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Wrestling superstar and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle recently filmed a “Funny or Die” video, also featuring Rob Van Dam. Angle tries out for the 2012 Olympic team sixteen years after winning the gold.Read More

Posted On July 24, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: My state of the WWE address

Now that the “historic” 1,000th episode of Raw is behind us, I wanted to give my state of the WWE address. It’d be too easy to sit here and drink up the Kool-Aid that WWE gives us every week and say “it’s the best thing ever”, but the fact is that WWE is in need of a shake-up, even although they’re doing a lot of things right just now. The major champions (Punk & Sheamus) are being booked strongly and they’re in the middle of long title reigns, but forRead More
- On Backstage Fallout, John Cena was asked about unsuccessfully cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase on Raw against CM Punk. He responded, “My mistake.” Cena continues, “We all know I’ve had issues with CM Punk in the past, but it’s been (pause), the word respect comes up. If you’re the champ, nobody has any loyalty to anything. The word respect comes to mind, even when we’re at each other’s throats. It just a respect. I go back to Money in the Bank when Vince went to throwRead More
- WWE returns to the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania on October 20th, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale July 28th, 2012 at 10 AM. – WWE ’13 designer Bryan Williams was asked about the most frustrating aspect of creating WWE video games each year. Williams wrote the following on his Twitter. “Keeping current with the WWE. Things change so frequently during production of the game. Definitely frustrating.” – Kurt Angle responded to rumors on if he’ll be in WWE ’13, he wrote on his Twitter, “Dont KnowRead More
- Twelve-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, 43, wed his girlfriend of two years, actress Giovanna Yannotti, 25, Friday. It is his second marriage after divorcing Karen Smedley, now known as Karen Jarrett, in 2008. He also announced big news. “I’m Married! Kyra Kody Giuliana @ Guess What? We’re Due to Have Another Baby. Life is Awesome!” Angle tweeted. The couple already have one child together; on January 22, 2011, Yannotti gave birth to a daughter named Giuliana Marie Angle. – A “Bound For Glory Series” matchRead More

Posted On July 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Impact Wrestling Results – July 19, 2012

The eighth live Impact of TNA’s summer series opened with a video package recapping recent events, focusing on the A.J. Styles/Claire baby drama storyline and the Aces & Eights group setting up an attack on Hulk Hogan and Sting at the end of last week’s show. Announcers: TNA cut to Mike Tenay and Taz on-camera at the Impact Zone with no sound in the background. They recapped the attacks on Hogan and Sting, then showed a photo of Hogan in the hospital. Taz said they hope to see Hogan backRead More

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

Kurt Angle Pulls Out Of Hall Of Fame Ceremony

According to WCFcourier.com, Kurt Angle had to pull out of the Gable Museum Pro Hall of Fame ceremonies due to a conflict with his obligations to TNA Wrestling. Among the honorees this weekend will be Don Curtis, John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL), Joe Laurinaitis (Road Warrior Animal), Dan Severn and and journalist Bill Apter.Read More
Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian recently joined Monday Night Mayhem’s for an interview. Here are interview highlights. Gelling together successfully in such a short time: (Kaz) “We’re renowned for our singles work, especially here in TNA, but we have known each other for the better part of 14 years. The chemistry is there, along with the mutual respect and friendship. Right now, when we are on our game, there’s nobody better than us, and we’re begging teams to come to TNA at this point.” (Daniels) “The reason me and FrankieRead More
- Samoa Joe became the leader in TNA’s Bound For Glory Series by defeating Kurt Angle at Destination X. Here’s the updated listing: 1. Samoa Joe – 37 points 2. James Storm – 36 points 3. Jeff Hardy – 21 points 4. Kurt Angle – 20 points 5. Magnus – 14 points 6. Mr. Anderson – 9 points 7. The Pope – 7 points 7. Rob Van Dam – 7 points 8. Daniels – 5 points 9. Bully Ray – 0 points 9. Robbie E. – 0 points 9. AJRead More
- Rosita, who has not appeared on Impact Wrestling since April 17, says she is still affiliated with TNA Wrestling despite her lengthy absence. “For those who keep asking, YES I am still with iMPACT Wrestling,” she wrote on Twitter. “And don’t you worry, I plan on returning and making an IMPACT ‪#nevergiveup‬.” – Chris Masters was asked via Twitter whether he is joining TNA Wrestling after participating in a dark match prior to the June 14 Impact Wrestling broadcast. He responded, “Ask [Dixie Carter]. She said she would beRead More
WrestleShark.com recently caught up with former WWE $1,000,000 Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder to discuss his time in the company and plans for the future. Here are some of the highlights below. The full interview, including his thoughts about the other Tough Enough contestants, training with Hardcore Holly, the infamous Kurt Angle shoot on Smackdown, his opinion of Al Snow as a trainer, his time in ROH and launching the MyLifeMyPower anti-bullying charity can be found here or by searching WrestleShark in the iTunes store. Daniel Puder tries to makeRead More

Posted On June 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Three More Matches Announced For TNA Destination X

TNA Wrestling held a media conference call on Thursday afternoon to hype the upcoming Destination X pay-per-view. During the call, three new matches were announced for the show: Last Man Standing Match: A.J. Styles vs. Christopher Daniels Bound For Glory Series Match: Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe Ultimate X Match: Participants TBA, Winner Will Be The New X Division Champion These matches are in addition to the previously announced main event of TNA Champion Bobby Roode defending against Austin Aries. TNA Destination X takes place on Sunday, July 8th fromRead More

Posted On June 25, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Update On The TNA Bound For Glory Series, Gutcheck Latest

- Independent women’s wrestlers LuFisto and Courtney Rush took part in a Gutcheck segment at this weekend’s TNA live event in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. No word yet if either of them will be brought to Impact for a live Gutcheck. – TNA’s Bound For Glory Series continued at Sunday night’s live event in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. James Storm and Mr. Anderson wrestled to a time limit draw and earned 2 Points each. Here are the updated standings after this weekend: * James Storm – 36 Points * Samoa Joe –Read More

Posted On June 22, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Updated Standings For TNA Bound For Glory Series & More

- TNA will hold the following Bound For Glory Series matches at TNA live events this weekend: * James Storm vs. Robbie E, Samoa Joe vs. Mr. Anderson in Buffalo, NY * Kurt Angle vs. Daniels, Robbie E vs. Samoa Joe in Oshawa, Ontario * Mr. Anderson vs. James Storm in Hamilton, Ontario James Storm leads the BFG Series coming out of last night’s Impact. Here are the updated listings: 1. James Storm 2. Kurt Angle 3. (tied) Mr. Anderson 3. (tied) Magnus 3. (tied) Jeff Hardy 3. (tied) TheRead More

Posted On June 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon Upset Over WWE DVD, WWE’s Greatest Champions

- Jerry Lawler said during a Q&A session on Sunday that Vince McMahon was upset over WWE’s Top 50 Superstars of All-Time DVD because he didn’t want to rank stars 1-50 so he could avoid upsetting people. Lawler (and Jim Ross) noted that the list is subjective and impossible to rank without established criteria. – WWE.com is featuring an article counting down the Top 10 Greatest World Champions of the 21st Century. The list is as follows. #10: Booker T #9: Kurt Angle #8: Chris Jericho #7: Batista #6: RandyRead More

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

TNA Announces New Monthly PPV Series: “Unfinished Business”

TNA Wrestling issued the following press release today: TNA’S IMPACT WRESTLING LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO ON DEMAND PAY-PER-VIEW CONTENT STARTING IN JUNE! CHECK YOUR CABLE AND SATELLITE “VIDEO ON DEMAND” LISTINGS FOR AVAILABILITY NASHVILLE, TN- (June 8, 2012) — TNA IMPACT WRESTLING announced new video on demand Pay-Per-View content starting in June. “TNA Greatest Moments” is a three-hour program taking a look back at the events that shaped TNA featuring Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Sting, Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, RVD and many more of your favorite Stars. Check your cable orRead More

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

Video: Impact Wrestling Post Show – June 7, 2012

Here is this week’s TNA Impact Post Show with Kurt Angle, Crimson, and Daniels & Kazarian.Read More

Posted On June 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Official Impact Preview: Contract Signing, Six-Man Main Event

Here is the official preview for tonight’s episode of Impact Wrestling: THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF PRO WRESTLING – TNA IMPACT WRESTLING LIVE ON SPIKE TV | NEW TIME SLOT OF 8:00p.m./ET FOR LIVE ACTION AND MUCH MORE Preview Thursday’s IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast LIVE on SpikeTV at 8/7c – The road to the June 10 Slammiversary epic event continues – Thursday’s LIVE broadcast will feature a huge six-man main event, just days before Slammiversary: World Heavyweight Bobby Roode, Daniels and Kazarian vs. Sting, AJ Styles and Kurt Angle – More onRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Video: Thursday’s Live Impact Wrestling Main Event Revealed

Here is the official preview for this Thursday’s Impact Wrestling below. The preview is advertising a six-man tag team match for the show, featuring TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode and TNA Tag Team Champions Kazarian and Daniels vs. Sting, Kurt Angle and AJ Styles:Read More