that Samoa Joe had impressed WWE so much that they offered him a full time contract, the internet wrestling community began to wonder if that meant that he was going to be placed on the main roster immediately. Fans are going to have to wait a couple of months, as management needs the former world heavyweight champion to be the focal point of NXT, as star power on the developmental roster has dwindled a bit.
June 2, 2015
After a year of high ratings in the country, TNA has been able to extend their contract with Nuvolari TV. That means that Impact Wrestling will continue to air in Italy, San Marino, Malta, Monaco and Switzerland. Since she is not involved with the creative department, Dixie Carter spends much of her time on global licensing deals such as this one. It enables the company to generate revenue, regardless of what happens in the United States.
June 1, 2015
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
Even though he is signed to a contract with WWE now, Samoa Joe is scheduled to make a return to ROH and work a television taping. Of course, that deal has now been complicated because Ring of Honor has now been picked up by Destination America, which means that the promotion can now be seen in every state. World Wrestling Entertainment generally has a policy against performers being used on TV elsewhere.
May 27, 2015
Since he is one of the best performers on the independent wrestling circuit, many were under the belief that Jeff Jarrett was going to try to get Chris Sabin under contract once GFW started. Well, apparently, those rumors are true. The promotion has now signed the former world heavyweight champion, and he will more than likely be taking part in the upcoming summer tour. No word yet on what his status with ROH will be now.
May 19, 2015