Some very sad news to report from Japan. Wrestling legend Hayabusa has been found dead. Early reports are saying that he passed away from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The man known legally as Eiji Ezaki was just 47 years old. Ezaki had been bound to a wheelchair for more than a decade after suffering a horrific injury during a wrestling match. Some may remember Hayabusa from a series of matches that he did for ECW.
March 4, 2016
For those of you that are wondering, Christian is still under contract with WWE. The former world heavyweight champion has been sidelined for quite some time because of injury concerns, and there is a very good chance that he will never wrestle against for World Wrestling Entertainment. The man legally known as Jay Reso is still making money from the company but not nearly as much as it would be if he were actually on tour.
January 22, 2016
Since John Cena is out with an injury, WWE is lacking in star power for Wrestlemania. There are talks that Randy Orton might be convinced to try to come back early so that he can add his name to the big pay per view. Orton doesn't draw as much as Cena, but he is better than the majority of the other guys on the World Wrestling Entertainment roster. His presence will definitely be needed that weekend.
January 11, 2016
Since Sin Cara is out with a shoulder injury, WWE needed someone for Kalisto to team with during the live events. Management opted to go with El Torito in that role. The two of them worked matches against Los Matadores. The belief is that World Wrestling Entertainment basically went with the choice that would give the children in the audience something to pop for. This tandem is unlikely to be permanent.
January 10, 2016
There was an Impact Wrestling taping on Thursday night, and Jeff Hardy worked a match like he said he would. The former world heavyweight champion defeated Tyrus by disqualification. Hardy did botch a top rope spot, and he sold a leg injury as he walked to the back after the match. During a recent podcast interview, Hardy told fans that he was going to wrestle in January despite needing another surgery to repair his knee injury.
January 8, 2016
There is a silver lining to the shoulder injury suffered by Sin Cara. It has allowed WWE to give a small push to Kalisto. On Smackdown, the masked performer was given an upset victory over Alberto Del Rio. The move was done so that a title match can be set up between the two of them. In 2015, World Wrestling Entertainment gave him a little push when they had him in the tournament to crown a new world champion.
January 8, 2016
Since her husband, Brutus Magnus, has been sidelined with a serious injury, there are rumors that Mickie James could be working more dates on the independent wrestling circuit. Magnus is not going to be able to wrestle for several months. The belief is that Mickie might be more willing to sign a short term deal with WWE to work while her husband is recovering. No word yet on if the company has expressed interest.
December 29, 2015
As some of you may already know, NXT is doing a tour of the United Kingdom next week. The company had advertised Sami Zayn to be there but it was not clear at the time if he was going to be wrestling or just making an appearance. It has now been confirmed that the former heavyweight champion is going to be working matches now that he has healed from a serious shoulder injury that sidelined him for months.
December 7, 2015
Some bad news for GFW. Their world heavyweight champion is now out of commission. Through social media, Brutus Magnus revealed that he tore his biceps and will be needing a couple of months of rehabilitation. The injury was suffered while he was doing a tour of Mexico for Konnan. Magnus did not give a timetable for his return but the belief is that Global Force Wrestling will need a new champion.
December 2, 2015
Kota Ibushi has not been wrestling as of late. Fans are aware that he is injured, but they were not informed of the details. New Japan has revealed that Ibushi is suffering from a cervical disc herniation injury. The two sides are currently in negotiations for a brand new contract. Ibushi is viewed highly enough that management also allows the performer to work for other promotions whenever he wants.
November 3, 2015