For whatever reasons, WWE has decided to replace Jerry Lawler with Eva Marie as the host of the hall of fame ceremony that is taking place at Wrestlemania. That has led to immediate backlash from the online wrestling community. Many voiced their opinions on social media that the red haired diva should not be hosting the event because they do not feel that she is worthy of the honor. A lot of them want Lawler back as the host.
March 26, 2015
Every since the very first Wrestlemania, celebrities have played a huge part at the biggest wrestling pay per view of the year. This year is no exception. WWE has officially announced that LL Cool J will be there for the opening of the show. The belief is that he will be performing a song or two. The world famous rapper agreed to do the appearance because he is promoting a new app that enables fans to keep up with multiple social media networks at once.
March 17, 2015
The next series of Impact Wrestling episodes being taped in May should be interesting ones. There are talks that Elijah Burke could be making his return to TNA during that point in time. He even teased it publicly on social media. Burke left the company more than two years ago and has remained active on the independent wrestling circuit. Despite being one of the best talkers in the business, WWE showed no interest in bringing him back on board.
March 13, 2015
It appears that TNA remains committed to keeping the talent level of the Knockouts division at a high level. An announcement was made today by John Gaburick on social media that Angelina Love has been signed to a contract extension. She will remain with the company for at least another year. The front office has been working diligently on signing performers to new deals since Impact Wrestling was moved to Destination American in January.
March 11, 2015
Previously, it was reported that the Great Khali was interested in opening up a wrestling school in India. Apparently, he has already accomplished that. The former World Heavyweight Champion revealed to the media that the academy is already up and running. Khali already has some students working out at his facility. The 42 year old also mentioned that WWE wanted him to send them three performers a year for NXT tryouts.
March 10, 2015
When it comes to real life drama, there is a certain portion of the internet wrestling community that wants to believe that everything is a work. Thus, a good amount of people are under the belief that WWE will do a story line between AJ Lee and Stephanie McMahon because the former bashed the latter on social media. As of right now, there are no such plans. The Authority is occupied with the top stories and will not be working with the divas.
March 6, 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 rather interesting offer was made to Dolph Ziggler recently. A porn company asked him if they could produce some branded wrestling tights for him to wear on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. Brazzers wanted to be the official sponsor of the former world heavyweight champion. Of course, this is simply a marketing ploy by someone that is very adept at social media marketing because WWE would never allow such a thing to happen.
March 5, 2015
Since he was the man that helped to popularize the X division in TNA, Jeff Jarrett is a big fan of the fast paced and high impact style of wrestling. He believes that it should definitely be a part of his shows. That is why Evan Bourne is said to be on his radar. Jarrett feels that the former WWE star can use high flying style of wrestling and help generate immediately excitement for GFW. Jarrett has been looking around for talent to sign.
March 4, 2015
The move to bring in Jon Stewart for a guest appearance on Monday Night Raw proved to be a success all around. WWE received plenty of mainstream media attention from the appearance. Just about every major outlet in the country covered his involvement with Seth Rollins. From a fan's perspective, the move was also a success because Stewart handled himself extremely well. It was easy to see that he was a big fan of wrestling.
March 3, 2015