Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Brad Maddox had been released by WWE because of comments that he made towards fans in Indianapolis during a dark match on Monday Night Raw. The 31 year old did not take long to decide on what he wants to do with his career next. A return to the independent wrestling circuit was announced. Maddox also revealed that he will be going by Mad Braddox from now on.
November 30, 2015
There are rumors that Sami Zayn could be returning a little sooner than expected. WWE has been advertising his appearance on the upcoming tour of England. Generally, the company does not do that unless the performer is going to be there. Zayn has proven to be quite a draw overseas, so there is a chance that he could just be making an appearance and not actually wrestling for NXT.
November 24, 2015
In case you haven't noticed, Daniel Bryan has been making a lot more appearances for WWE lately. The belief is that he is doing that to increase fan demand for his return since management is refusing to clear him to wrestle again. He earlier tried to twist their arms during an interview by stating that he will wrestle again even if it it outside of World Wrestling Entertainment. Management did not budge, of course.
November 16, 2015
Earlier in the year, Maria Kanellis told fans through social media that she was interested in a potential return to WWE. No word yet on whether or not the company is interested. However, there are reports that World Wrestling Entertainment is interested in signing her husband, Mike Bennett, and bringing him in with Matt Taven as a tag team. The two of them have increased their name value with successful stints in New Japan.
November 12, 2015
It appears that Sami Zayn recently attempted to test out his body inside of a professional wrestling ring to see if he is anywhere near healthy enough to make a return to NXT. Unfortunately, though, it does not seem like his body is quite ready yet. Initially, Zayn was projected to make a return in October, but his body did not heal as expected. Management is concerned that he has lost all of the momentum that he built up.
November 11, 2015
When asked if he would make a return to Lucha Underground, Shawn Hernandez flat out stated that the ship has sailed on that. He has backstage heat with the promotion because of how they handled his contract situation with TNA. Hernandez really wanted to be with a bigger promotion, but he lost that chance when the controversy arose. The belief is that Hernandez will continue to work the independent wrestling circuit.
November 11, 2015
When the Royal Rumble rolls around, you can be certain that several names will be mentioned as possible surprise entrants. However, one former WWE star can be officially ruled out now. Reports have surfaced that Batista will start filming Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in January. Not only does he not have the time to make a return to professional wrestling, he also has no inclinations at this point.
November 9, 2015
While he recently stated that he would consider a return to the promotion, Batista once again decided to bash WWE. The former world heavyweight champion had issues with a camera man that did not know his name. The 46 year old actor stated that there are fans that know more about professional wrestling than some of the people that World Wrestling Entertainment has been hiring lately.
November 7, 2015
Before he made his return to WWE, Alberto Del Rio was in negotiations with TNA. Some further details have been revealed about the contract that the company offered the former world heavyweight champion. Del Rio was offered $300,000 a year, which is quite generous for a company that is rumored to be struggling. He also would have been allowed to work on the independent wrestling circuit and in Mexico.
November 6, 2015