- WWE posted the preview above for this Sunday's Battleground pay-per-view. New subscribers can sign up for the WWE Network today by clicking here and get their first month for free, which includes the WWE Draft Center this Tuesday and WWE Battleground this Sunday.
- The Hindustan Times recently ran a story here profiling The Great Khali and his CWE promotion / wrestling school in India. During the interview, he claimed that two of his students have received "million-dollar contracts" from WWE, which is completely unlikely.
"Two of my trainees have got million-dollar contracts with WWE," Khali said. "They are at their in-house finishing academy before being put on the show. Another plays Hanuman in a TV serial."
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- Former WWE writer Kevin Eck posted his latest blog at SportsBlog.com, looking at if WWE copied TNA's "Final Deletion" angle for their angle with the New Day battling the Wyatts at their compound. Eck said that he believes that it's a coincidence, as the writers were not influenced by TNA during his time there.
"Very few of us on the team watched Impact or had any knowledge of what was happening on the show," Eck wrote. "In fact, a number of writers had never even seen a single episode of it and were only familiar with WWE. Speaking for myself, I watched TNA on occasion during those years, but I also went months at a time without seeing it.
"On the rare occasion that someone on the team unknowingly pitched an idea that resembled a TNA angle and another member of the team pointed it out, the response from the powers that be in WWE was: 'Who cares what TNA is doing?' The feeling was that we know we're not stealing their idea, so if we want to shoot an angle, we're not going to nix the idea just because it may be similar to a TNA angle."
Eck also wrote about specific occasions where they aired angles that were compared to similar ones done by TNA at the time, Vince McMahon creating The Shield's look and more. You can read the full blog by clicking here.