Dave Lagana Tag

- PWInsider reports that Scott Steiner has officially been served with his lawsuit from TNA and has until July 19th to respond. – It appears the mystery men who attacked Sting on TNA’s Impact Wrestling have started a Twitter account – @TheAcesAnd8s. They’ve posted a few tweets, linking to the attack photos and video. The only Twitter account they are following is Sting’s official account and their Twitter bio reads like this: “The dead man’s hand is a two-pair poker hand, namely aces and eights. Hold that hand and yourRead More

Posted On April 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

News On TNA Victory Road PPV Buyrate, TNA’s Twitter Plans

- Based on cable estimates, TNA’s Victory Road pay-per-view bombed with around 7,000 buys. This is less than half of what Victory Road 2011 did with Sting vs. Jeff Hardy. Sting vs. Bobby Roode headlined this year’s event.   – Despite reaction from fans, TNA will be using Twitter more often for upcoming pay-per-view events. They can’t use Twitter that much during Impact Wrestling each week because it’s not live. The new Twitter presence is an idea of Dave Lagana’s although Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey are behind it bigRead More

Posted On March 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

TNA Contracts Expiring Soon, RVD Update, Prichard, Social Media

- There are several TNA contracts expiring in the near future, including X-Division Champion Austin Aries. – Rob Van Dam is not backstage at TV today, but does return to the weekend house show line up starting this week. – Bruce Prichard is not at television this week and is reportedly taking time off to deal with a personal issue. – The social media push we saw at Victory Road was said to be the idea of Dave Lagana.Read More

Posted On February 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Eric Bischoff Welcomes Dave Lagana To TNA

- Eric Bischoff officially welcomed Dave Lagana to TNA on his Facebook and Twitter accounts last night. Bischoff wrote: “Welcome David Lagana! Had the opportunity to work with David in WWE and learned to respect his knowledge of story structure and detail.” As noted before, Vince Russo and TNA have parted ways. While first word was that Lagana was stepping up into a backstage producer role, Bischoff’s welcome sounds like Lagana may have a creative team role after all.Read More

Posted On February 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Latest On The Vince Russo/Dave Lagana TNA Situation

Credit: PWInsider.com Despite rumors going around, Dave Lagana did not write the scripts for this week’s TNA Impact Wrestling tapings. Lagana will be handling some backstage production of vignettes, like he did at Against All Odds, and has been asked to provide feedback on TNA’s product when necessary. As of now, Lagana is not part of TNA’s creative team. In regards to Vince Russo’s status, nothing new has came out but sources have pointed out that Russo had a contract with TNA so he most likely won’t just be “freeRead More

Posted On February 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince Russo Removed As The Head Writer Of TNA Wrestling

Vince Russo has been replaced as the head writer of TNA Wrestling. Former WWE creative team member Dave Lagana is said to be taking over Russo’s duties, effective immediately. Bruce Prichard will remain Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Relations. Lagana tweeted the following messages on Sunday afternoon: “And we are off and running.” “The calm before the storm.” Lagana signed with TNA back in October and most recently has been booking TNA’s Ring Ka King Promotion in India. Lagana is backstage in Orlando for tonight’s Against All OddsRead More

Posted On October 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE & ROH Name Joins TNA Wrestling Creative Team

Former WWE writer and Ring of Honor iPPV producer Dave Lagana has posted the following: “…I leave Ring of Honor Wrestling to tackle new challenges. I’ve accepted a position as Director of Creative Writing with TNA Wrestling. My duties will be to focus solely on the development of new wrestling shows beyond the Impact Wrestling show. I’m excited to see what the future holds and thank everyone for the support over not only the last nine months of this site but through my entire career. Sincerely, David Lagana”Read More

Posted On October 4, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Post-Raw Show With Lilian Garcia & Maria

- Former WWE divas Lilian Garcia and Maria Kanellis took part in a post-RAW video show on Monday night along with former WWE creative team member Dave Lagana. You can watch their video show here:Read More

Posted On October 3, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Divas Congratulate Beth Phoenix, Post-RAW Radio Show

- Starting tonight and going forward each week, former WWE Divas Lilian Garcia and Maria Kanellis will be hosting an online post-RAW radio show at the After Buzz TV website. Former WWE writer Dave Lagana from IWantWrestling will also be appearing on the show. – Following Beth Phoenix winning the Divas championship at Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, several past and present divas congratulated her on Twitter: Trish Stratus: “Congrats to new @WWE #Divas Champ @TheBethPhoenix! 2nite #PinUpStrong conquers & @RealKellyKelly gets hungrier! Bidness is about to pick up”Read More

Posted On July 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE Writer Says CM Punk Was Mocked Backstage

Former WWE writer and ROH executive Dave Lagana recently wrote a new blog, focusing on WWE Superstar CM Punk: “The Anaconda Vice became one of the things that the agents picked on Punk for. Vince had mocked Punk in meetings by doing the wrist gesture and even instructed announcers to NOT mention his Muai Thai background. Everything that made Punk unique was questioned and mocked. ‘Don’t think people can relate to with a character who doesn’t have an occasional beer,’ said one agent. In 2006, Vince McMahon looked at PunkRead More

Posted On July 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More Former WWE Writers Discuss CM Punk’s Shoot Promo

Thanks to Dave Lagana for sending in the following: Your passion for wanting to hear great discussion has fueled this meteoric rise of this podcast. In the episode just released entitled “The Punk Promo”, I’ve assembled four more former WWE Writers to talk about it. Jensen Karp, Court Bauer, John Piermarini and Seth Mates all joined me individually to talk about their feelings on the angle. There is some discussion of what happens next Monday – so if you don’t want it to be spoiled – wait a week toRead More

Posted On February 23, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE Writers Discuss The Cena-Miz-Rock Feud

Former WWE writers Seth Mates and Dave Lagana have shared their ideas on the current feud between John Cena and The Rock. — Dave Lagana has updated his blog with a blog talking about John Cena’s battle rap from RAW where he responded to The Rock’s recent insults towards him. Lagana talks about: – How John Cena needed to get his “edge” back to combat the Rock – Why rapping every so often will keeps the haters off Cena’s back. – How the Cena rap character was discovered andy whyRead More

Posted On February 15, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Former WWE Writer Talks About The Rock’s Return

Former WWE writer Dave Lagana has updated his blog at IWantWrestling.com with his thoughts about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to WWE on Monday’s RAW. Lagana wrote: “Moments that stick with us are genuine. They can be manipulated but can’t be manufactured. Tonight in Anaheim, CA on Monday Night Raw was one of those moments. There were misdirections, there were leads, there were reports. But at 10:58pm Eastern it became a reality. The live reaction let you know immediately what was happening was big. The ripple effect on social mediaRead More