While he is no longer wrestling for TNA, Kurt Angle is not done in the ring. The former world heavyweight champion has signed on to wrestle Rey Mysterio at a show in Phoenix, Arizona on March 20. Interestingly enough, former WWE stars Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn are booked to do an MMA fight that night as well. In addition to those two genres, there will also be a boxing match featuring Roy Jones Jr fighting a fan.
February 12, 2016
In a very smart move, CM Punk has decided to postpone his UFC debut so that he can have surgery to repair a herniated disc that was suffered after years of being in a professional wrestling ring. While some WWE fans will criticize Punk for avoiding the fight, it is a wiser move to be as healthy as possible before stepping foot into the Octagon. Otherwise, you lower your chances of picking up the much needed credibility and victory.
February 10, 2016
If you're one of those that fans that are hoping that Kazuchika Okada follows Shinsuke Nakamura to WWE, then you're out of luck. The reigning IWGP World Heavyweight Champion stated to a wrestling magazine in Japan that he will never sign with World Wrestling Entertainment. The move could be a public relations thing, however, as NJPW recently lost four of their biggest stars. The statement might have been made to appease concerned fans.
February 9, 2016
Since New Japan had short notice about Shinsuke Nakamura leaving the country to become a star with WWE, they were not able to book a bigger venue for his final match with the promotion. After 13 years of being a star there, there was a high demand from fans that wanted to say goodbye to Nakamura. That meant that scalpers were charging a whole lot more than the face value. Shinsuke signed a two year deal with World Wrestling Entertainment.
February 8, 2016
Earlier today, Shinsuke Nakamura was spotted at the airport in Japan by fans, who quickly took to social media to let fans in the United States know that the New Japan star is starting his journey to become a star for WWE. Even though he is rumored to be heading to the main roster sooner than later, Nakamura is still expected to spend some time at the performance center so that he can get adjusted to the World Wrestling Entertainment style.
February 2, 2016
After days of sitting back and watching his real life fiancee have her name dragged through the mud by the internet wrestling community, Rusev has finally decided to speak up. The former United States Heavyweight Champion took to social media to deny that Lana has new backstage heat in WWE. He stated that websites are making up lies about her, so fans should be smarter by ignoring those unfounded allegations.
February 1, 2016
Some somber news to unfortunately start the week for professional wrestling fans. Bret Hart has announced that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The WWE legend stated that he will be undergoing surgery in the near future to see if he can finally beat the disease. Hart vowed to his fans that he will do everything that he can to fight the disease. Bret also mentioned finding inspiration from someone that lost their fight to brain cancer.
February 1, 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
Since TNA feels that they had agreements with AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows before they decided to change their minds and join WWE, there is a very good chance now that Total Nonstop Action might actually be filing a lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment. The company really wanted to bring AJ Styles back to show the fan base that things are turning around once again.
January 24, 2016