While there are some fans out there that are bitter at him for leaving WWE, Jeff Hardy still has a large and loyal group of fans. When TNA announced that he was going to be headlining the latest episode of Impact Wrestling in a steel cage match with James Storm, many of those fans made sure to tune in. Hardy helped the company receive an increase in viewership this week. It further solidifies that name value is still the most important trait in wrestling.
March 30, 2015
Since leaving WWE, it has been reported that one of the options for Alberto Del Rio was in mixed martial arts. We also know that Goldberg has dabbled in the field. Well, the former WCW star has revealed something rather interesting. He stated that he was offered a kickboxing fight with Del Rio on a card scheduled for May. The former world heavyweight champion seriously considered it before Del Rio suffered an injury.
March 23, 2015
Since word going around is that Samoa Joe is willing to go through the NXT program in order to get to the WWE main roster, some attention has been turned back to AJ Styles. Many want to know if he would be willing to do the same thing, especially since his friend is doing so. As of right now, that appears to be very unlikely, as the amount of money he would have to sacrifice by leaving New Japan for the developmental program would be quite steep.
March 22, 2015
As many of you already know, wrestlers are required to work in NXT before they get a chance to work on the main roster in WWE. Apparently, the front office is trying that out with the creative department as well. Jimmy Jacobs is said to be leaving ROH, so he can start writing for the developmental program. There, he will work very closely with Triple H. If he does well, then he might start writing Monday Night Raw and Smackdown.
March 20, 2015
As some of you might already know, ROH is doing a show in Redwood City during Wrestlemania weekend. Jimmy Jacobs is working a match that day against BJ Whitmer. It is being said that this will be his farewell match. He is leaving Ring of Honor and heading over to a creative position with WWE. There is a very good chance that Jacobs will more than likely take the short commute to attend the pay per view in person.
March 19, 2015
When CM Punk decided to join UFC after leaving WWE, he turned to Brock Lesnar for some advice. The former NCAA champion was quite eager to help. Punk asked Lesnar what the most difficult part of the transition was, so Lesnar told him that the hardest part was letting go. Now that he has trained extensively, Punk realizes that the advice was absolutely sound. He admits to punching too lightly at times because of his pro wrestling background.
March 16, 2015
While no one outside of the company really knows when it will happen, Vince McMahon will eventually retire from WWE, either by choice or by nature. A power struggle of some sort is sure to ensue, but the belief is that Stephanie McMahon would take over after the retirement. The feeling is that she is being groomed for the spot by working with outside company as a brand ambassador. Leaving behind the creative front was another sign of that.
March 14, 2015
Since a lot of fans are unaware of his status since leaving the industry, Shawn Stasiak decided to send out a video message this week to fans. He wanted people to know that he is making a return to professional wrestling. Stasiak stated that he was available for booking and provided contact information for those that might be interested. To generate a little bit of hype, he even teased that he might return to WWE, which is a bit unlikely.
March 11, 2015
It was not love at first sight when it comes to Vince McMahon and John Cena. The former WWE Heavyweight Champion revealed during an interview that the CEO was actually disgusted with the way that he Cena looked when they first met. McMahon ordered Cena to cut his long hair and remove the blonde dye. Cena stated that since he really wanted his dream job to come true, he immediately got the hair cut upon leaving the meeting.
February 26, 2015
As many of you have already seen, Bray Wyatt has been cutting some pretty vague promos on episodes of Monday Night Raw during the past couple of weeks. During a recent interview, he stated that he has been leaving little clues during those promos so that fans can figure out exactly where he is going. He also stated that he is disappointed and saddened that a lot of WWE fans have been unable to pick up on some of the clues that he has been leaving.
February 19, 2015