WWE Made Lowball Offer To AJ Styles
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
AJ Styles did get the opportunity to jump to WWE now that he’s about to become a free agent, but for a very low price. Styles’ short-term contract with TNA is set to expire at the end of the year and WWE reportedly did make an offer a few weeks ago, but for about 20% of what he currently makes in TNA.
TNA’s current plan with Styles is to have him defend the World Title for different promotions around the world while he stays off TV. No word on whether he plans to re-sign with the company but they are negotiating.
The Iron Sheik Challenges Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor
The Iron Sheik has challenged Toronto Mayor Bob Ford, who was recently caught smoking crack on camera, to a wrestling match. The video was posted on the website to the Toronto Star; in the video Sheik’s handler suggests he may run for mayor of Toronto.
The Miz Teases Heel Turn At WWE House Show
The Miz cut a heel promo before his match with Kofi Kingston duringWWE’s house show in Belfast.
Whether the promo was a one-time thing for the live international crowd or a sign of things to come isn’t yet known. Miz has been doing recent media interviews in character and acted upset about the things that have happened to him on TV, which could be a justification for a turn.
At this time, there is no confirmation to the stories that originated on Examiner.com stating that Hulk Hogan has made a “verbal agreement” with WWE to return to the company.
We know that WWE would like to have Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 30 as it’s a milestone event and Hulk Hogan is definitely all for appearing at the big event.
Both sides have been in communication, but nothing has been agreed to or signed at this time. They need to work out all the financials and that’s a long process …. especially when you’re dealing with Hogan.
As far as Hulk Hogan and TNA are concerned, TNAWrestlingNews.com reports that he is officially done with the company and won’t be returning.
Ex-World Champion Returning To TNA
Former TNA tag team champion and NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones will be returning to TNA iMPACT! this Thursday night. This is the “former World Champion” Dixie Carter was talking about in her video yesterday. Seriously.
Here is the video promoting Pacman’s return tomorrow night on TNAiMPACT!:
Prince Devitt To WWE?
As previously reported here on the website, former ROH star and New Japan talent Prince Devitt is currently in talks to join WWE. He recently tweeted about looking for new members of his stable and used photoshop to add CM Punk to a photo. It was done to create buzz and to joke with his Twitter followers.
However, the negotiations are serious and he is expected to reach a deal shortly. Both parties are interested in working together so it’s just a matter of time once he passes his medical tests, etc.
ROCK ATTACHED TO STAR IN FILM ADAPTION OF SUPERNATURAL BOOK SERIES
The Hollywood Reporter says The Rock is going to be joining the Navy Seals….in a battle against the supernatural.
The former WWE champion is attached to star in “Seal Team 666″ a feature film adaption of a book series that began in 2012 and features the exploits of a team of Seals that battle the supernatural.
The film is still in development according to the report, which you can read by clicking here.
KANE’S NEW ROLE IN WWE
WWE has posted an announcement that Triple H has named Kane the new “Director of Operations” for WWE. Obviously, this is all storyline as part of Kane’s new role as part of the Authority.