The NXT live event last night started at 10pm local time. In order to save money on union costs, Vince McMahon needed his company to be out of the building by midnight. However, the WWE CEO was having so much fan and felt the electricity in the audience, he decided that it was a cost he was willing to pay. The show went on for another hour, which bodes well for wrestling fans that want to see Triple H gain more power backstage.
March 28, 2015
Back in February, it was confirmed that GFW would be based in Las Vegas. Now, it looks like Jeff Jarrett has finalized the deal because he has started to do official promotion for it. While not a lot of details have been released, Jarrett has informed us that it will definitely be taking place this summer. No confirmation yet on a television deal, but the belief is that Global Force Wrestling can help further the cause by doing live events at least.
March 23, 2015
While they have managed to confuse some within the internet wrestling community, WWE still has every intention of doing a complete face turn for Randy Orton in the coming weeks. They have been testing out the audience at live events by having the former world heavyweight champion working against Bray Wyatt, a heel that does not have an opponent to practice with since he is currently involved in a Wrestlemania feud with the Undertaker.
March 10, 2015
This experiment that WWE did with Kevin Owens being given an immediate push has seemingly paid off instantly. Not only is there more interest from the internet wrestling community, but ticket sales at NXT live events have been doing better than usual since Owens was booked in main event matches against Finn Balor during the tour. Owens is also reportedly moving a good amount of merchandise, so a promotion to the main roster is expected.
March 6, 2015
A name that has not been spoken much lately has joined the long list of potential roster members for GFW. Word going around is that Sabu is interested in joining the promotion when it starts doing live events. He is still actively working on the independent wrestling circuit, both here in the United States and overseas. The former ECW star would love to be back in the spotlight, and he has maintained a good relationship with Jeff Jarrett.
February 27, 2015
While he is highly unlikely to ever be back with the company, Jeff Jarrett is going to be in northern Caliornia when Wrestlemania takes place. After all, that is the center of the wrestling universe. Rumors have surfaced that he is saving his big announcement about GFW until that weekend. Since there hasn't been a lot of news about his negotiations to get a television show, Jarrett will most likely reveal news on the roster and live events.
February 21, 2015
Fans who were in attendance at the WWE live event in Salt Lake City over the weekend got to see something that the internet wrestling community has been yearning for over the last several weeks. Randy Orton finally made his return. Reports are stating that he showed no ring rust, which means that he could be brought back to television at any time, as reported. Orton, who received a huge ovation from the audience, defeated Kane.
February 8, 2015
Professional wrestling fans in Europe received a pleasant surprised while attending a TNA live event this week. Mickie James made her return to the company after being gone for more than a year. She was pregnant during much of her absence. There are reports that the Impact Wrestling appearance might be a temporary thing, as it appears that she has only signed a short term deal. Negotiations are said to be ongoing, however.
January 30, 2015
A really great way to get on the good side of management is by being able to generate revenue from merchandise sales. That is one of the big reasons why WWE is quite pleased with Kevin Owens, a relative newcomer that has a huge following from the independent wrestling circuit. The first shirt that was produced for him has been selling really well at the live events. Management uses that as a gauge on who to push up the ladder.
January 28, 2015
While he has been telling fans that he is only doing live events, this could be another case of Chris Jericho working the internet wrestling community again. The former WWE champion is actually scheduled for an event with Eric Bischoff in Philadelphia on the same day of the Royal Rumble. The venue is just minutes away from the Wells Fargo Center, which means that Jericho would have plenty of time to get to the pay per view.
January 21, 2015