At the An Evening With... event in Manchester, McGregor says he turned down a role in Predator, is still considering WWE.
There’s a lot of offers. I got offered the Predator movie. The Pegasus [International Ad] was three days for a hell of a lot of money. I didn’t even know it was acting. I just signed on the dotted line. And when I got there they said here’s your lines and I was like ‘What the f-ck!..If I was to do [Predator] it would mean eight weeks in Toronto. You can’t do too much at once…Thanks very much for the offer. I would have been great to fight the Predator, but I’m chilling. Same way with the WWE situation. Right now I’m chillin’. I’m trying to make something historic [against Mayweather]. Long after I’m gone kids will be talking about it. [But] Never say never. I’d love to go into WWE and have a real knock. I’ve turned down some things, and others are ongoing. I’m the only one with options. Floyd doesn’t have options. I’m the A-side.
The Sun reports that WWE representatives approached McGregor with a multi-million dollar offer to make an appearance at Wrestlemania in April, but were unsuccessful. Source:
WWE has made no secret of its desire to do something with Conor McGregor and there were talks between the two parties about this year. Because he’s taking time off from the UFC, there was a talk about doing something at this year’s Wrestlemania in April, but it wasn’t to be despite a hefty offer.
WWE posts to Twitter to show that McMahon, not McGregor, originated the Billionaire “Billy” Strut.
Hogan’s is fired from WWE.
WWE has terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstarted by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.
Lesnar announces on SportsCenter that he has re-signed with the WWE and that he has retired from the MMA.
I’m officially closing the door on MMA. It was a very hard decision at this stage of my career. The fighter inside me wants to compete. The father and husband — I’m an older caveman now. I make wiser caveman decisions. So, I’m here to say my legacy in the Octagon is over.
It was a hard decision to make. It took me a year. I’ve thought about this for a year. At the end of the day, it’s all about me wanting to have fun. The last two-and-a-half months I’ve been training to get back into the Octagon. I felt physically great, but something lacked mentally — and that’s not good.
WWE announces a new biographical release about the life of Warrior. The book is titled Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever: The Legend of a WWE Hero. WWE releases statement:
Through both action and candid photographs, personal ephemera, including original Warrior art and detailed journal entries, insider stories and exclusive interviews with WWE legends, and intimate accounts from the Warrior family, this unique biography brings the legacy of The Ultimate Warrior to life like never before. Relive the Warrior’s most intense matches and rivalries, and get to know the man behind the face paint in this one-of-a-kind volume. Filled with intense action and little-known details, Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever is a celebration of the Superstar who left an inimitable mark on WWE and redefined sports entertainment for generations.
Ross takes to his blog to discuss WWE’s NXT Takeover event and the NXT roster.
Owens is a keeper and has a uniquely, physical style that I like. Finn Balor had as memorable an entrance as I can recall in years. Neville vs Zayn could well challenge any thing we see at TLC….I hope the main roster was watching. Competition is knocking on their door. Charlotte vs. Sasha was crisp and well executed. Charlotte is getting so good that it could be scary in time. Sasha has a natural ‘attitude’ which is marketable. Great stuff from start to finish of this show.
WWE releases a statement regarding Slater’s legal situation stemming from a warrant placed for his arrest. WWE claims they will take appropriate action when more information is presented to them. The statement reads:
WWE has been advised that a misdemeanor arrest warrant has been issued against Heath Miller (aka Heath Slater), but we have not seen a copy or been provided with the underlying charges. Once this information is received by WWE, we will take the appropriate action.
Ross updates the blog section of his site to discuss Tyson Kidd, Cesaro and Vince McMahon’s apology to CM Punk.
Was happy that VKM addressed the hot topic of the CM Punk matter and was surprised about the apology he made to Punk about getting his legal paperwork on Punk and AJ’s wedding day. Seems as if the door is open to resume talks some day if both parties are of that mindset. Punk’s overwhelming desire to close the show at a WrestleMania is admirable and if any one in the locker room doesn’t have that same goal every day of their professional life then they need to find another line of work.
Ross updates the blog section of his website to discuss Sting’s WWE debut.
Happy to see my old friend The Stinger debut at the Survivor Series Sunday night. Honestly, I wish I hadn’t read so much material notwithstanding writing about the rumor of his return to the ring Sunday night. I’d have liked it better if I had not allowed myself to be preconditioned about Sting’s arrival. I have no one but me to blame. Nonetheless it seemed like he got a good ovation from the St. Louis crowd.
Ross updates the blog section of his website to discuss mid-card champions and WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.
I still think that creativity as it relates to stunts, etc for this Sunday’s HIAC will be challenging considering that there will be two Hell in a Cell matches on the show both in a PG world. Anxious to see how the creative minds come up with elements that will make the two main events special, different and perceived as ‘dangerous.’
Austin addresses rumors that he will be making a comeback to WWE in the near future on his podcast, The Steve Austin Show.
No, man, I’m not looking to make a return. I don’t see that I have time in my schedule or the desire to climb back in the ring to start taking bumps again.
Roberts takes to Instagram to release his first public statement since his release from WWE.
Announcing was my dream, until I realized the absolute best part was using my position to help others. It brought me so much joy to bring a smile to a fellow fan’s face.
Ross updates the blog on his website and discusses the WWE Network, celebrities on wrestling shows and WWE using older stars.
WWE would be wise to consider hiring a handful of seasoned veterans to work with their highly regarded younger talents if for nothing else a short term IE one year contract. Young talents cannot get better working with those who are not better than the rookies.
WWE responds to fan rumors of Lesnar suffering heart problems in his match with Cena at Night of Champions. The company denies the rumors in an email to The Washington Post.
There is no truth to the rumors about issues with Brock Lesnar’s health.
Bearer’s son (D.J.) comments on inducting his father into the WWE Hall of Fame and the process.
We were either in the hotel sleeping or we were at the arena or rehearsing or doing something. It was more walk-through than anything because with it being Wrestlemania 30, they want everything perfect so they’re going to go through it a million times and make sure everything’s right for tv. But what an emotional weekend….what an honor it was, what a weekend it was.
Marella posts Facebook update on his surgery and his plans for the future.
Surgery went well, there were some unexpected broken bones in my neck apparently but everything is looking good now, let the legendary comeback begin! 6 months till I get to do what I was born to do again, perform in front of the wwe universe.
Ross pens editorial on Lesnar’s career from the first day he signed him to WWE to his current status in the company for Fox Sports.
The South Dakota native is arguably the most naturally gifted athlete to compete in the genre. The former NCAA and UFC heavyweight champion has the physique of a Greek god, moves like a large cat, does what he says and has a legit, animalistic intensity seldom seen in his profession.
WWE.com posts tribute and memorial to Joan Rivers and thanks her for her work at Wrestlemania 2.
WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of iconic comedienne Joan Rivers, who participated in one of the earliest WrestleManias in 1986.
Bodhi posts update on Roberts’ hospitalization and recovery on Facebook.
UPDATE on Jake The Snake Roberts: Great news!… Docs took Jake off ventilator way earlier then expected! He is kicking ass on his spirometer breathing tests…If he keeps up this pace he will not need to go back on Ventilator so everyone please cross your fingers! Jake finally can speak for the first time since last Wed… Late last night (while still ventilated & unable to speak) one of the male nurses took a bandage off of Jake’s neck where they have tubes for his meds… It was so unpleasant to Jake he wrote on the pad they gave him three letters… DDT… Even though Jake is off of the ventilator for the time being he will be monitored for 24-48 hours before docs decide if it is safe to keep him off.
Lane announces on Twitter that she has parted ways with WWE.
WWE announces Regal as new NXT General Manager.
NXT Takeover began to take shape this week, starting with the announcement of NXT’s new General Manager —William Regal! The ring veteran wasted no time in making an impact, signing a huge main event for the live WWE Network special.
WWE uploads a video of McMahon taking the charity Ice Bucket Challenge.
Otunga accepts the charity Ice Bucket challenge and uploads the video to YouTube.
Batista accepts the charity Ice Bucket challenge in a tub full of ice before dumping the ice on his head.
McMahon accepts charity Ice bucket challenge from Triple H. McMahon takes the ice in a full suit.
MIZ accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates Nathan, Ricky, Rutt and Oager along with all of my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers.
Triple H accepts the charity ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Ben Roethlisberger. He nominates Steve Austin, Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan.
Johnson accepts the charity ice bucket challenge and uploads the video.
Punk takes the charity Ice Bucket challenge with AJ Lee.
Steen officially announces signing with WWE.
I went to the tryout camp and I got through it, and what made me stand out were the promos, where we basically had to sell ourselves verbally. That’s always been one of my strong suits — the way I talk and what I say. I make it count, and I think that went pretty far in getting me to where I am now.
WWE posts an update on Alberto Del Rio’s release. WWE states that Del Rio has no excuse for acting out in the way he did.
Del Rio is released by WWE for unprofessional conduct during an altercation with a fellow employee. Further details have not been released. WWE declines to comment on the situation.
WWE comes to terms with the release of five wrestlers from the NXT brand. Garrett Dylan, Travis Tyler, Slate Randall, Mac Miles, and Dani Jax all part ways with the company.
Tyler and Dylan comment on their respective WWE releases on Twitter. The men are two of the five performers released as part of WWE’s new financial plan.
WWE releases Rodriguez. He had been with the company since August of 2010 when he debuted alongside Alberto Del Rio on the Smackdown brand.
I have come to terms with WWE on my release. I want to thank them for four great years. But I miss wrestling.
After announcing a 7% staff cut, the company releases 55 employees from varying departments within WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Sources say Vince McMahon sent out an email to announce the end of the staff reduction process.
WWE officially announces signing of Fergal “Prince” Devitt, who is headed to the WWE Performance Center to begin developmental training.
This is something I’ve been looking forward to since I was maybe four or five years old
Barry McMullin who has previously worked for the NBA and PBA is hired as Senior Vice President of Sales and Partnership. McMullin has more than twenty years of experience in sales and marketing in a variety of sports and entertainment brands. McMullin also held a seat on the 2002 Winter Olympic committee.
Guerrero leaves WWE after nine years with the company. She pens a heartfelt goodbye for publication on WWE.com
It has been an amazing 9-year career at WWE. I started at WWE as Eddie’s wife, and now I am leaving with my own identity. I loved performing in front of millions of people. Whether you hated or loved me, I appreciated every moment. I gained some amazing friendships that will always be kept in my heart. It is time to turn the page and start a new career in medical administration.
WWE announces the release of Brodus Clay as part of the company’s “fat trimming” budget cuts. WWE wishes Clay the best in his future endeavors.
Warrior’s wife, Dana pens memorial for her late husband and a message to his fans. WWE publishes the piece on WWE.com
On Sunday night, I was told WWE would pay tribute to Warrior and so I set the DVR planning to watch it when we were ready. As the hour neared, I broke resolve and turned on every TV in the house to full blast and snuggled our daughters close to me on the couch, unsure what we would see. As the scene unfolded with that amazing roster of talent gathered donning Ultimate Warrior shirts and even his face paint, we cheered and sobbed simultaneously. To everyone who stood there, thank you. My girls will remember your bowed heads for the rest of their lives. You are not just Superstars; you are super people.
Bryan marries Bella in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends as well as fellow WWE superstars. The Total Divas camera crew captures the event on film.
Sting wrestles TNA Champion, Mangus in Title vs Career match at Genesis event. Sting loses the match and sees his TNA contract torn up as result.
I’ve wondered what (the TNA Booking Team’s) intentions are. When I was inducted into the Hall of Fame, I asked Dixie if she was putting me out to pasture and she said “Absolutely not.” I’m giving you a straight-up answer: It (all of these actions) makes me wonder.
Ross is fired from WWE over Ric Flair debacle at WWE 2K14 video game press conference. WWE puts blame of Ross for not handling Flair’s demeanor better.
The decision, which was made by McMahon, was first told to us by a source in the company that it was possible, if not likely on the day of SummerSlam, stemming from the now-infamous 2K Sports symposium where Ric Flair spoke at length about a variety of subjects. … Ross took heat from management for not cutting Flair off and keeping the symposium to what it was scripted to be.
Orton gets divorced from his wife of five years, Samantha. The pair have a four year old daughter together. Samantha gets full custody of their daughter and Randy is allowed visitation rights.
Booker T is revealed to be Smackdown’s new general manager, removing him from his position of color commentator. Booker makes his first ruling in his new position by forcing Del Rio to face Otron later on in the evening.
Cena files for divorce from Huberdeau, his wife of three years, in Tampa. Cena sites that the marriage is “irretrevably broken”. The pair met in high school.
Reigns signs with WWE after failing to launch a successful football career.
When I was a kid, that’s all we ever talked about, that’s all everyone around me did, Once things slowed down with football and I finished up in Canada, I figured out that the passion to wrestle and be a WWE superstar was still there, so it kind of summed things up for me, really focused me on getting into the business and learning how to wrestle.
Ring of Honor wrestling announces former champion, Daniel Bryan’s signing to WWE.
We congratulate Bryan on the beginning of this next journey in his brilliant career, and wish him all the best as he progresses. Many Ring of Honor fans refer to Bryan as the “best in the world” and we look forward to looking on in earnest as he shows everyone watching the wrestling world’s biggest stage just why that is.