Thursday , 28 August 2014

WWE Fires Merchandising VP Following WM30 Issues

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE VP of Venue Merchandising and Operations Alan Rebhun was fired after mismanaging the concessions at WrestleMania 30. According to sources, Rebhun hired a sketchy vending company, who had previously gone bankrupt twice, to handle the concessions. They were said to be poorly staffed and disorganized and that a large amount of money was missing ... Read More »

WWE Runs Tryouts For NXT Takeover 2 Main Events

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE ran a “tryout” of the NXT Takeover 2 main event of Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Adrian Neville vs. Tyler Breeze in a four-way for the NXT Title on a recent house show, putting Sami Zayn over. The company also has been practicing Charlotte vs. Bayley, which will be on the show, as ... Read More »

Report: WWE Very Interested In Ronda Rousey

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter While WWE has been interested in Ronda Rousey on and off, that interest has apparently gone way up following SummerSlam. According to sources, Rousey being backstage at the show and meeting Stephanie McMahon did a lot to raise awareness of her in the company. The problem with bringing Rousey in before–aside from the very obvious ... Read More »

Report: WWE Scraps Plans For Tough Enough Return

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE’s idea for a new season of Tough Enough is dead, at least for now. According to sources, there have been no talks as of late in regard to when filming of the show may take place and following a drastic budget cut, the decision was made to cut the idea altogether for now. There ... Read More »

WWE Changes Their Lesnar/RAW Plans + Barrett/WWE Update

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – For whatever reason, WWE decided to air the Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman pre-taped video package to build up the rematch with John Cena at WWE Night Of Champions on this past Monday’s edition of RAW instead of their original plans, which was to save the package for the September 1st edition of RAW. ... Read More »

WWE & TNA Alumni Set For AAA’s Lucha Undergound

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Several WWE and TNA alumni are set for the premiere of AAA’s Lucha Underground on September 6th. According to a source, John Hennigan (aka John Morrison), Ricky Reyes, Joey Ryan, Candice LeRae, Chavo Guerrero, Hernandez, and Ivelisse Velez will all be there. 100% DIRECT LINK (PHOTOS): PICS OF **EUGENE & HIS REAL-LIFE GIRLFRIEND**!!!! The post ... Read More »

AUDIO: Matt Morgan Talks Vince McMahon, Russo, & More

Matt Morgan recently appeared on Vince Russo’s podcast, here are the highlights… Failing to get picked up by The Monster Factory despite his size: “In the past, the only wrestling school I’d ever heard of was ‘The Monster Factory’. I was still in college at the time in Hawaii, and I tried to call them up to try to get ... Read More »

Report: WWE Talent Happy With WrestleMania Payoffs

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter According to sources, there are no complaints inside WWE with the payoffs for WrestleMania 30. As previously reported, there was concern that the launch of the WWE Network and the cannibalization of the PPV business that resulted would result in payoffs being greatly reduced, but either that didn’t happen or at least no one is ... Read More »

Why Y2J & Orton Weren’t On RAW, Colter Injured, NXT Firing

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – Both Chris Jericho and Randy Orton were both kept off RAW as they were given time off. As previously reported, Chris Jericho’s “Highlight Reel” with special guest Randy Orton will take place on next week’s WWE RAW broadcast. For those who may have missed our earlier report, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were both ... Read More »

Report: Shawne Merriman & WWE Part Ways

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Former NFL star Shawne Merriman reportedly signed a deal with WWE around WrestleMania 30. He was down at the WWE Performance Center training to be a wrestler and an announcer. According to sources, Merriman is no longer under contract with WWE and has no affiliation with the company. No word on why the plans between ... Read More »

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