Since he is making his way up the industry, Moose has generated a good amount of attention from the bigger promotions in the business. He has been given a nice push by ROH. Jeff Jarrett signed the former NFL player to work his upcoming GFW tour. TNA is said to have him on the radar as well. Now, reports have surfaced that WWE attempted to sign the 31 year old for their upcoming season of Tough Enough. They wanted him to be a ringer.
May 21, 2015
It is no secret that Total Divas has become quite a bit for WWE and the E! Network. The business relationship has worked out well for all involved. After doing some extensive market research, the decision has been made to move the series from Sunday night to Tuesday night. Some of the network executives feel that it would produce even higher ratings on that day. Vince McMahon also does not like it competing with his pay per view events.
May 21, 2015
When the controversial Bill DeMott was forced to resign from WWE, management gave Matt Bloom a chance and promoted him from Assistant Head Coach to Interim Head Coach of NXT. Well, after several weeks, he has proven to the front office that he is the man to lead the next generation of stars. Bloom has now been officially promoted to Head Coach. The company cited his years of experience in the business as a major asset for developmental.
May 19, 2015
Even though he is just as qualified as some of the performers that have already been inducted, do not expect to see Brutus Beefcake being thrown into the hall of fame by WWE any time soon. He has had quite a few controversial incidents over the years. Plus, the former Intercontinental Champion has backstage heat with Hulk Hogan. Considering the fact that the company wants to keep a business relationship with Hogan, the induction will not happen.
May 9, 2015
While a lot of wrestling fans still clamor for his return to WWE, Shane McMahon has expressed no desire to do so. In fact, he has been avoiding the family business for quite some time now. While everyone involved has been denying the backstage heat rumors, it speaks volume that McMahon doesn't even bother to attend Wrestlemania any more. That is the biggest event of the year, and one would expect him to at least be in attendance.
April 29, 2015
While he would never admit it publicly, it is being said that Vince McMahon is keeping a very close eye on the upcoming tour of China that TNA is embarking on in a couple of weeks. WWE has long been trying to figure out ways of expanding their live events business into Asia. They only do a couple of shows a year there, but it would really be quite a boost to their overall revenue stream if they could find ways of touring there more frequently.
April 27, 2015
Chris Jericho has already done it. Batista is thinking about doing it. Now, all eyes are on Dwayne Johnson to see if he would be interested in returning to WWE to work a schedule where you only do live events. The answer to that is rather disappointing if you're a big fan. Johnson simply does not have the time to do it because of all the business projects that he has going on at once. There is very little time in between shooting movies as well.
April 22, 2015
When Richie Steamboat left WWE, he kept his hopes of being able to return some day. Unfortunately, professional wrestling might have been robbed of a potential superstar. Ricky Steamboat confirmed in an interview that his son has been forced to retire because he injured four discs in his back. Considering how well NXT is doing nowadays, Steamboat could have easily shined down there because he gets the business.
April 15, 2015
During a recent interview, Shawn Michaels revealed why he does not work for WWE on a full time basis. He stated that the company has always had a deal on the table for him because they want him to be associated with the product. His name value and popularity would provide a considerable boost for their television shows. Michaels, however, has opted against going back to work there because he said he simply is not passionate about the business any more.
April 15, 2015
A year after being signed to a developmental contract with WWE, Dasha Kuret made her debut in NXT this weekend. She teamed with Becky Lynch and Dana Brooke in a losing effort to Carmella, Alexa Bliss and Devin Taylor. For those that don't remember, Dasha is the former fitness model, beauty queen and gymnast with the degree from the University of Central Florida. She has no previous experience in the business.
April 11, 2015