Pro Wrestling Torch Tag

– There was some snickering amongst the TNA locker room over company president Dixie Carter being made to look silly during the September 16 episode of iMPACT!. Eric Bischoff announced during the show that there would be a Three-way Match for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship at Bound for Glory. However, Carter overruled him by announcing a No Surrender rematch between Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle to determine which Superstar would face Mr. Anderson at the pay-per-view. The singles match concluded with a no decision, thus setting up a Three-WayRead More

Posted On October 7, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Reportedly Re-signs Team 3D, *Spoiler* On Future Plans

TNA Wrestling has reportedly re-signed Team 3D — Brother Ray and Brother Devon — to new contracts. It is said that the duo agreed to new contracts with the organization shortly before their appearance on last week’s Northeast house show loop. There is strong talk of splitting the pair upon their return to television, with Devon working as a babyface, and Ray working as a heel. Should the change occur, both will become singles wrestlers. The duo is expected to return to TNA Wrestling programming during tonight’s live iMPACT! broadcast.Read More
– TNA Wrestling will be holding several events over the next few days besides Sunday’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. For a complete schedule of events, click here. — Yesterday was TNA President Dixie Carter’s birthday. She turned 46 years old. — It was reported earlier that Kurt Angle was upset with Abyss over the monster wrestler dropping him on his head during their Steel Cage Match on last Thursday’s iMPACT!. To add further details, Angle leapt off the top of the cage and AbyssRead More
– The premiere of WWE SmackDown on Syfy scored a 1.7 cable rating, with 2.5 million viewers, making it the most watched Friday night on the network in two years. The program’s debut was considerably less than what it drew on MyNetworkTV, where it often garnered more than 3 million viewers on a weekly basis. The 2.5 million figure is down from the last released SmackDown viewership number, as the September 17 episode averaged 2.77 million viewers. (source: Pro Wrestling Torch) — The WWE website announced today that Rey MysterioRead More
– TNA Wrestling officials are hopeful that the disclosure of “They” at Bound for Glory will hook a number of fans to purchase the pay-per-view event. The widespread assumption amongst the TNA locker room is that “They” will be revealed as a combination of Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and possibly Jeff Jarrett. Though D’Angelo Dinero cut what was described as a ‘heelish promo’ on Thursday’s iMPACT!, many believe he, Sting and Kevin Nash will turn babyface once “They” is revealed. (source: Pro Wrestling Torch) — Jeff Hardy’s fiancée, Beth Britt,Read More
– Former WWE talent Ed Leslie (a/k/a Brutus Beefcake) said on the Miami sports talk radio show The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz Friday that he’s joining Hulk Hogan in TNA Wrestling. He noted they’re going to be “starting from scratch and going nWo style.” — Kurt Angle was said to be upset over Abyss dropping him on his head during a recent iMPACT! match. It was considered a botched maneuver on Abyss’ part. — Jeff Hardy’s next court date is scheduled for Monday, October 25. See *SEXY* newRead More
– TNA president Dixie Carter’s most recent teased talent acquisition failed to generate much buzz amongst the locker room. “Nobody talked about it because nobody cared,” a TNA source told the Pro Wrestling Torch. “No one is big enough to make a splash in our ratings.” Others in the company echoed similar thoughts as the general feeling is that it will take a creative overhaul to make a significant change, not a talent acquisition. — Today is TNA Spanish color commentator Hector Guerrero’s birthday. He turns 56 years old. —Read More
sources: Pro Wrestling Torch, PWInsider.com — Hernandez has not been on hand for TNA events in recent months because he is on loan to the Mexican based AAA promotion due to a talent exchange. Management has lost faith in pushing him as a singles star because his ring work has not progressed at the rate they feel it should. — TNA Wrestling has announced that Bound For Glory, scheduled for Sunday, October 10, will be available in high-definition via DIRECTV’s satellite system. — Kurt Angle’s fiancé, actress Giovanna Yannotti, announcedRead More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena Heel Turn Being Discussed By WWE Officials

The possibility of turning John Cena heel has been discussed much more seriously than in the past, according to the Pro Wrestling Torch. Vince McMahon made it clear when the idea was previously broached that it would not even be considered due to the tremendous amount of revenue Cena draws via merchandise. While there doesn’t appear to be any firm plan in place, McMahon has since changed his tune on the subject as he is now open to listening to suggestions. Meanwhile, this week’s issue of Figure Four Weekly addsRead More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On WWE Unifying World Titles, Y2J Gets Stretchered, More

– Vince McMahon has gone back and forth on the time frame for unifying the World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Championship, reports the Pro Wrestling Torch. At times he has wanted the unification to take place within 30 days, but company officials have urged him to wait until WrestleMania XXVII. Many within the company feel they need to place the titles on the proper people and position them strongly in order to make the unification match a major event. Though McMahon has come off adamant about unifying the titles,Read More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Creative Happy Over Steph’s Hiatus, Maryse Makes Mistake, More

sources: PWInsider.com, Pro Wrestling Torch — During last night’s backstage segment with Ted DiBiase and Maryse on Raw, the WWE Diva read a note and stated in French, “La semaine dernière, t’étais à moi,” which in English translates to “Last week, you were mine.” When DiBiase told her to speak n English, she replied, “Next week, you’ll be mine.” — The pre-sale for the Raw taping taking place December 6 at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Kentucky is MONDAY. The pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. —Read More

Posted On September 27, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon’s View Of Cody Rhodes, SD Star Weds, More

sources: Pro Wrestling Torch, Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Cody Rhodes’ lack of major push is said to be attributed to Vince McMahon’s lack of faith in the second generation wrestler. “Cody Rhodes is capable of a breakout, but Vince McMahon just can’t commit to him,” said a WWE source. “He thinks he overacts.” — The writing for weekly episodes of NXT is said to be a collaborative effort. While lead Raw writer Ed Koskey heads the show’s creative effort, former Kevin Dunn assistant Jen Bloodsworth has great input in theRead More

Posted On September 26, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

McMahon ‘Mortified’ Over Nexus T-Shirt Sales, Blood Edited Off NXT

– World Wrestling Entertainment’s symbolic Nexus T-shirt has been a huge flop in terms of sales. According to a company source, Vince McMahon was ‘mortified’ when he was shown the latest merchandising report on Nexus shirts. — Rookie Diva Kaitlyn was accidentally bloodied at some point during Tuesday’s episode of NXT. Seeing as it was a taped show, WWE managed to edit around it. Post-match, Michelle McCool delivered a very stiff kick to Kaitlyn’s head, although it is believed that she didn’t cause her to bleed. — A World HeavyweightRead More