As some of you already know, WWE is quite upset with ROH right now because they are releasing an action figure for Kevin Owens, who is being pushed as a major star. Well, it turns out that Ring of Honor had signed the deal with Owens well before he joined World Wrestling Entertainment. Nothing legally can be done about it now.
June 11, 2015
Earlier in the year, ROH announced that they were releasing a Kevin Owens action figure. That is not sitting very well with WWE officials because there is currently nothing that they can legally do about it. Ring of Honor will benefit financially from the fact that World Wrestling Entertainment will be pushing Owens as a top star for the next couple of years.
June 10, 2015
Much of the internet wrestling community is curious as to the booking style that Billy Corgan is going to be bringing to TNA. He more than likely has his favorites in mind, and they will be receiving a nice push. That could potentially move several of the upper tier guys down the ladder a bit. The creative department had been praised for rotating performers in and out of the main event scene to keep it fresh, so it will be interesting to see if Corgan does that as well.
May 8, 2015
Those that follow the independent wrestling circuit closely have known for years that Sara Del Rey is one of the more talented female performers in the world. One of the smartest things that WWE has ever done is signing her to a contract to train their divas on the proper in ring techniques. Triple H has started a push recently to give her the recognition that she deserves. He has openly praised her in articles and through social media.
April 27, 2015
While Dana White has yet to sign off on the deal, WWE will continue to push forward with the story line for Ronda Rousey. The hope is that they can eventually convince UFC to allow her to work a professional wrestling match against Stephanie McMahon. It is being said that her next appearance could be at Hell in a Cell, as the pay per view is in Los Angeles. The world famous fighter really does want to get in the ring and try it out.
April 2, 2015
It appears that Bobby Lashley and Kurt Angle have come through for TNA. Their world heavyweight championship match was heavily promoted, and it increased viewership for that episode of Impact Wrestling by a very impressive margin of 20 percent. Executives at Destination America should be quite pleased with that, especially since they were the ones that pushed the front office to make Angle the centerpiece attraction again.
March 23, 2015
In case you missed the last few episodes of Impact Wrestling, Kurt Angle defeated Bobby Roode and Eric Young to become the top contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship that is currently held by Bobby Lashley. Reports have surfaced that management was instructed to push the Olympic gold medalist because having a real American hero would be great for a the theme that Destination America has been trying to push for themselves.
March 11, 2015
During an interview with Great North Wrestling, Dan Severn revealed the interesting reason why he opted to walk away from WWE. He stated that management approached him about an idea where he would have the numbers 666 tattooed on his forehead. Severn would then have been utilized as a disciple of the Undertaker. For religious reasons, he refused. The front office then threatened to push him down the ladder, so he left the company.
March 8, 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
Some good news for those of you that have been hoping for TNA to give Brutus Magnus another push towards the top of the ladder. It appears that management is quite interested in doing just that. The decision was made recently to pair him up with Mickie James, his real lie wife and the mother of his child, on Impact Wrestling. The hope is that her popularity will be an asset in trying to get the fans to buy into Magnus again.
February 26, 2015