Since WWE had been collecting as much talent as possible, rumors of Jay Lethal finally signing with the promotion started to swirl. Well, those can be put to rest for at least another year, as the ROH World Heavyweight Champion has signed a contract extension to stay exactly where he is. The belief is that Lethal would much rather defend the world title around the globe instead of being forced to start over again in NXT, the developmental brand.
January 28, 2016
While official numbers are not released since they are a privately held company, reports have surfaced that TNA offered James Storm 250 percent more than what WWE was offering him to work on the NXT brand. Rumors have it that World Wrestling Entertainment offered Storm less than $100,000 a year, which means that he has a six figure deal to become one of the centerpieces of Impact Wrestling for the time being.
January 26, 2016
Since their contracts were set to expire, there were rumors that Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards were interested in negotiating with WWE again, especially since the company has been trying to collect as many established assets as possible nowadays. However, reports have now surfaced that Richards and Edwards have decided to sign a contract extension with TNA instead. The two of them will be heavily featured in the tag team division.
January 25, 2016
Rumors have surfaced that Braun Strowman is being heavily considered as a potential opponent for Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania in Dallas. Normally, WWE would prefer to have Lesnar paired up against a big name performer so that they can draw in more of an audience. However, it appears that they might be willing to take a gamble on Strowman because of his sheer size. The match probably would not last very long, and Brock would come out on top.
January 21, 2016
While there are rumors circulating that he is scheduled to join WWE and work the Royal Rumble this Sunday, AJ Styles still has other wrestling commitments to fulfill over the weekend. On Saturday night in Duluth, Georgia, the former world heavyweight champion will be making an appearance with ROH to do a farewell to Ring of Honor fans. That should be his final night with the company for quite some time.
January 20, 2016
Rumors are floating around that AJ Styles is now scheduled to work the Royal Rumble, Monday Night Raw and the Smackdown taping this upcoming week. The belief was that WWE initially canceled his involvement because reports leaked out to the internet wrestling community. However, it now appears that World Wrestling Entertainment officials have decided to utilize the former world heavyweight champion to create quite a buzz.
January 20, 2016
Rumors are floating around that Hulk Hogan could be brought back to WWE before Wrestlemania 32 rolls around. The belief is that the company is trying to stack as many big names as possible with John Cena on the sidelines. Some are concerned that bringing Hogan back will result in backlash from the media, while others believe that all has been forgiven. Hogan will more than likely be making an appearance.
January 16, 2016
Rumors sprung up recently that Jim Ross was going to be the new commentator for the weekly New Japan show that is aired on AXS TV, which would make sense because the legendary WWE broadcaster has much respect for the overseas promotion. Unfortunately, though, Ross took to social media to deny those reports, stating that the source has jumped the gun because no official deal has been made between the two sides.
January 15, 2016
Rumors are floating around that John Cena is now making close to $10 million a year from WWE. Those numbers are astounding when you compare it to what the majority of the roster makes on a yearly basis. Most don't even make one tenth of that amount. However, Cena is a special case because of everything that he does for the company. His merchandise also moves very well.
January 14, 2016
Rumors are swirling around that Stephanie McMahon might be working a match at Wrestlemania. The source of the speculation stems from the fact that the Chief Brand Officer of WWE posted on social media that she was training for the event. There were rumors last year that she might work a match against UFC star Ronda Rousey, but that is not on the table. Stephanie could just be training so she looks good for the show.
January 14, 2016