WWE rumors and news for today include the recovery of the heavyweight champion.
In other news from around the wrestling world — Paul Heyman makes a shocking confession, WWE inks new TV deal, Roman Reigns injury update, NXT Takeover news and WWE signs wrestler trained by a legend.
WWE rumors and news
WWE posts photo of Daniel Bryan after surgery
On Thursday afternoon, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan underwent a surgical procedure on his neck.
WWE confirmed on their website that the surgery was a success, and posted this photo of Bryan recuperating in his hospital bed.
Bryan could be out of action for an extended period of time and there is no time table set for his return.
Paul Heyman makes shocking admission
Paul Heyman was a recent guest on The Steve Austin Show. In an interview that aired in two parts, Heyman made a shocking admission in regards to his 2004 fall out with the WWE.
Heyman discussed what really happened when he was let go after a Smackdown show, his alleged eavesdropping into conference calls, and what really happened over ten years ago to get him fired from the company. It’s a must read for any wrestling fan.
WWE renews with NBCUniversal
WWE and NBCUniversal finally made the news official yesterday — the wrestling federation and television company will remain partners for the foreseeable future.
WWE reached a multi-year deal with NBCUniversal for rights to Raw and Smackdown. At a press conference yesterday, Vince McMahon had this to say about the pact — “We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with NBCUniversal given their premiere position in the marketplace and vast promotional platforms. We are excited about our future as we further the reach and popularity of our live, family-friendly entertainment programming 52 weeks a year.”
One WWE rumor circulating with the new NBC deal involves Smackdown — there is a strong possibility the show will once again air live instead of pre-taped.
Roman Reigns fine after vicious injury at house show
Roman Reigns suffered a nasty cut above his right eye at Wednesday night’s WWE live event in Glasgow, Scotland. Click here for a photo of the graphic injury. Reigns is said to be fine after bumping heads with Randy Orton and even worked last night’s live event in Newcastle.
During the match with Orton last night, Reigns missed a spear through a table and took ring steps to the head so all is probably well with his head.
Updated card for NXT Takeover event
WrestlingInc.com has the updated card for the NXT Takeover of the WWE Network. It looks to be an amazing event featuring some of the up-and-coming WWE talent.
WWE signs protege of Hall of Famer
WXW superstar and former heavyweight champion Noah Kekoa has been signed by WWE. Kekoa broke into wrestling as the winner of a contest offered by the world-renowned Wild Samoan Pro-Wrestling Training Center.
Kekoa was trained by WWE Hall of Famer Afa of the Wild Samoans.