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
On Tuesday, John Cena shocked the entire wrestling world when he announced that he had a torn rotator cuff and will require surgery. Even more shocking, the former world heavyweight champion informed all of his fans that he would not be healthy enough to work a big match at Wrestlemania. WWE will desperately need to bring in more star power because Cena was one of the biggest draws of the event.
January 6, 2016
It appears that Sami Zayn recently attempted to test out his body inside of a professional wrestling ring to see if he is anywhere near healthy enough to make a return to NXT. Unfortunately, though, it does not seem like his body is quite ready yet. Initially, Zayn was projected to make a return in October, but his body did not heal as expected. Management is concerned that he has lost all of the momentum that he built up.
November 11, 2015
In November, Northeast Wrestling will celebrated their 20th year of being in business. The promoter really wanted to put on a huge show. Reports have surfaced that he attempted to sign both Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio to do a match in the main event. Both have extremely high fees, but the promoter was willing to pay it to create a buzz. Mysterio was said to be willing. However, Hardy is not healthy enough to participate.
October 14, 2015
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