What is up everybody! JoJoe here with the Wrestling News July 31 2015. Hulk Hogan is still dominating the news – lets see what’s going on now.
- Seth Rollins crashed The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and presented a custom WWE World Heavyweight Championship Belt replica to the host:
- The Rock on the Hulk Hogan issue:
“I was pretty disappointed with what I heard, like all of us, by the way,” said Johnson. “I’ve known Terry for a lot of years, my dad helped train him in Florida in the ’70s when he was breaking into the business. My uncles helped train him too as well. I have not known the man to be racist.”
- John Cena was pulled from weekend house shows as well next weeks Australian tour due to his nasal injury which required surgery to correct breathing issues.
- Though AJ Lee appeared at Comic-Con, those close to her say that she is not really interested in bookings at the moment. Those that have tried to book the former WWE Divas Champion have been told that the fee for her appearance is $15,000 plus travel and hotel accommodations.
- Vince McMahon revealed during an investors conference call that WWE currently has 1.156 million paid subscribers as of 6/30/2015.
- Tito Ortiz claims he can relate to Hulk Hogan in that UFC has tried to erase Ortiz from its history, as WWE is doing with Hulk Hogan currently.
- It has recently surfaced that at one point WWE writers pitched the idea of Brock Lesnar being a dominant gay male Superstar. The idea was that he would be openly gay but would be an absolute badass. Some thought this would be great publicity from the LGBT community. The idea was nixed by old timers backstage, but was eventually aired with the Billy and Chuck Storyline.
- WWE has announced that Brock Lesnar will be at the October 3rd Live Event from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
- Former WWE Diva Layla, whom recently retired from WWE was asked by WWE.com about her decision to retire:
I feel like deciding to retire from the ring has been a hard decision to make because I’m passionate and I love performing. I’ve known everybody in that company now for nine years. They’re family. I spend more time with crew and Superstars and Divas on the roster than I did with anybody else. It becomes part of your life. And not only that, it’s hard walking away from the fans. Part of me feels a little bit guilty for walking away because [WWE fans] are 100 percent loyal and have supported me since 2006. I wouldn’t even have this job if the fans didn’t vote in the Diva Search. I was able to win that competition because of them and I was blessed. But sometimes you just need to step out and take a risk and move onto the next phase in life.”
- In ratings news, WWE Tough Enough was actually down this week (980K Viewers, while Total Divas was Up (1.03M) in the ratings.
- FunnyOrDie made a parody video about the whole Hulk Hogan thing: