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ImpactWrestling.com has released the official preview for this Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling. Preview Thursday’s can’t-miss IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c, as the road to the March 18 “Victory Road” Pay-Per-View event continues! If you can’t watch it on Thursday, make sure to set your DVR so you don’t miss any of the action! – What’s next in the war between Sting and World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode? With their battle at Victory Road drawing closer, will the mind games continue Thursday on IMPACT? – After what heRead More
– Mr. Anderson, who has not appeared on TNA Wrestling programming since November, will return on next Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling. “To everyone who has asking about my vacation for the past few months: I’m back next week,” he wrote Friday on Twitter. The former Mr. Kennedy took two months off for personal reasons but hasn’t been used since a house show tour in January due to creative’s directive to not showcase wrestlers on television without a storyline. — The February 24 Impact Wrestling live event in Upper Marlboro,Read More
– Former WWE Superstar Chris Masters is interested in joining TNA Wrestling. He tweeted Thursday, “Getting ready to watch some Impact. They have a lot of guys I’d love to work. 2012 MTI Masters2Impact.” — Angelina Love will try her hand at ring announcing next Friday for Pro Wrestling Syndicate as she is being advertised as the guest ring announcer for a Triple Threat Match between Brittney Savage, Reby Sky and Spyra Andover. Shelly Martinez will be the guest referee. — Velvet Sky has been announced for WrestleReunion 7, whichRead More

Posted On January 17, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Neeson Denies Rumor That He Will Play McMahon In Benoit Film

Actor Liam Neeson was asked during the press junket for The Grey about a rumor that he’s in talks to portray Vince McMahon in the upcoming Chris Benoit biopic Crossface. The Grey director Joe Carnahan answered first, telling Neeson, “I can’t see you doing that dude.” Neeson added, “No, I never heard of [the movie].” Neeson added that he has no interest in the role, largely because he knows very little about the WWE CEO, almost nothing about Benoit, and is not a fan of professional wrestling. Crossface was announcedRead More
John Cena appeared to allude to the day Chris Benoit was found dead in a Twitter message prior to tonight’s Raw SuperShow at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. “Home of Whataburger. An arena of celebration…and reflection. All cities are wonderful to WWE..but Corpus..I will never forget,” Cena wrote Monday. On June 25, 2007, WWE canceled a three-hour-long live Raw show that was to have taken place in Corpus Christi, Texas after news broke that Benoit and his family were found dead in their home. Vince McMahon madeRead More
SRG Films’ upcoming film Crossface retelling Chris Benoit’s descent into double murder and suicide will feature actors portraying his wrestling peers. “Eddie [Guerrero] is obviously very important to the story,” Sarah Coulter tells WorstPreviews.com, who has already written the first draft of the script. “Triple H, Kurt Angle, they’re all there, but it’s early and things can still change.” Regarding whether the film will be a biopic, Coulter says, “Chris had a remarkable career. You take a look at his time in Japan and with Stu Hart, and you realizeRead More
– Dave Meltzer stated on the December 24 edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that the Survivor Series pay-per-view buy figure is lower than the initial estimate of 280,000. It was reported that of that figure, 180,000 pay-per-view purchases came from the United States. The updated estimate drops the buy figure to 260,000 as only 160,000 pay-per-view purchases came from the United States for The Rock’s first wrestling match in over seven years. The estimate compares to 244,000 buys for Survivor Series in 2010 and 235,000 in 2009, which nearly gotRead More

Posted On December 19, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Batista Rants About Daniel Bryan’s World Title Win

Former WWE superstar Batista tweeted the following about Daniel Bryan’s World Heavyweight title win on Sunday night: “excuse me! did i hear that right? Daniel Bryan World Heavyweight Champ. ummmmmmm…..ok.” After Batista’s tweet set off a firestorm of responses from people calling him a hater for apparently not sounding pleased with WWE’s decision to put the World title on Bryan, he replied: “man did that comment bring the tough guy haters out. well i’m at Gracie Fighter Tampa daily. 6333 s. dale mabry hwy Tampa FL. stop on by” ShortlyRead More
Jim “Sinister Minister” Mitchell appeared on The Aftershock: Pro Wrestling Radio with Sean Walford and Kyle Patin. Highlights are as follows: Mitchell on why he left TNA: “After the stuff that went down with Judas Mesias, I believe he had a dispute over working days and he went back to Mexico. They told me at the moment your on hiatus until we find you someone to work with, and at that point I had just signed a three-year deal. “That went on for a while and when I went toRead More
– Jim Ross says he has no interest in seeing the final days of Chris Benoit re-told in a new big screen ‘biographical thriller’, entitled Crossface. When asked for comment on the upcoming movie, he tweeted, “No thoughts…no interest…too sad.” He added, “I was asked my opinion re: potential Beniot movie. I gave my opinion, did ‘man’ up. Have no interest reliving the tragedy. I lost 3 friends.” SRG Films announced Saturday formal plans to produce a film based on the life of the deceased former wrestler, which will beRead More

Posted On December 3, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Movie On Chris Benoit Double Murder and Suicide Announced

The final days of Chris Benoit will be re-told in a new big screen ‘biographical thriller’, entitled Crossface. SRG Films have bought the rights to Matthew Randazzo’s book Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry, to retell the wrestler’s story, whose career and life ended in a double murder–suicide. Sarah Coulter has already written the first draft of the script, which is expected to begin filming late next year. Talks are underway with potential actors and directors and the film alreadyRead More
Jim Ross has updated the Q&A section of his official website with numerous answers to fan questions. He gives his take on The Undertaker’s wrestling future, the status of Air Boom following Evan Bourne’s thirty-day suspension, whether Batista will return to WWE, and more. Q: Hey JR, With Evan Bourne’s current suspension, do you feel that this may affect the Tag titles & Air boom’s status as a tag team, knowing there’s a ppv coming up or do you think they may not even have the titles defended at SurvivorRead More
Jim Ross answered a series of fan questions Saturday on Twitter including whether he’d ever consider joining TNA Wrestling, why Chris Benoit and Owen Hart have not been enshrined in the WWE Hall of Fame, why SmackDown isn’t live, and more. Matt Hardy returning to WWE: “Matt Hardy should get clean and sober & not worry about wrestling until his life isn’t an embarrassment & being put at risk.” Why SmackDown isn’t live on a weekly basis: “Smackdown isn’t live because of exorbitant, increased tv production costs of keeping productionRead More
– Jemma Palmer, who signed a developmental contract with WWE in 2009 before being released due to visa issues, entered the Big Brother UK reality series Friday night as a late entry house-guest. Her younger sister Faye Palmer is also participating in the competition. — Both Vickie and Chavo Guerrero are remembering Eddie Guerrero today, who would have turned 44 years old. Vickie wrote of her late husband on Twitter, “Happy 44th Birthday Eddie! I love you and you are missed! Thank you to everyone showing your love and respectRead More

Posted On August 16, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Swinger Recalls Pitching Hermaphrodite Character To McMahon

Johnny Swinger, who performed for WWE in 2005 and 2006, appeared on Right After Wrestling with Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas (audio available here). Highlights from the interview are as follows: His early career with guys like Edge and Christian: “It was always fun with those guys. We would go to all-you-can-eat spaghetti places and just sit there for like 6 hours. It was funny because Edge used to weigh 190lbs and he would just eat stacks of plates in those restaurants and we always wondered where he was puttingRead More
– Following a several year hiatus, “The Informer” is once again featured in WWE Magazine. Though the monthly column largely consisted of made-up stories, it would at times correctly predict future storylines. The feature is now branded as “WWE gossip” and appears to be a mashup of kayfabe and legitimate backstage tales. Highlights from the October 2011 edition are as follows: * “Would a certain A-list Hollywood celeb please stop calling our offices in hopes of landing a Raw guest-star slot? You had your chance already, pal!” * “I hearRead More
– Diana Hart Smith, mother of recently released WWE Superstar David Hart Smith, took aim at Michael Cole yesterday on Twitter as she called the WWE broadcaster effeminate. “Michael Cole is such an expose of garbage wrestling–MC is brutally effeminine,” she wrote to a follower. “Oh well. On another level, STRIKEFORCE=HARRY SMITH.” For what it’s worth, the self-proclaimed “Voice of WWE” criticized Smith’s verbal ability during his lone broadcast booth appearance on an episode of Raw last year. — Reader SirWombat sent word that WWE.com’s bio on referee Mike ChiodaRead More
– Wonder what Sean “X-Pac” Waltman is like backstage at a major wrestling event? Well, here’s your chance. In the following video exclusive, see Waltman break character at CHIKARA’s “King of Trios” tournament this year, where he dang near broke his back while breaking out the 1-2-3 Kid gear for the first time in ages. Hear Waltman talk about the infamous sock story at HBK’s Hall of Fame induction this year, see the crazy outfit Waltman likes to sport before his matches, and simply see him having fun backstage gettingRead More
TMZ.com reports that Hulk Hogan is threatening to file a lawsuit against former WWE talent Warrior (a/k/a Ultimate Warrior) for alleged defamation. The Founding Father of Life Intensity posted a seven-minute video Tuesday, saying, among other things, that Hogan is a cocaine user who had an open marriage and encouraged ex-wife Linda to indulge in sexual intercourse with other wrestlers. Hogan says the allegation of drug use is “a blatant lie.” Regarding his claim on Linda, he said, “None of that ever happened. This guy is out of his mind.”Read More