Reports surfaced this week that Blue Pants was no longer with NXT. The belief was that management opted to no longer utilize her services because her favorable deal, which enabled her the freedom to make money on the independent wrestling circuit, was alienating the developmental wrestlers. The cult favorite took to social media to instruct her fans to not believe everything they hear, which hints that she might not be done with the company.
October 11, 2015
The internet wrestling community was buzzing over rumors that James Storm had attended an NXT event earlier in the month. Well, some further fuel has been added to that particular fire. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be in Orlando today and may have been spotted at the same venue as the Takeover event. Photos have surfaced online of what appears to be Storm entering the facility with developmental trainer, Billy Gunn.
October 7, 2015
Despite being embroiled in a bit of a controversy with a fan at an independent wrestling show, there appears to be some interest from WWE towards Gunner. The former TNA star stated that it was his dream to work in the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and that there are some talks going on between the two sides. However, he stopped at confirming that they were anywhere close to signing a developmental contract.
October 5, 2015
During a recent interview, Seth Rollins revealed that Joey Mercury was the person that was responsible for getting him a developmental contract with WWE. The world heavyweight champion also revealed that Mercury was also instrumental in getting a deal done for Dean Ambrose. Your backstage stroke in the company rises tremendously if you are able to find two main event performers from the independent wrestling circuit.
September 27, 2015
It seems like Kana is very much set on signing a contract with WWE, even though she stated not too long ago that she wanted to retire from professional wrestling. She is scheduled to show up in the USA next month to do the routine medical testing required before a contract is signed. The star from Japan will then need some time in developmental to get used to the new style, which means she won't appear on the main roster for a while.
September 3, 2015
When it comes to wrestling legends, Lou Thesz is near the top of the list. When a legend like Dusty Rhodes compares you to him, then you are really something special. During a recent interview, Finn Balor revealed that Rhodes believed that WWE was bringing in someone of the caliber of Thesz into his developmental program. It was quite the compliment to Balor.
August 15, 2015
For a while there, Mike Bennett was hotly rumored to be joining WWE through their developmental program. Things have been quiet on that front recently. The belief is that the silence is due to Bennett himself. He knows that his reputation in the industry is rocketing skywards, so he might wait until he has as much leverage as possible before going into negotiations with World Wrestling Entertainment again.
August 14, 2015
As another sign that she is truly interested in improving as a performer, Eva Marie made an appearance in NXT and stated that she wanted the championship. The belief is that she will spend a couple of months down in the developmental program to gain further training. Eva recently received quite a bit of praise from WWE and the internet wrestling community because she spent time training with Brian Kendrick on her own.
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
When she worked in TNA, LeiD Tapa had a bit of a following because the internet wrestling community found out that she was the nice of the Barbarian. Things didn't work out in the company, so she left to focus on developmental. Now that her skills have improved, LeiD has signed a contract with GFW to help kick start the women's division in the new promotion. She should be one of the female performers that go on tour this summer.
May 6, 2015