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Posted On January 4, 2013By Siddharth GroverIn Columns

Is The Great Khali Really Liked In India?

Before you make any conclusions, realize that this article is written by an Indian writer. Numerous wrestling fans from various countries often have the same opinion about the Great Khali, which always go like this. “The Great Khali is horrible, but everyone in India loves him.” This opinion has been the norm for multiple years, beginning from when the Great Khali debuted in the WWE. Often called boring and monotonous, the Great Khali received criticism from everywhere: article, media, fans and sometimes even the backstage wrestlers. But, the excuse forRead More

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

Legendary Indian Wrestler Passes Away, Duggan Slams Vince Russo

- India’s legendary professional wrestler, Dara Singh passed away Thursday morning at the age of 83 due to cardiac arrest. Singh wrestled internationally from the 1940’s through 1983, and announced his retirement. He went on to have a successful movie career in India, and was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996. William Regal commented on Singh’s passing on Twitter. “Very sad indeed to hear of the passing of the legendary Wrestler Dara Singh.I wrestled for him in India in 1992.A truly elegant gentleman.” Jim RossRead More
- We noted before that Chris Masters lost to Robbie E in a dark match before the June 7th Impact tapings. Masters worked TNA’s Ring Ka King events in India and Jeff Jarrett was very high on him. However, Jarrett has no decision making power right now when it comes to talent. – Some people in TNA believe that Scott Steiner’s Twitter rants are being done because he’s trying to get Jeff Jarrett, who he’s tight with, back into power. – Word is that the current storyline with Dixie CarterRead More

Posted On June 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Chris Masters Works TNA Tryout Match At Thursday’s Impact

Chris Masters worked a dark match/tryout match before the live Impact Wrestling this week. Masters lost to Robbie E. The crowd popped big for him and some were chanting for the Masterlock. Masters was a part of the Ring Ka King promotion in India.Read More

Posted On April 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bound For Glory PPV Plans, Early Lockdown PPV Buys, Impact

- Matches for tonight’s TNA Impact Wrestling include Bully Ray vs. TV Champion Devon, Kurt Angle vs. Anarquia, Robbie E. vs. Alex Silva, Brooke Tessmacher vs. Gail Kim plus tag team action with Daniels & Kazarian vs. Magnus & Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Hardy & Mr. Anderson. – TNA’s Ring Ka King promotion in India finished up its run on Colours over the weekend. No word yet on the future of the promotion. No new tapings have been announced yet for a second season. – Early numbers on the TNARead More

Posted On April 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Steiner Continues Trashing TNA Executives, Slams Abyss Storyline

Scott Steiner, who parted ways with TNA Wrestling two weeks ago, has continued to fire off messages on his Twitter account trashing his former employer’s brain trust, particularly Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard. He says TNA is sinking under their watch and their tactics have instilled fear among employees. “Big Poppa Pump” also sounds off on TNA not acknowledging the ratings success of Indian based promotion Ring Ka King, the Abyss brother storyline, Garett Bischoff, cutting costs in catering and more. Steiner says: With all the media coverageRead 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
– California based independent wrestler Joey Ryan is competing in a contest put on by Major League Baseball in which the winner moves to New York City for the upcoming season. The contest, which is determined by votes, has been narrowed down to 50 finalists and concludes on February 22. To view his video entry, which was filmed at the Ring Ka King tapings in India, click here. — WWE Magazine has released a special edition WrestleMania issue. — Friday would have marked as Louie Spicolli’s 41st birthday. The veteranRead More

Posted On January 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jack Swagger Speaks At FCW, New Triple H Gear, Mike Knox

- WWE’s shop website is now taking pre-orders for a Triple H “Call to War” t-shirt. On a related note, Mikel sent word that the WWE shop website now has Evan Bourne’s t-shirt marked down 60%. – Former WWE Superstar Mike Knox is not working for TNA’s Ring Ka King promotion. The tweet from Luke Gallows was referring to the two teaming together in Japan, not India. – Below is video of WWE United States Champion Jack Swagger speaking candidly to the crowd at last week’s FCW show in PuntaRead More

Posted On January 20, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Sting Releases YouTube Video, Match Announced For AAO, More

– The official Facebook page of Impact Wrestling has announced that Crimson and Matt Morgan will defend the World Tag Team Championship against Magnus and Samoa Joe on February 12, 2012 at Against All Odds. — Rosita is advertised to appear at the Steel City Con, which takes place March 2-4, 2012 at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. — The cast of Ring Ka King are presently in India to tape thirteen episodes for the promotion, which debuts on Colors on January 28, 2012. Angelina Love is workingRead More
– The January 12, 2012 episode of Impact Wrestling drew a 1.12 cable rating. Last week’s show drew a 1.11. The program averaged 1,600,000 viewers, the same as last week. This nearly matches the 2011 yearly average of 1,610,000 viewers. — Matt Morgan and Gail Kim appear at Direct Auto Insurance 700 North Military Highway Norfolk, Virginia on February 12, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 757-455-9072 for more information. — Chavo Guerrero is featured in a promotional advertisement for Ring Ka King, TNA Wrestling’s professional wrestling promotionRead More

Posted On December 26, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Commercial For Ring Ka King, Indy Wrestlers Receiving Tryout

– Colors has released the the first promotional advertisement for Ring Ka King, TNA Wrestling’s satellite promotion from India. The program debuts on the network the weekend of January 14, 2012. TNA Wrestling produced the first 13 episodes of the series last week. — Independent wrestlers Vik Dalishus will face Hale Collins at this Friday’s Impact Wrestling World Tour event at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, which starts at 7:30 p.m. The match will serve as a tryout for TNA Wrestling. Dalishus, whose real name is RobRead More

Posted On December 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former WWE Star Expected To Join TNA, Hogan Video Game Ripped

– Official XBOX Magazine named Hulk Hogan’s Main Event the worst video game of 2011. The magazine writes, “This atrocity earns the loudest jeers from us for not only being the least interactive Kinect game to date, but also wasting a great idea (mimicking lavish pro-wrestling entrances) and taking up precious landfill space that could’ve been filled with something more pleasant, like hazardous waste. This game would have been a strong contender for the year’s worst game if it were a $5 XBLA download. At $50, it’s the financial equivalentRead More

Posted On December 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Detailed Report From Ring Ka King Show (TNA India)

PWMania.com reader Himanshu Doi sent in the following report and images from Wednesday’s Ring Ka King show from Pune, India: I attended the fourth and what might be the final day of taping of the month for the upcoming wrestling show on Colors “Ring Ka King” at Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune. Here are the spoilers: – The taping began with a segment involving Jazzy Lahoria who was the “Commissioner of Ring Ka King”, Matt Morgan, Magnus, Abyss, Steiner, Sonjay Dutt, Doctor Nicholas Dinsmore, some Indian wrestlers and Indian cricketer HarbhajanRead More

Posted On December 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Full Details On Ring Ka King – TNA’s New Indian Promotion

TNA has officially launched their new Indian promotion, called Ring Ka King (which means King of the Ring). The first set of tapings are taking place this week. Ring Ka King will debut on India’s The Colors Network on January 14th and will air 26 episodes over 13 weeks. The promotion will feature 20 American wrestlers and 10 Indian wrestlers, trained by Savio Vega, Sonjay Dutt, and Nick Dinsmore (“Eugene”). According to TNA sources and several wrestlers who are on the tour, the production values and the set are saidRead More

Posted On December 20, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA’s India Promotion Named, Talent Comment On First Show

Matt Morgan stated on Twitter that TNA Wrestling’s offshoot India promotion is named Ring Ka King, which means King of the Ring. He, as well as several other talents including Mickie James, Magnus, Harry Smith, Luke Gallows, Chavo Guerrero and Shawn Daivari, are in Mumbai this week taping the first footage for their planned debut on the television network Colors. Regarding the experience, Morgan said, “Ring Ka King’s first TV show went really well and these fans are getting one helluva wrestling product! Roster is a great one and EndemolRead More

Posted On December 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Chris Masters’ Character For TNA India, Knockout Wins Award

– TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter announced on Twitter that Rosita has been named Pro Wrestling Illustrated‘s Inspirational Wrestler of the Year. Rosita commented, “HUGE THANK YOU to Impact Wrestling, Dixie Carter, PWI Magazine and all the fans for this amazing award and for their love and support. It means THE WORLD to me and it is truly an honor for myself, my Dad and my family. Thank you.” — Bobby Roode is featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Wrestler. — Chris Masters says his characterRead More
– Mickie James is a late addition to TNA Wrestling’s satellite promotion based in India, which is conducting television tapings this week and next month. — Devon hit an important milestone Tuesday. He tweeted, “Today makes 20 years I’ve been in this business. Hope to do 20 more. thank you to the fans. For being there. With you it could not have been.” — As reported earlier, Kim Neilson, who appeared for TNA Wrestling from 2002 to 2004 as Desire, is a contestant on the upcoming season of the NBCRead More
– TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter was recently profiled in The Tennessean. She spoke with reporter Bobby Allyn about the marketing and business of professional wrestling and the TV market to which it appeals. The interview is available here. — Eric Young, Robbie E and Winter are scheduled to compete at tonight’s Family Wrestling Entertainment event at 3 Legged Dog Studios (located on 80 Greenwich Street, New York, New York). Visit www.fwewrestling.com for more information. — Sunday at Final Resolution, Jeff Jarrett was defeated by Jeff Hardy in a SteelRead More