WWE Negotiating a Deal With WWN Live?
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, the WWE was upset over the fact that Ring of Honor released an action figure of Kevin Steen (The deal was originally signed in late 2013 but there were delays on the company, Figures Inc, end). A source told Johnson that the WWE does not want to get into a situation where they sign someone and have to go through a third party in order to license them (Figures Inc. is planning on a line of wrestling action figures of Independent Talents) so they are in preliminary talks to form a relationship with WWN, allowing them to sign talents to deals that would include merchandising and licensing rights so if and when the WWE wanted to bring them into NXT they would not have to go through a third party to get a deal done.
Vince McMahon Unhappy Over Steve Austin’s Podcast with Paul Heyman?
Vince was reportedly upset over the end of Austin’s podcast with Heyman when he teased a Texas Death Match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania as that match is not in the WrestleMania plans and he teased it happening on the WWE Network. It was also said by Dave Meltzer on “Wrestling Observer Radio” today that he heard Vince does not want Austin to wrestle as the risk of injury with him in the ring at his age and health is too high.
Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Radio
Bray Wyatt Update
It’s been reported that the reason Wyatt has been losing so much lately is because they are eventually going to turn him babyface so their mentality is that it doesnt matter if he loses now as a heel.
WWE Planning More Live Specials on the Network?
As of now, the plan for 2016 is for the WWE to air live specials on a quarterly basis.
Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter