Ethan Revealed As Former WWE Star Derrick Bateman

Last week TNA began airing vignettes to introduce a new character known as Ethan. After the airing of a new vignette on this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling, we are able to identify the new character. Ethan will be played by Michael Hutter, who previously worked for WWE as Derrick Bateman. Hutter worked a tryout […]

Seven WWE Releases Confirmed – Every Name With More Details

WWE notified seven workers in their NXT developmental system on Friday of their releases. The list is as follows: Anya (story link) Audrey Marie (story link) Brandon Traven (story link) Briley Pierce (story link) Derrick Bateman (story link) Percy Watson (story link) Sakamoto (story link) The only worker that I heard there was considerable shock […]

CNN Covers Swagger/Colter, Updates On Mason Ryan & Derrick Bateman, New WWE Live Events

- CNN ran a segment on the Jack Swagger/Zeb Colter storyline and covered Glenn Beck’s “stupid wrestling people” remark on Newsroom with Carol Costello. They also showed the end of the out-of-character video that WWE posted. The debate goes on at Costello’s Facebook page at this link. Please note she refers to WWE as “Worldwide […]

Alberto Del Rio At 1/31 NXT Tapings, Main Roster Stars That Worked, Injury Updates On Bateman & Riley, DX Appearance w/Damien Sandow

- World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio is the scheduled feature guest at the next set of WWE NXT tapings from the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida on January 31, 2013. – The following main roster stars worked Thursday’s WWE NXT tapings – WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro, Justin Gabriel, […]

WWE Star Has Surgery, Press Releases On WWE ’13 & Susan G. Komen Donation, Kurt Angle Accuses WWE Of Lifting TNA Concepts

- Derrick Bateman underwent knee surgery on Tuesday. You can follow his progress here on Twitter. – WWE issued a press release regarding the release of WWE ’13. Click here to read it. – Speaking of WWE press releases, here’s one regarding their $1,000,000 donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. – Kurt […]

Watch Derrick Bateman’s Newest Vignette As “The USA Guy” Here

The third vignette for The USA Guy, played by Derrick Bateman, has been uploaded to YouTube. This video highlights “enemies, both foreign and domestic,” listing Antonio Cesaro, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Heath Slater, Damien Sandow, and The Iron Sheik. The video is embedded below: Click here to view the second vignette, and click […]

WWE Trademarks Kayfabe, Smackdown Roster Additions, New FCW Talent

- WWE has filed for the trademark of the word “kayfabe.” This is part of a new merchandise line they have launched with insider terms. – Darren Young, Derrick Bateman and Percy Watson are all three now listed on the Smackdown roster on the official WWE website. – Wrestling News World reader Fernando sent this […]