Update On AJ Styles’ Future
AJ Styles‘ current contract expires in April, post-WrestleMania 35.
PWInsider reports that although Styles hasn’t signed a new contract, WWE isn’t afraid of losing him to All Elite Wrestling. WWE is certain that The Phenomenal One will be sticking around.
“We are told the two sides have been in discussions for some time and that WWE has made a strong play to keep Styles.”
AEW reportedly made an ‘outstanding offer’ to Randy Orton although the new promotion confirmed that they aren’t tampering with WWE’s talent pool.
Dolph Ziggler’s Current Status
Dolph Ziggler competed in the 30-Man Rumble match this past Sunday at Royal Rumble despite announcing his hiatus a day prior to the event.
According to PWInsider, The Showoff “is continuing” his long-standing relationship with WWE. Ziggler signed a new deal last fall.
Locations For Next WWE Performance Centers
WWE recently opened its first international Performance Center in London, United Kingdom.
With an agressive plan for global expansion, the biggest wrestling promotion now aims to open a couple more in the immediate future.
During a recent interview with The National, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque revealed the locations for the upcoming overseas Performance Centers.
“I can tell you there will be a performance center in India. There will be a performance center in the Middle East. There will, more than likely, be a performance center in Latin America. We will be replicating this process around the globe, all over.”
“I see that, as you said, the product is very big there [in the Middle East], very successful there, there’s a lot of people that have a very strong interest in it.”
“If we go in the Middle East and we start to recruit there and we see that all of a sudden there’s this massive interest, there’s [a] massive depth of people that we feel have the ability to succeed, then we would go there first, or quicker.”
Fighting With My Family
The film depicts the WWE career of Paige and will be released next week in the United States.
The Rock: “We wanted a studio to buy into it, and no one did. We got passed on everywhere. It was a small British comedy about a crazy wrestling family that wasn’t famous.”
Johnson stands as the executive producer of the biopic with Dany Garcia in the director’s chair. The Great One also appears in the film.
Garcia: “Wrestling is the conduit for Paige’s journey, and that has a certain stigma.”