Vince McMahon caused a bit of an uproar with the internet wrestling community when he stated that Antonio Cesaro was missing something that prevented him from being elevated to the main event. In a recent interview, Daniel Bryan decided to defend Cesaro, stating that if the two of them were to work a lengthy match together on Smackdown, it would easily generate a huge reaction from WWE fans.
March 18, 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
Those that watched Smackdown this week have noticed that Wade Barrett has added a new wrinkle to gimmick. The WWE Intercontinental Champion has started doing a thing called the Bad News Zone, which is essentially a play on TMZ, the gossip website that routinely covers professional wrestling. There are talks that this could be a temporary thing, but as is usually the case with management, it all hinges upon the reaction from the audience.
February 6, 2015
On the latest episode of Smackdown, Bray Wyatt cut a vague promo, and it has the entire internet wrestling community going into speculation mode. During the interview, he stated that he does not fear anyone, living or dead. That has led to rumors that WWE has started his highly anticipated and long rumored story line with the Undertaker. The two of them were reportedly penciled in for a match at Wrestlemania, pending the health of the Phenom.
January 31, 2015
One of the more interesting things that came out of the Pro Wrestling Illustrated podcast interview with Alberto Del Rio is the fact that WWE fines their performers if they were to stray from the scripted promos that the creative department provides for them during Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. The former world heavyweight champion stated that performers were basically like robots. He also revealed that he had been fined a couple of times.
January 29, 2015
A quick glance around the internet wrestling community, and one can see that The Ascension has been receiving some heat from online fans. A big part of that is because they have been beating local wrestlers on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. There is a reason why WWE is doing that, and it is on purpose. Management wants them to generate as much heel heat from the fans as possible, so they are booking Viktor and Konnor favorably against jobbers.
January 14, 2015
When Dixie Carter signed a television deal with Destination America, it was revealed that Impact Wrestling would be moving to Friday nights. The move coincided with WWE announcing that Smackdown was moving to Thursday nights. Many wondered what Vince McMahon was going to do with NXT since it aired on the same night. Reports have now surfaced that the developmental program is being moved to Wednesday night to avoid conflict.
January 2, 2015
Shortly after they were shown in vignettes on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown, the Ascension started receiving some heat from the internet wrestling community. Many feel that Viktor and Konnor are copying the style that the legendary Road Warriors used for years. WWE officials are aware of this, and there are speculations that they could tweak up the gimmicks a little bit to give them a better chance at connecting with the audience.
December 29, 2014