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
Once Monday Night Raw ended, WWE cameras continued to capture footage as most of the performers backstage came out to the ramp to show appreciation for Daniel Bryan, who announced his retirement this week. Chris Jericho was spotted wearing a Social Outcasts shirt, and the former world heavyweight champion has been receiving praise from the internet wrestling community for showing support to the new stable.
February 9, 2016
It looks like there may be some issues between Bret Hart and Vince McMahon soon. Reports have surfaced that footage of his matches from Stampede have been removed from the WWE Network. Hart purchased the rights to those particular matches from his parents. World Wrestling Entertainment only owns the other matches that do not involve Bret.
December 7, 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
According to executives in New Japan, WWE reached out to them to see if they could purchase their library to air on the Network. Takaaki Kidani feels that his company is being disrespected because they are not being viewed as legitimate competition by Vince McMahon. He feels that World Wrestling Entertainment wants to use the footage to gauge which of their stars are popular enough to buy out and bring to the United States.
October 21, 2015
There is some sadness floating around the world of professional wrestling today. Eighteen years ago, we saw the untimely passing of Brian Pillman. He had a heart attack while staying in a hotel room in Minnesota. The former college football player was there to work a pay per view for WWE later on that night. Pillman was 35 years old at the time of his death.
October 5, 2015
There is some concern backstage in WWE over the return of Monday Night Football next week. The NFL has historically drawn away a good portion of professional wrestling fans when it returns to the air every fall. Wrestlers are said to be worried about the situation because Vince McMahon is not too worried about it. Nothing special is being planned to pique the interest of the audience.
September 8, 2015
TNA recently filmed a segment for Impact Wrestling that featured Matt Hardy dressed up as Bigfoot. Much of the internet wrestling community was quick to criticize the promotion for doing something that outlandish. Well, it turns out that Destination America was the one that requested the segment to be done so they could use it to promote another show on the network.
August 3, 2015
Since they already spent the money and effort to film the segments, TNA officials have reportedly attempted to try to make a deal with Lucha Underground to let them use footage of Shawn Hernandez on upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling. The latter company is said to be very much against the idea because they feel that Hernandez is still a part of their promotion.
July 17, 2015
When TNA decided to bring Shawn Hernandez back into the company, they asked him if he was contractually free from Lucha Underground. He insisted that he was, but that turned to not be true. Dixie Carter was contacted about the issue. To avoid a potential lawsuit, she decided to release Hernandez from the promotion and remove filmed footage from upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling.
July 15, 2015