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Shane Douglas appeared on Busted Open, which airs every Monday and Wednesday on Sirius 92 and XM 207 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Highlights from the interview are as follows: Douglas on TNA Hardcore Justice: “They invited me, and offered such a ridiculously low sum of money, that I said “shove it up your backside.” When I had wrestled Chris Daniels at the PPV up in Auburn Hills, between the 2 televisions and the PPV itself, I made close to $12,000 dollars for those three appearances. They offered me forRead More
– Tonight and tomorrow night’s Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando, Florida will focus heavily on Dixie Carter regaining control of TNA Wrestling and Hulk Hogan’s babyface turn. Therefore, a number of wrestlers who are considered regulars will be left off both events. Meanwhile, Hogan donned his trademark “Hulkamania” red and yellow colors in an in-ring segment with Sting that will air on Thursday’s show. — Gail Kim returned to TNA Wrestling as a heel aligned with Karen Jarrett. The segment will air on Thursday’s show. *SPOILER PHOTOS* Gail Kim returns,Read More

Posted On October 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Title Change At Bound For Glory, Hogan’s Big Turn, Turning Point

- TNA Knockout Velvet Sky won the Knockouts Title from Winter tonight at Bound For Glory by defeating her, Mickie James and Madison Rayne in a Four Corners Match. This Velvet’s first reign with the title. There were no other title changes at tonight’s pay-per-view. The World Heavyweight Title match between Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode ended in controversial fashion as Angle got the pin by using the ropes for leverage. – TNA’s next pay-per-view will be Turning Point and will take place on November 13th from Orlando, Florida. –Read More

Posted On August 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Announces Hardy’s Release, Helms Goes On The Attack

TNA Wrestling announced Saturday on their official website that Matt Hardy has been released from its roster. Their statement reads: “TNA today released IMPACT WRESTLING star Matt Hardy from its roster. Hardy was already under suspension from the company.” His bio was also removed from the website’s roster page. F4WOnline.com reports that company president Dixie Carter made the decision to terminate Hardy’s contract following his arrest earlier in the day in North Carolina for driving while intoxicated. Meanwhile, Shane Helms has posted several messages on Twitter in defense of hisRead More

Posted On July 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Orlando Jordan Released From Impact Wrestling

Impact Wrestling has released Orlando Jordan. As we’ve been reporting, the company has been focusing on trimming their roster down because of budget concerns. An edict came down from Janice Carter several weeks ago as she wanted to see the talent roster cut to about twenty workers. The releases are not expected to happen in large clumps but were expected to begin after last night’s Destination X pay-per-view. I’m told Dixie Carter has been fighting the releases in the evaluation process.Read More

Posted On May 10, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Hulk Hogan Says He Could Wrestle Again & More

Arda Ocal & Jimmy Korderas of R.A.W. Radio spoke with Hulk Hogan. Highlights: Hulk talks about his upcoming rare independent booking, May 14 in Brantford, ON for cwiwrestling.com What is the #1 thing Hogan feels TNA needs to do to improve and grow? What did Bobby Roode do wrong in his last promo on Impact? What it the mindset in TNA right now – is it to build stars from within or to find stars from the outside (with Goldberg as an example)? How have things turned around in TNARead More
– TNAWrestling.com has announced the following three matches for TNA Sacrifice, which takes place May 15 on pay-per-view. TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match Sting vs. Rob Van Dam X Division Championship Match Kazarian vs. Max Buck Abyss vs. Crimson — TNA Slammiversary will take place on June 12 at the Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida. — TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter posted her first message on Twitter today in nearly two months. She wrote, “My thoughts & prayers are with all those effected by the horrible storms yesterday and today.Read More
The Honky Tonk Man claimed on his weekly podcast on Monday (audio available at www.htmradio.com) that Karen Jarrett (formerly Angle) is the alleged victim of a sexual harassment lawsuit against TNA Wrestling. The former WWE Intercontinental Champion says Karen was sexually harassed by TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter’s husband Serge Salinas. He says a settlement was reached and that “part of the deal” involved Karen being given her job back with TNA Wrestling. He claims Carter was removed from television earlier this year due to the lawsuit. The Honky TonkRead More

Posted On March 30, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Rob Van Dam Reveals Who Convinced Him To Join TNA

In a recent interview conducted for The UK Sun, Rob Van Dam had the following to say about leaving WWE, working there, and joining TNA: “When my contract ended with the WWE, TNA tried to get me straight away but I said no. Eric Bischoff called me, Dixie Carter called me, even Jason Hervey picked up the phone. But I said to myself that they were not serious because (Hulk) Hogan hadn’t called yet … Then he did, I was doing my radio show and Hogan called in. The guyRead More

Posted On March 10, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Angle Says He’ll Never Return To WWE & Speaks On Rock & Cena

In an interview with the UK Sun, Kurt Angle says he will never be back in WWE and plans to stay with TNA until he retires. Here are some highlights of what Angle said about: His Future In Pro Wrestling: “My contract comes up in August/September. I’m going to re-evaluate. But I am NOT going anywhere else. I will stay in TNA, I just need to see how much I’m going to be wresting for them, whether part time or whatever amount of time, but I’m very happy in TNA.Read More
– Mickie James headlines !BANG! TV on March 26 in Ocala, Florida at the Funking Conservatory Wrestling Sound Stage. Visit www.Dory-Funk.com for more information. — Dixie Carter will be appearing at the TNA Wrestling booth at this weekend’s Arnold Fitness Expo in Columbus, Ohio. — Shark Boy announced on his official website that he requested his release from TNA Wrestling, which was granted. “I have officially requested and been granted my release from TNA Wrestling,” he wrote. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at TNA forRead More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Looking To Focus On Younger Wrestlers, Reaction To Ratings

Amongst TNA Wrestling officials, there has been talk of changing the focus from “big name” veteran stars of yesteryear to the younger performers in the organization. One source stated that the members of Fortune—AJ Styles, James Storm, Robert Roode and Kazarian—would be among the top babyfaces in the company and that “it would be interesting to see” what happens when the contracts of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair come due. However, the source added that while creative is behind the proposition, plans could easily change. The source feels that Impact‘sRead More

Posted On February 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Wrestler Highly Skeptical Of Sting Joining WWE

One TNA wrestler is ‘highly skeptical’ about the possibility of Sting joining World Wrestling Entertainment since the multi-time wrestling champion has openly expressed mistrust when it comes to working for Vince McMahon. Sting feels he has to be carried through matches, and he’s developed a level of trust with several TNA wrestlers. Many people within the industry consider Sting to be absent minded in the squared circle. Wrestlers who have worked with him over the years have stated that he often forgets spots and has to be carried by hisRead More

Posted On February 7, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jeff Hardy TNA Title Win Scrapped, Hogan In New Movie, Nash

- Dave Meltzer reports that Kevin Nash actually signed a contract with TNA in January but Dixie Carter signed his release on the Friday before WWE’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view. – Speaking of Nash, he appeared on X-Pac’s show on Cowhead.tv and said that the “tipping point” that lead to him leaving TNA was the recent episode of TNA iMPACT! where Kurt Angle destroyed the members of Immortal. Nash said that after that episode of iMPACT, he and his wife felt that returning to TNA was not in his best interest.Read More
– The February 3 episode of TNA iMPACT! drew a 1.30 cable rating and averaged 1.95 million viewers. Last week’s show garnered a 1.28 rating, which was the program’s highest number since October 14. TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter indicated on Twitter that it was their second highest rated show ever on Thursday night. She wrote, “Last night was our 2nd highest rated Thursday night iMPACT! ever!! Thank you all so much!! Lots of great TV coming up… Stay tuned.” — Tommy Dreamer is off television now because creative teamRead More

Posted On February 4, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Nash On His WWE Legends Deal, Reaction To Him Leaving TNA

WWE star Kevin Nash appeared on Tha O Show with Big Daddy Donnie this week and this to say about the following topics: His Business Relationship with Dixie Carter: “If I had have walked into an office and went to Dixie and said this is what I want to do and this is what will make me happy, Dixie would have signed off on it in 30 seconds.” Triple H Not Working The Rumble: “Paul had no desire at that point [to get in the ring]. He is working inRead More
– Former TNA Wrestling production manager Randy Ricci noted on his blog that a ‘reliable source’ informed him that top brass such as Dixie Carter, Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff are very hopeful that the “They” storyline “saves the company.” Ricci adds that the storyline is being built off Karen and Jeff Jarrett’s ‘real live heat’ with Kurt Angle and that any employee against the angle is considered to be working against the company and thus may be terminated. — Sting, who is rumored to be returning to TNA Wrestling,Read More

Posted On December 26, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Goldust Reveals His Severe Drug Problems While With TNA

WWE talent Dustin Rhodes (a/k/a Goldust) speaks frankly and openly about his journey through the professional wrestling industry in his newly released autobiography, Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness. He gives a no-holds barred account of his severe drug problems, which notably persisted during his two stints with TNA Wrestling. In the book, he admits that his issues had worsened to the point that he was using cocaine prior to matches for the organization in 2005. Regarding this, he wrote: “Eventually, and thanks to my dad, I started workingRead More

Posted On December 22, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Dixie On Celebs Contacting TNA, TNA Honored For UK Tour, More

- IQ Magazine has named TNA’s Maximum iMPACT tour of the UK earlier this year as their Best Sports Production of 2010. – Former WWE and TNA star BG James is now on Twitter at @BGRoadDoggJames. – Dixie Carter wrote the following on Twitter yesterday: “Several celebrities have been in contact with TNA about taking part in our Eliminate The Hate campaign – great to hear so many want to help!”Read More