The second developmental wrestler to be released by WWE is Tony Briggs, who told his fans through social media on Friday afternoon. He was very thankful of the company and had nothing but nice things to say about those that trained him and helped him. Briggs vowed to make it back to NXT some day, so there is a very good chance that he will pursue his opportunities on the independent wrestling circuit to prove is worth again.
April 24, 2015
An MMA reported stated through social media that Rampage Jackson lost his desire to do professional wrestling because of the way that TNA handled his career. In response, a representative from the company pointed out the special treatment that the former UFC star was given. The front office paid for a private jet, and they also provided accommodations to his entourage. It is also being said that Jackson was afraid of taking bumps.
April 24, 2015
While the divas in WWE have taken to social media to beg the front office for more of a chance to shine, TNA has decided to put together an episode of Impact Wrestling this Friday that will feature nothing but their beautiful and talented Knockouts. Awesome Kong and Taryn Terrell will be featured in the main event championship match, while the rest of the show will put the spotlight on Angelina Love, Brooke Tessmacher, Gail Kim, Madison Rayne, and others.
April 20, 2015
Last month, photos surfaced of Shane Helms being at an Impact Wrestling taping. Rumors spread like wildfire at the time, but no one knew of the details. Matt Hardy revealed some of that during a recent interview. He stated that TNA was in need of more agents and producers, so they asked him for recommendations. He immediately told them about Helms, who is off the shelf as an in ring performer because of a torn ACL suffered in December.
April 19, 2015
Those that follow her on social media know that Missy Hyatt is still a weekly watcher of professional wrestling. What they did not know was that she is also a thief. It has now been revealed that the former WCW star was arrested last month in Florida. Missy has been charged with grand theft in her hometown. No word on what item was stolen, but the county classifies grand theft as more than $300 but less than $5000.
April 18, 2015
Since the internet wrestling community is speculating about the backstage heat towards AJ Lee, WWE decided to do a little public relations work. The company decided to thank her by doing a tribute which consists of 100 of the best photos of career with them. They even included a popular hash tag that fans have been using to thank AJ on social media sites. The belief is that there is still some heat towards the former divas champion.
April 16, 2015
Since he is still a well known and beloved figure in India, the majority of the country believed the Great Khali when he told the mainstream media there that he was going to be making his return to WWE soon. However, the former world heavyweight champion has softened up on that stance quite a bit in a new interview. He stated that he was really busy with his own wrestling school. He also revealed that he would not be at the next Wrestlemania.
April 14, 2015
A lot of the older wrestlers on the independent wrestling circuit like to tell fans that they are returning to WWE soon. Apparently, the Great Khali is one of those guys. He has been telling the mainstream media in India that he is returning to the promotion soon. However, representatives from the company are reportedly denying those rumors. They stated that they have no plans to bring the former world heavyweight champion back into the mix.
April 11, 2015
In a sign that the company is still looking to upgrade their roster, TNA has announced that they have signed two of the top female performers on the independent wrestling circuit. Mia Yim and Marti Belle have been signed to contracts and will be debuting as the newest Knockouts on the roster very soon. Yim, in particular, caught the attention of the internet wrestling community on social media because she is friends with several of the big names.
April 11, 2015
When it comes to having celebrities being involved with their product, WWE absolutely loves it when Maria Menounos is available. Not only does she actually enjoy professional wrestling, but she also brings a good amount of mainstream media coverage. Management is hoping for her to be available for Summerslam, but reports have surfaced that she is either pregnant or trying to get pregnant, which might affect her availability.
April 6, 2015