Professional wrestling fans have been ecstatic over the rumors that Samoa Joe is going to finally join NXT. That might no longer be the case, as the former world heavyweight champion has signed on for an event with Northeast Wrestling in August. He would not have done that if he was on the verge of signing a contract with WWE because the promotion does not usually allow their performers to work for another company.
May 18, 2015
Things keep getting worse and worse for Tammy Sytch, it seems. There are now rumors floating around that she has been in negotiations with Vivid to film porn scenes. Some are even saying that she is quite close to finalizing the contract. The belief is that she is struggling financially because she had to resort to selling nude Skype chats. There are also those that believe that the former WWE diva is struggling to adapt outside of the spotlight.
May 17, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that we could be seeing the Wyatt Family reunion take place at Payback tonight. WWE set up the story with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan over the last couple of weeks. Neither guy has a match on the pay per view, so this could be how they get utilized. A reunion would give Bray Wyatt more momentum, especially since fans have been wanting the trio back together. It also protects Ryback, who will likely take the loss tonight.
May 17, 2015
A lot of fans are under the impression that Charlie Haas is completely retired form professional wrestling. However, the former WWE star does work the occasion match on the independent wrestling circuit. He just doesn't make a big deal out of it. There are now rumors floating around the Jeff Jarrett might be able to convince Haas to become a more active performer after he revealed that GFW had signed Shelton Benjamin to a contract.
May 16, 2015
Late in 2014, rumors surfaced that Shelton Benjamin was going to make a return to WWE because the company filed for a trademark to his name. It turns out that it was simply for merchandising reason. Well, good news if you've been wanting Benjamin back in the United States. He has now been signed to a contract by GFW and should be a part of that summer tour. Jeff Jarrett has been building himself quite the roster.
May 15, 2015
Apparently, the folks at TMZ are much better at generating interest than they are at doing math. The tabloid website reported that John Cena squatted 600 pounds. The numbers were inaccurate, and the longtime WWE star took to social media to clear up the rumors. Cena stated that he was lifting closer to 396 pounds. The reason that he decided to respond to the story was because it was spreading around the internet wrestling community rather rapidly.
May 15, 2015
Initially, WWE had planned on giving Sheamus a big heel push so that he could challenge Roman Reigns for the world heavyweight championship. However, those plans were scrapped, and we now have a heel champion in Seth Rollins. The front office knew that there was only so much they could push the Celtic Warrior before he hit the ceiling. Well, rumors are floating around now that they are going to give him the Intercontinental Championship to work with.
May 13, 2015
There are rumors floating around that Vince McMahon abruptly put together the Elimination Chamber, as a way to boost the amount of WWE Network subscribers. Further fuel was added to the fire because management opted to reschedule a live event that was taking place on the same day. John Cena and Rusev were originally scheduled to be approximately 1100 miles away from the pay per view, so the changes were necessary.
May 12, 2015
There was a point in time where Erick Rowan and Luke Harper were receiving some of the biggest reactions from the live audience. Now, the reaction is close to dead when they come out to the arena. Rumors have it that WWE will have them initially teaming up with one another to gauge how the fans will react to them. If the connection is still not strong, then the front office will consider putting them back together with Bray Wyatt.
May 9, 2015
Last night, Impact Wrestling was filmed live in Orlando, and a familiar face was backstage. Chris Hero was said to be there visiting with old friends, which is the adage more frequently used because no one wants to admit that they are in negotiations with a company. Rumors have it that Hero did have a little talk with TNA, so that the two sides can gauge interest in a potential contract. He has been looking for another chance since his WWE release.
May 9, 2015