Pro Wrestling Torch Tag

– Christopher Daniels was originally scheduled to return to TNA Wrestling as the Suicide character, but plans were ultimately changed. He reached out to WWE during his hiatus from the Nashville based organization, but failed to secure a contract. The feeling within WWE was that he is too small, not to mention old as he is 40. He has continued to appear for Ring of Honor while also working for TNA Wrestling. — Inc Ink. vs. Douglas Williams and Magnus is the featured match on this week’s episode of TNARead More

Posted On April 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Hulk Hogan – Expected To Return To The Ring

TNA Wrestling personnel indicate that Hulk Hogan is or was seriously considering the idea of returning to the ring for the Lethal Lockdown Cage Match between Immortal and Fortune at this Sunday’s Lockdown pay-per-view event. It’s being said that if Hogan is up for wrestling, the bout would be turned into a five-on-five match with AJ Styles joining Fortune. However, many believe the idea was scrapped since it hasn’t been promoted or teased on iMPACT!. Barring a physical setback, the general feeling is that Hogan will return to the ringRead More

Posted On April 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

John Cena & Randy Orton Pay Tribute To Edge Following Raw

After Raw went off the air, Randy Orton gave the RKO to Alex Riley. John Cena then gave the Attitude Adjustment to The Miz. Both Cena and Orton paid their respects to Edge, who announced earlier in the show that he would never compete again due to a serious spinal condition. Cena referred to him by his real name, Adam Copeland. Cena recalled Edge winning the WWE Championship from him in the Elimination Chamber and that people thought he would never amount to more than a tag team champion. CenaRead More
– Yoshi Tatsu beat Ted DiBiase in a dark match prior to tonight’s Raw broadcast in Bridgeport, Connecticut. — WWE United Champion Sheamus was seen in Dublin, Ireland this morning, which would indicate that he won’t be on hand for tonight’s Raw. He did promotional work yesterday in Qatar for an upcoming event. — Jim Ross was said to be upset backstage last week at Raw after being squirted in his eyes with barbecue sauce by Michael Cole during the live telecast. Ross, who has vision problems, was upset thatRead More

Posted On April 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Backstage Feeling On What Holds John Morrison Back In WWE

Former WWE creative team member John Piermarini stated in a blog post earlier this year that Vince McMahon believes John Morrison “can’t kick anyone’s ass in a real fight” and therefore won’t achieve the success many have pegged him for. That’s not the only criticism being levied towards “The Prince of Parkour” as the Pro Wrestling Torch reports that many people within WWE feel he comes off as if he’s performing in his matches, as opposed to fighting. This holds him back, as does his relationship with Melina and theRead More
– Shane McMahon was not on hand for last week’s WrestleMania festivities. Vince and Linda McMahon still see his children, and he still has a good relationship with Stephanie, but the belief is that he has no plans on ever returning to WWE. The Pro Wrestling Torch speculates that Shane, who was at one point pegged as Vince’s successor, mainly parted ways with the organization last year because he has absolutely no interest in dealing with the corporate politics. It was announced last August that McMahon had signed a dealRead More
– Mick Foley appears tomorrow on CNN Headline News from 4 to 5 p.m. to discuss RAINN, as well as his #10forRAINN Twitter Campaign to raise donations and awareness for the anti-sexual violence organization. More details are available here. — Mexican America member Anarquia has been added to TNAWrestling.com’s roster page. — Former TNA Knockout Traci Brooks worked this weekend’s TNA Wrestling live event tour, answering TNA Women’s Knockout Champion Madison Rayne’s “Open Challenge” on three consecutive shows. Rayne beat Brooks in Erie, PA and Cleveland, OH, but came upRead More

Posted On April 7, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Divas Upset With Taking A Backseat To Trish Stratus

It was reported yesterday that there is backstage heat on John Morrison and Melina as a result of their behind the scenes treatment of Trish Stratus. It was claimed that either he or Melina, his girlfriend, felt Stratus took her spot at Wrestlemania XXVII. Morrison rejected various ideas Stratus had for the match and was said to be very difficult to work with. During the live performance, Morrison appeared visibly cold to Status, not making eye contact with her and dodging her following its conclusion. Morrison’s treatment of Stratus reportedlyRead More
There is backstage heat on both John Morrison and Melina, reports Pro Wrestling Torch. It centers around the Six-Person Mixed Tag Team Match at Wrestlemania XXVII, which saw Morrison repeatedly brush partner Trish Stratus off. During their post-match celebration, Stratus hugged Snooki and went to hug Morrison, but he had already turned his back on her. Morrison then led Snooki to the corner of the ring and used the Jersey Shore star as a shield, to guard himself from Stratus. The backstory behind Morrison’s awkward body language is that eitherRead More
– Randy Orton said on Twitter that WWE’s upcoming DVD on “The Viper” will be released in September and that he’ll post a link to a teaser clip soon. The working title for the product is The Randy Orton Experience. — Dolph Ziggler is en route to Turkey to promote WWE’s upcoming tour in the country. — CM Punk took aim at the Rookies of NXT today on Twitter, writing: “The NXT rookies are SO passionate about our sport they can’t even remember what happened at wrestlemania two nights before.Read More
– John Cena donned a new red T-Shirt at this afternoon’s WrestleMania XXVII press conference. — Talent and officials from Florida Championship Wrestling are on-hand for WrestleMania XXVII in case they are needed for extra roles. — The United States Championship Match between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan was bumped off the WrestleMania XXVII pay-per-view broadcast and turned into a dark match featuring Lumberjacks. The match turned into a brawl and SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long changed it to a battle royal. The Great Khali last eliminated Sheamus. The belt, however,Read More

Posted On April 2, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

HBK Teases Interference In Undertaker vs. Triple H Match

At this morning’s WrestleMania Axxess Q&A session, Shawn Michaels teased involving himself in The Undertaker vs. Triple H match at WrestleMania XXVII tomorrow. When asked about Triple H ending “The Streak,” Michaels said, “I’m not sure I can let him do what I couldn’t.” He then commented on whether he plans to interfere in the match, saying, “I’ll do everything I can not to stick my nose in. Maybe.” He added, “Do you ever find that you’re meanest to the people you love the most? If I ruined his chancesRead More

Posted On March 31, 2011By Keelan BaldersonIn News

Orton Being Held Back? HHH Wants Legitimate HOF

During an interview with the Pro Wrestling Torch, ex-WWE creative team member John Piermarini suggested that Randy Orton is being held back: “Randy Orton would have been the perfect adversary for “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in the Attitude Era. I think he would have worked great there. I think he can work now, I just think Randy Orton is almost – the way we wanted to do it was, “Look, the kids have got John Cena and the 18-year-olds have Randy Orton.” The thing is, what really made Stone ColdRead More
– “WrestleMania Week” kicked off today in Atlanta, Georgia as Turner Field hosted “WWE Night.” WWE talent John Morrison, Mark Henry, Eve and Melina participated in an autograph signing prior to an Atlanta Braves spring training game. Morrison was named honorary team captain while Henry tossed the “first pitch of the year.” The Divas exclaimed “Play ball!” to start the game. The signing drew approximately 100 fans. — Kevin Nash announced on his Twitter account that he will be on hand for this weekend’s WrestleMania Axxess festivities at the GeorgiaRead More
– The March 28 episode of Monday Night Raw scored a 3.81 cable rating, up from 3.34 last week. The first hour scored a 3.56 rating before increasing to a 4.06 in the second hour. It is the only hour to score above a 4.00 rating since the return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Raw was watched by 5,838,000 viewers overall. — Randy Orton’s tour bus on Raw last week is, or was, his day-to-day tour bus. — Commemorating the ten year anniversary of World Wrestling Entertainment Entertainment acquiring longtimeRead More
Many within World Wrestling Entertainment feel that Michael Cole’s ego has gotten out of control in recent months. There have been reports of “The Voice of WWE” having tremendous heat amongst the locker room. In light of Cole’s Twitter miscue over the weekend, one company source gave his opinion on how the lead WWE annnouncer conducts himself behind the scenes. “Is Cole getting a big head? HELL YES,” the source exclaimed. “Ever since he was reading the GM e-mails he started begging to become GM and walks around like hisRead More
– The Poughkeepsie Journal published an article today on Michael Cole. When asked about his match at WrestleMania XXVII, the Amenia, New York native broke character and said, “The dream’s come true. I’m participating in an event against a man who is an absolute legend and Hall of Famer in Jerry Lawler. I’m so honored and privileged just to have the opportunity to participate in a match against this man. “Plus Stone Cold is our special referee. To be in there with two of the greatest icons, it’s like aRead More
Rumors recently surfaced online indicating that Rey Mysterio asked World Wrestling Entertainment officials to release him from his contract following WrestleMania XXVII. Mysterio, however, shot down the rumors on his Twitter account, saying he did not ask to be released and that he will be around for a while. Former WCW star Konnan, a longtime friend of Mysterio, told Pro Wrestling Torch writer Jason Powell via e-mail that the assumption that the SmackDown star is bothered by the recent signing of Mexican sensation Sin Cara is way off. He saidRead More
According to multiple sources within TNA Wrestling, there was no indication that Jeff Hardy was in no condition to perform throughout the day of last week’s Victory Road pay-per-view event. “He was fine all day and then no one could find him,” according to a company source. Shortly before Hardy’s match with Sting, production managers James Tilquist (a/k/a Big Tilly) and Bruno Sassi found him in or around his trailer. “They had to carry him from his trailer to the gorilla position,” stated an observer, whose story was deemed trueRead More