As some of you may already know, WWE is honoring Dusty Rhodes by doing a memorial tag team tournament. The first match has been announced, and it is considered a dream pairing for a lot of wrestling fans. Samoa Joe and Finn Balor have formed a tag team in hopes of winning the tournament to honor the American Dream. They will be facing the Lucha Dragons in the first round.
August 26, 2015
After years of living on the edge, Jake Roberts warmed the hearts of professional wrestling fans when he was able to finally quit alcohol and drugs. He has been feeling a lot better since doing that. Life has gotten back on track. Now, the WWE legend wants to get rid of yet another one of his vices. Through social media, he informed his fans that he is going to try to stop smoking cigarettes.
August 25, 2015
A lot of wrestlers are also fans of professional wrestling. Xavier Woods took to social media after doing a segment with the Dudley Boyz on Monday Night Raw. He said it was such an honor to take their finishing move in front of a sold out audience in Brooklyn. Woods also had a blast doing the comical entrance routine with the trombone. He said it was the best night of his life.
August 25, 2015
Even though he is no longer with WWE, Mason Ryan still has a lot of passion for professional wrestling. He recently did a ridiculous stretch where he wrestled more than 30 times in a span of 3 weeks. Ryan worked 10 shows during a 6 day stretch. Plus, he even worked 3 shows in the same day. The fact that he is being booked this much means that he has enough name value to draw in promoters and fans.
August 22, 2015
Since he worked backstage in WWE for years, Bruce Prichard has a million stories that wrestling fans would love to hear. He shared one recently. Prichard stated that Vince McMahon did not initially want to sign the Undertaker when he was a free agent. McMahon felt that he looked more like a basketball player than a wrestler. Plus, the Phenom was coming off of a really bad match in WCW against Lex Luger.
August 19, 2015
When Scott Hall got into an alcohol fueled incident at an independent wrestling show not too long ago, the belief was that WWE was going to avoid him for a long period of time. It turns out that it was not as long as many had expected. The former Intercontinental Champion has been signed to make an appearance during Summerslam weekend. He will more than likely sign autographs and take photos with fans.
August 18, 2015
When Jonathan Coachman made the leap from WWE to ESPN, the hope was that he might some day be able to bring more exposure to professional wrestling. That day might end up being Summerslam. The sports anchor teased fans through social media about potentially making a return at the pay per view. When asked even further, he made it sound as if he was not going to be there just as a spectator.
August 16, 2015
Thanks in large part to the success of his Arrow television show, Stephen Amell was already making a name for himself in Hollywood. By teaming up with WWE, he made a very wise business decision. The actor revealed that he received more fans because of his appearance. His social media followers have increased a bit since Monday Night Raw, which means that more wrestling fans are now following him.
August 14, 2015
It is unfortunate for wrestling fans in the Untied States that promoters here are unable to figure out how to get dual contracts so that performers can work in multiple places. In Japan, Kota Ibushi was the first person to do just that, as he was under contract with New Japan and a promotion called DDT. Companies like ROH, GFW and TNA would receive quite a boost from the talent exchange.
August 14, 2015
When wrestling fans hear of the Legion of Doom, they automatically think about the Road Warriors. Well, there was a point in time where it was a full blown stable led by Paul Ellering. In addition to Hawk and Animal, the group also included Jake Roberts, Arn Anderson, the man who would go on to play Doink the Clown, King Kong Bundy, the Iron Sheik and the original Sheik.
August 13, 2015