During a recent interview, Curt Hawkins shared his opinions on Tough Enough, which is making a return this year. He stated that while it was a good television show, there really is no payoff in the end. Hawkins, who is now a trainer at a wrestling school that he owns and operates, stated that it is unfair for WWE to put these untrained performers in front of national television and expect them to be prepared after just three months of training.
May 14, 2015
During her live podcast interview with Chris Jericho this week, Stephanie McMahon revealed something rather interesting. She stated that her oldest daughter has done some wrestling training with Natalya. Stephanie mentioned that her daughter is very much interested in working in WWE some day, which is something that fans have assumed since the very first moment that we were made aware of the fact that she was having a child.
May 1, 2015
For whatever reasons, the internet wrestling community has long speculated that AJ Lee was pregnant. The speculation heated up even more once she shocked the world by retiring from WWE earlier this month. CM Punk was asked about that rumor during a convention this weekend, and he flat out denied that they were going to be having a baby. His focus right now is on training for his first UFC fight, so starting a family has to wait.
April 26, 2015
For those that have been wondering about the whereabouts of the two sons of Devon that appeared in TNA a couple of years back, the two of them are now training at his wrestling school with Bully Ray. The former ECW star mentioned that he made his sons graduate from high school and college before they pursue careers in professional wrestling, and they did that just. Bully apparently is very high on the two boys.
April 1, 2015
Knowing that he has a respected voice with the internet wrestling community, Chris Jericho decided to stand up for Bill DeMott, who has been facing allegations of abuse this week. Jericho stated that DeMott was a good friend and a great trainer. He also suggested that if developmental wrestlers cannot handle the heat, then they should quit. Jericho noted that his training with Stu Hart was much worse than what the NXT performers go through.
March 4, 2015
A lot of wrestlers end up staying in the business well beyond their time because they did not bother to make retirement plans while they were making big bucks. Seth Rollins definitely does not want to become one of those guys. He already has his plan in place. Despite working a very hectic schedule for WWE, Rollins is still quite involved in the wrestling school that started and owns in Illinois. He is frequently seen training wrestlers there himself.
February 26, 2015
Earlier this month, Solomon Crowe made headlines with wrestling fans when he made his debut in NXT. Well, he just made headlines with the outside world as well. The developmental wrestler was at a store after training at the WWE Performance Center when he heard a loud noise. Upon seeing that it was a car crash, Crowe and a friend immediately ran to the scene of the accident. They ended up prying the door open to rescue a woman trapped inside.
February 25, 2015
A lot of wrestling fans have no idea how close we were to never being graced by the presence of The Rock. Before he became a global superstar, he was a broke and struggling developmental wrestler down in Memphis. According to a recent interview, Koko B Ware claims that he was the one that helped convinced the future world heavyweight champion to keep chasing his dreams, keep training hard and give WWE a try before looking elsewhere for work.
February 23, 2015
In a sign that he is very close to being healthy again, Zack Ryder has started training for his potential return to WWE. He spent some time working out at the wrestling school owned by former tag team partner, Curt Hawkins. Ryder also traveled down to Florida to train at the Performance Center, which makes it easier for management to gauge his readiness. Still no word yet on when the actual return to television will take place, though.
January 16, 2015
Since the event was being held in their hometown of New York City, Noelle Foley and Dewey Foley decided to pay a visit to TNA during the first episode of Impact Wrestling on Destination America. The two of them were allowed backstage to greet the wrestlers before taking their seats in the front row. As many of you already know, Noelle is training to become a professional wrestler, so it is a smart move for her to network within the industry.
January 10, 2015