As some of you may already know, WWE has been battling a handful of lawsuits against former performers who are claiming that their health are at risk because of what the company put them through. You can add Doink the Clown to the list now. The family of the deceased star has filed a lawsuit in Dallas against World Wrestling Entertainment.
June 26, 2015
Not wanting to give up the spotlight, Jerry Lawler has decided to risk his own health by stepping into the ring at an independent wrestling event this past weekend. He worked a match for Maryland Championship Wrestling on Saturday evening. Lawler teamed up with the heavyweight champion of the promotion in a handicap tag team match against three opponents. Since he is a big star, the local guys were forced to do the job.
May 4, 2015
Now that he is sober and a lot healthier than he has been in decades, Jake Roberts is itching to get back into the wrestling ring. During a recent interview, he stated that he would love to have one final match on the big stage. He specifically picked out Wrestlemania in Dallas next year as the location. When asked which performer he would like to work with in that final match, Roberts did not hesitate to choose Bray Wyatt, as he is a big fan.
February 20, 2015
On the latest episode of Smackdown, Bray Wyatt cut a vague promo, and it has the entire internet wrestling community going into speculation mode. During the interview, he stated that he does not fear anyone, living or dead. That has led to rumors that WWE has started his highly anticipated and long rumored story line with the Undertaker. The two of them were reportedly penciled in for a match at Wrestlemania, pending the health of the Phenom.
January 31, 2015
Every year around this time, wrestling fans from around the world sit on pins and needles, in anticipation of an announcement from WWE regarding the Undertaker and his availability at Wrestlemania. While it has not been ruled out that he will work a match at the show, company officials have basically ruled out the possibility of him doing his much anticipated and rumored match against Sting. Age and health are preventing that.
January 21, 2015
In a sign that he is very close to being healthy again, Zack Ryder has started training for his potential return to WWE. He spent some time working out at the wrestling school owned by former tag team partner, Curt Hawkins. Ryder also traveled down to Florida to train at the Performance Center, which makes it easier for management to gauge his readiness. Still no word yet on when the actual return to television will take place, though.
January 16, 2015
During a recent podcast interview with Jim Ross, Jeff Jarrett shared his vision for GFW. He stated that he wanted to do things differently than what Vince McMahon is doing with WWE, hinting that the company was a bit of a standalone monopoly. Jarrett stated that he formed partnerships with companies around the world, such as AAA and New Japan, because he feels that wrestling would be healthier if everyone worked together with a common goal.
December 19, 2014