Pro Wrestling Torch Tag

– The March 24 episode of TNA iMPACT! drew a 1.22 cable rating, down from the previous week’s 1.27. This week’s show scored 1.7 million viewers compared to 1.8 million last week. The first hour scored a 1.19 rating before increasing to a 1.26 rating in the second hour. — Mickie James has pulled out of her scheduled match on April 2 with Sara Del Rey for Remix Pro Wrestling in Marietta, Ohio due to a shoulder injury she suffered last Friday at a TNA Wrestling live event. She willRead More
– TNA Wrestling has live events scheduled for Friday, May 13 at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana and Saturday, May 14 at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi. Tickets for both events go on sale Friday, April 1 via Ticketmaster.com. — Angelina Pivarnick of Jersey Shore fame is training to be a wrestler at the Independent Wrestling Federation (IWF) in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The word within TNA Wrestling is that the company is not paying her to train. Talent are the under impression that she isRead More
– Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw scored a 3.3 cable rating, down from last week’s 3.64 and a prior three week average of 3.85. Overall viewership was down 12% from last week as the show drew 5.1 million viewers compared to 5.8. Raw drew hours of 3.28 and 3.41. — The March 19 episode of A.M. Raw scored a 0.55 cable rating, with 670,000 viewers overall. — Trent Barreta defeated Curt Hawkins in a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.Read More

Posted On March 22, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Rating For SmackDown, Matches Taped For Superstars, More

– The March 18 episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 2.03 cable rating, up one-tenth of a rating point from the previous week. It was the first episode in three weeks to surpass the 2.00. The program averaged 3.1 million viewers, slightly above the year average so far of 3.0 million viewers. — The following matches were taped Monday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for this Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America: * The Great Khali and Yoshi Tatsu vs. Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso * Daniel Bryan andRead More
Jeff Hardy was described as being “a mess” in the hours that led up to his main event match with Sting at Sunday’s Victory Road pay-per-view event. The former TNA World Heavyweight Champion had to be held as he made his way from outside the Impact! Zone to the staging area behind the entrance curtain. His behavior at the “gorilla position” combined with the manner in which he stumbled during his ring entrance caused management to call an audible mere minutes before the match. Eric Bischoff delivered instructions to bothRead More
– According to reports from the Tough Enough set, Luke Robinson is considered the early favorite on the show. He stands out as a star and is considered a good wrestler that possesses charisma. Show host Steve Austin was so impressed by Robinson that he is privately working out with him. Robinson is a 26-year-old independent wrestler from Maine who performs under the name “Golden Boy” Bobby Robinson. His USANetwork.com bio reads: “For him, WWE combines all his passions rolled into one: performing, marketing, athleticism and traveling. Luke proved hisRead More
– Jim Ross has responded to yesterday’s report that current creative plans call for him to announce at least two matches at WrestleMania XXVII. “I find it interesting that so many websites know my wm27 role, allegedly, and I don’t. ‘Net rumors= news items. Irresponsible ‘reporting’,” he wrote on Twitter. “My role at WM27 is to appear @ Axxess. NOTHING else has been confirmed. ‘Net sites should tell me the outcome of my Drs visit later 2day.” According to f4wonline.com, the original source of the report, Ross didn’t appear awareRead More
TNA Wrestling announced that Bully Ray vs. Tommy Dreamer will open tonight’s Victory Road pay-per-view. It was also announced that Jeff Jarrett and his wife Karen will celebrate the start of their honeymoon at tonight’s pay-per-view event in Orlando, Florida. The eight match line-up is as follows: TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match Jeff Hardy vs. Sting (c) Ultimate X Match for the TNA X Division Championship Jeremy Buck vs. Max Buck vs. Robbie E. vs. Kazarian (C) TNA World Tag Team Championship Match Ink Inc. vs. Beer Money, Inc. (c)Read More
– MAIN EVENT, Australia’s pay-per-view event channel, has released the promotional poster for WWE Extreme Rules. The poster, which features CM Punk, is available here. The third annual WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view event takes place Sunday, May 1 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. — Multiple TNA sources indicate there were no real discussions between Steve “Sting” Borden and WWE. Any talk of Sting being tied to the ‘2-21-11′ vignettes are false, although some within TNA insist company president Dixie Carter is or was convinced that toRead More
– Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been well-received amongst the WWE locker room. One WWE employee noted that everyone in the company should be pleased he’s appearing at WrestleMania because it means more money for everyone. — Former WWE Women’s Champion Lita appears from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frank & Son Collectibles (located on 19649 San Jose Ave. City of Industry, California) on Saturday, April 16. — WWEShop.com has marked down all Kofi Kingston merchandise by 50 to 75%. Also note, WWE has not released new Kingston merchandiseRead More
– The Undertaker is still rehabilitating his torn rotator cuff after it was surgically repaired late last year. He’s been working aggressively to rehab the injury in hopes that he won’t be severely limited for his match against Triple H at WrestleMania XXVII. The damage from his latest injury was bad enough that it is expected to confine his mobility in the long-term. While there has been much speculation that his in-ring career is coming to an end, multiple WWE sources believe that he could at least appear at WrestleManiaRead More
– Last week, the Smart Wrestling Fan podcast released the match lineup for WrestleMania XXII, which was then verified as legitimate by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter: The Undertaker vs. Triple H; The Miz vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship; Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship; Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with Steve Austin as the Special Guest Referee, Randy Orton vs. CM Punk; Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes, John Morrison, Kelly Kelly and Trish Stratus vs. Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool and Layla; The Corre vs.Read More
– Many within TNA believe they need to take iMPACT! on the road more often. Company officials were pleased with the recent tapings in Fayetteville, North Carolina and the feeling of just about everyone is that they need to go on the road as frequently as possible, providing it’s cost effective. Many feel the Impact! Zone fans are overexposed, not to mention that the venue makes the promotion appear minor league on television. — Preview this Sunday’s Victory Road pay-per-view event in Orlando, Florida with Before The Bell. (Video link)Read More
– Bruce Prichard (a/k/a Brother Love) produced the segments with Jeff and Karen Jarrett outside the Impact! Zone planning their wedding vow renewal. — Hernandez garnered heat within the TNA Wrestling locker room for carelessly dropping Douglas Williams while giving him the Border Toss during a match on TNA iMPACT! last month. “He’s a careless guy in the ring,” a company source stated. “He relies on doing a couple of dangerous moves.” — SoCal Val recently filmed a role for a movie. To view a promotional photo of her character,Read More
– The March 7 episode of Monday Night Raw continued the program’s streak of strong ratings with a 3.92. The number is up from last week’s 3.82 rating as well as the 3.85 on February 21. Last night’s show averaged 5.79 million viewers over the course of two hours, up from 5.60 million viewers the week before. However, it is below the February 21 show, which drew 5.86 million viewers. — During last night’s Raw telecast on Televisa in Mexico, Mason Ryan was constantly referred as “Batista 2″ by theRead More
– The March 4 episode of WWE SmackDown scored slightly below a 2.0 cable rating, down from the prior week’s record 2.3 rating on Syfy. The show prior to the record rating drew slightly above 2.0. Friday’s number is in line with the show’s average in 2011, which is slightly below 2.0. — World Wrestling Entertainment has released its 2010 annual report and it reports that approximately one million less copies of WWE Magazine were sold as compared to the prior year (from 4,026,300 to 3,068,000). Furthermore, publishing revenues declinedRead More
– Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho has been announced to appear on an upcoming episode of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show. His appearance takes place Saturday, April 9. — Former WWE star Bill DeMott is conducting the majority of the wrestling training to the Tough Enough contestants. As expected, he’s been very hard on them. Some people within WWE are surprised that he was hired for the role because he has a reputation for being tough on wrestling trainees. Steve Austin has been a regular on the ToughRead More
– Angelina Pivarnick was not the only reality television star on hand for last Thursday’s TNA iMPACT! taping in Fayetteville, North Carolina as former Survivor contestant Jonny Fairplay also attended the event. He was looking for work. Talk regarding his behavior was favorable and company officials appeared receptive to using him again. However, that’s been in the case in the past and he still has yet to return. Hulk Hogan said they’ll get back to him. Fairplay was under contract to the organization in 2004 and 2005, but did littleRead More

Posted On March 3, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

How Much TNA Paid Angelina Pivarnick, Update On The MCMG

– Angelina Pivarnick, a low end cast member of Jersey Shore during the MTV show’s first two seasons, appeared at last Thursday’s TNA iMPACT! taping in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Some wrestlers were told by management she did the appearance for exposure and was not paid. However, both the Pro Wrestling Torch and Wrestling Observer Newsletter say she was paid $7,000 for the one night appearance. It’s said that she was hoping to land a contract with the organization. Pivarnick was given her own locker room at the event. A sourceRead More