Earlier this week, TMZ confirmed a rumor that stemmed from a social media photo. Lana and Rusev are now engaged. However, there are now rumors floating around that this might be a story line brewed up by WWE. Management wanted to put the two of them back together because the breakup did not go as they planned. Doing it this way provides a bit of a surprise to the internet wrestling community and generates media attention.
October 12, 2015
Since he is heavily embroiled in a racial controversy, the smart move for Hulk Hogan seems to be staying out of the spotlight and repairing his reputation. Instead, the WWE legend is going in the opposite direction. He told TMZ that he was not upset with the company for getting rid of him. Hogan still loves World Wrestling Entertainment. He also shocked people by stating that he would like to run as Vice President with Donald Trump.
August 29, 2015
The world of professional wrestling has taken another blow, as reports have surfaced that Roddy Piper is dead. TMZ reports that he died of natural causes at his home in Hollywood. The legendary performer had a bout with cancer over the last couple of years, but he stated that he finally was able to beat the disease. The former Intercontinental Champion was 61 years old.
July 31, 2015
For whatever reasons, TMZ asked David Spade what his thoughts were on Ronda Rousey wanting to give professional wrestling a try. The actor stated that it would be a step backwards for the UFC star and was concerned that she would be injured in the ring. Rousey responded by defending the business. She stated that Spade was not a fan of professional wrestling, so he does not have a good understanding of how well prepared the performers are.
May 22, 2015
When the controversial Scott Hall finally cleaned himself, there were skeptics and rightfully so. He managed to keep himself sober long enough to where he started making believers out of doubters. The former Intercontinental Champion took a major step backwards over the weekend. TMZ reported that Hall was drunk at an independent wrestling show in New Jersey. There are videos of him being escorted out of the premises.
May 18, 2015
Apparently, the folks at TMZ are much better at generating interest than they are at doing math. The tabloid website reported that John Cena squatted 600 pounds. The numbers were inaccurate, and the longtime WWE star took to social media to clear up the rumors. Cena stated that he was lifting closer to 396 pounds. The reason that he decided to respond to the story was because it was spreading around the internet wrestling community rather rapidly.
May 15, 2015
You can rule out at least one potential second generation wrestler joining WWE. Goldberg told TMZ during an interview that he would never allow his son to work for the company. He stated that he purchase a wrestling promotion and have his son work there than to ever allow him to work in a company ran by Vince McMahon and Triple H. Irregardless, though, it appears that the 8 year old boy is leaning more towards an MMA career.
March 26, 2015
While hanging out with his wife, Maryse, in Hollywood on Wednesday night, The Miz was caught by a TMZ camera man, who proceeded to do a quick interview with him. As a way to generate some hype and attention for WWE, he stated that he was the greatest actor in wrestling history. He even stated that he was a better performer than The Rock, which should spark a reaction from fans who are under the assumption he was being serious.
February 19, 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
TMZ caught up with Paige at the airport recently and did a quick interview with the WWE diva. It was rather interesting and somewhat bizarre, to say the least. She was asked about what the worst thing about being a woman is, and her response was quite candid. She stated that having menstrual periods made life a bit rough at times. The 22 year old then channeled her wrestling side by stating that the cramps sometimes help out in the ring.
January 25, 2015