While a lot of fans were hoping that the rumors about Daniel Bryan being seriously injured were not true, WWE has now confirmed that the Intercontinental Champion will not be able to work Extreme Rules tonight. They posted an official announcement on the website, where they state that Bryan is not medically cleared. His scheduled opponent Wade Barrett will now work a match against Adrian Neville during the kickoff show.
April 26, 2015
Rumors are floating around right now that Daniel Bryan might be forced to miss a month of action, and WWE did something to further fan those flames. Every month, the company generates preview videos for each month that is taking place on the pay per view. While they still have his match with Wade Barrett listed on their website, they did not bother making a preview video for their upcoming bout at Extreme Rules.
April 25, 2015
In a sign that fans can actually help to dictate the product, rumors are floating around that WWE changed up their plans for the tag team division because of the chants that New Day were getting. Management originally was going to give the Lucha Dragons a shot at the belt at Extreme Rules. However, the switch was made to Kofi Kingston and Big E Langston, who are likely to win. Kalisto and Sin Cara would then challenge Kingston and Langston.
April 25, 2015
Rumors spread on Thursday that Samoa Joe met with WWE officials to negotiate a developmental contract. It is now looking more and more likely that it did happen, as Jim Ross himself has confirmed that he saw Joe earlier in the day. Ross is in Orlando, where the performance center happens to be, to tape a show with Mick Foley for the Network. The belief is that Joe will sign a deal and start with NXT around June of 2015.
April 24, 2015
Due to the extremely negative reaction from the internet wrestling community, WWE has been denying the rumors that they are banning the Curb Stomp. Everyone that watched Seth Rollins wrestled this week saw that he used a new finishing move during his match against Dolph Ziggler. The front office has been telling people that they wanted Rollins to have a move that can be done on anyone. Ironically, the Curb Stomp also fit that bill.
April 22, 2015
While it is a thing of beauty to behold, the flying leg drop that Fandango has been using as a finisher is causing some concerns backstage in WWE. Many feel that his body is taking a lot of damage by performing that move several nights a week. Rumors have it that officials are trying to come up with a new finishing move for the dancing star. He used a sit out suplex slam back when he was performing under the name of Johnny Curtis.
April 21, 2015
WWE revealed that Daniel Bryan might not be healthy enough to work his scheduled match against Wade Barrett at Extreme Rules on Sunday night. A replacement match was being discussed, and rumors are now saying that it will be a match between Bray Wyatt and Ryback. If Bryan is healthy enough to work, then the pay per view proceeds as normal. Wyatt would then get his much needed big win at Payback the following month.
April 21, 2015
Rumors have been floating around that Finn Balor was next in line to be called up to the main roster in WWE. However, it appears that he will have to wait at least another month. The front office has advertised him to work the upcoming NXT live event taking place in Albany on May 16. While there is still a chance that he could be promoted and be sent to the show, the belief is that Balor is going to be spending a couple of more weeks in developmental.
April 21, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was reported that Daniel Bryan had actually suffered a concussion. That is in addition to his neck not holding up properly. WWE, however, is denying the rumors. They stated that the former world heavyweight champion did not suffer a concussion. They are not denying that some sort of injury was suffered, though. The company simply is opting to keep that a secret, in the hopes that they can downplay the seriousness of it all.
April 19, 2015
An apparel website that works with wrestlers has reportedly been sent a cease and desist letter from WWE earlier this month. The two shirts in questions were designed for Steve Austin. As many of you already know, there have been rumors floating around of backstage heat between Austin and Vince McMahon. The belief is that the company is purposely doing this as a way of getting back at him for skipping out on Wrestlemania.
April 16, 2015