As expected, Shinsuke Nakamura held a press conference today where he announced to fans and the media that he will be leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling. The 35 year old confessed that he had been in a rut for the past couple of years because he wanted a new challenge in his career. It is interesting to note that Nakamura did not specifically mention WWE by name when talking about what his future plans are.
January 25, 2016
Over the weekend, Tommy Dreamer worked live events for WWE in Charleston and Canton. After that, he should be done with the company for the time being. The belief is that Dreamer will return to TNA and work backstage at Impact Wrestling. Tommy is said to be leaving World Wrestling Entertainment on really good terms, so it would not be impossible to see him making another return to the promotion some day.
January 17, 2016
Initially, Shinsuke Nakamura was supposed to drop the IWGP Intercontinental Championship before leaving New Japan and joining WWE. However, that does not appear to be happening any more because Nakamura has been stripped of his beloved IC title. Kenny Omega is going to battle a mystery opponent for the belt. Nakamura will work a couple of more dates for the promotion before heading to the United States to train.
January 12, 2016
In a move that comes as a surprise to very few, Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis finished off their contract with ROH. They will be leaving the company now as a new contract was not able to be reached. Maria was already well known in the industry due to her time in WWE, but Bennett greatly increased his name value, thanks in part to successful stints in New Japan. Reports are saying that they are heading to TNA by January.
December 20, 2015
One of the big reasons why John Cena is branching out away from WWE is because he wants to draw in new fans to professional wrestling. He feels that he has already drawn in as much of an audience as possible through traditional methods. Cena now wants to draw in fans by doing movies and television shows. The former world heavyweight champion still has no plans of leaving permanently.
November 27, 2015
Back in 1990, Jesse Ventura sued Vince McMahon for royalties on the home videos that he appeared on. During a recent interview, someone brought up the point that the WWE Network has changed things up a bit, which prompted Ventura to mention that he was going to be contacting his lawyers to see if his quarterly checks need to be adjusted. This is similar to the complaints that CM Punk had before leaving the company.
November 10, 2015
During a recent interview, Randy Orton stated that he does not have any plans on leaving WWE for Hollywood. He feels that it is a path that is very difficult to follow. Orton stated that Batista was one of the rare guys that broke through. The former world heavyweight champion also pointed out that Kurt Angle has been trying to break through and has only been given small parts that do not pay a whole lot of money.
November 2, 2015
Earlier in the month, Molly Holly stated that she was willing to do an induction ceremony if WWE wanted to give her the honors. Well, it looks like management has very little interest in that. While she is still much beloved by the internet wrestling community, her name value has dropped tremendously since leaving World Wrestling Entertainment. An induction is highly unlikely.
November 1, 2015
Last night, Batista had one of his biggest moments since leaving WWE for Hollywood. He was in England for the premiere of the new James Bond movie, where he plays a big villain. Alongside him was a familiar face to professional wrestling fans. Shane McMahon traveled from the United States to be there with his friend. That raises eyebrows since McMahon has avoided most things related to professional wrestling.
October 27, 2015