Posted On June 18, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP:- Taking the venom out of The Viper

Welcome to this week’s edition of “From Across the Pond” with yours truly. Hopefully your week’s been good! We’re coming off a decent, but not great, No Way Out PPV, which was pretty predictable for the most part. If you’ve not seen the show, I’d recommend checking out the three male singles title matches. They were the best on the show and worth the purchase price alone. The rest was filler that wouldn’t look out of place at a TV taping. This week, I wanted to talk about the possibilityRead More

Posted On June 18, 2012By StaffIn News

Confirmed: Ric Flair Fired By TNA Wrestling

According to court documents filed in the WWE vs. TNA lawsuit case, TNA officially terminated with Ric Flair on May 11, 2012, reports Mike Johnson of PWInsider. Interesting to note, Flair is still listed as an official member of the TNA roster on the company website. We’ll have more on the WWE vs. TNA lawsuit shortly.Read More
As noted before, Matt Morgan reportedly finished up with TNA over the weekend and then posted a tweet that teased a WWE return. reports that Morgan is still scheduled to do a promotional tour for TNA in Australia next week. No word yet if TNA has made other arrangements or if Morgan will be sticking around for the tour. F4Wonline believes that WWE will not hire Morgan right now because of the lawsuit from TNA that’s ongoing.Read More

Posted On June 17, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam: TNA/No Way Out Thoughts

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another riveting edition of Tea Time with Liam. A column that originally was weekly but due to my chronic laziness has turned into a bi weekly column recently. With that been said, wrestling isn’t great at the moment so at least I have an excuse. Man even my into is getting shorter. Okay I want to touch on TNA for a moment today, then list my No Way Out predictions and hopefully if I haven’t bored you to death and you reach the end. IRead More
Chris Kelly (@H2HCrelly) and The Trey Dawg (@TreyWNL) were joined by former WWE Champion Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) for a special interview on this week’s Running The Ropes found over at Highlights from the interview are as follows: How the idea of his WWE return came about: “I was actually on my way to go to the gathering with the Insane Clown Posse and I got a phone call three or four days before that and they said “Hey, do you want to come to SummerSlam and stick Punk andRead More
- Former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro has been announced to appear at her first wrestling show since 2009 for Pro Wrestling Syndicate on September 14 in Rahway, New Jersey. Also scheduled is Kevin Matthews defending the PWS title against Sami Callihan in a falls count anywhere match, Anthony Nese vs. Matt Hardy for the Tri State title; Demolition vs. Warlord and Barbarian. – Cross-promoting World Wrestling Fan Xperience’s Champions Showcase Tour event on October 13, 2012 at the MegaSport Arena in Moscow, Russia (information available at, former WWE starsRead More
Rory McAllister, who appeared for WWE from 2006 to 2008 as a member of The Highlanders, feels today’s crop of Divas don’t compare to the extraordinary bombshells of days gone by. Though attractive in their own right, he categorizes today’s female talent as ‘girls,’ rather than ‘Divas,’ and lacking special, indefinable attributes. “WWE has some pretty girls working there but what happened to having Divas!? Trish, Candace, Torrie. WOMEN of hotness!” McAllister voiced on Twitter Thursday. He then makes a daring comparison. “I can see pretty much most of today’sRead More
- Vince McMahon took another stab at Jim Ross in a backstage segment on Monday’s Raw SuperShow, which saw the WWE Chairman make a horribly contorted face ridiculing the Hall of Fame broadcaster’s affliction with Bell’s palsy. Ross suffers from the condition, which sometimes results in temporary paralysis of his facial muscles. NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood producer Joe Franciosi, who worked as a creative writer for WWE in 2010, said he discovered why Ross is often ridiculed by company brass after encountering the legendary broadcaster. “I sat through tonsRead More
- Yahoo! Mexico Deportes has published an article on an angle Sarita is involved with in Mexico. The TNA Knockout, who competes as Dark Angel for Mexican based wrestling promotion CMLL, says she’s willing to risk her hair in a match against Lady Apache. The former tag team partners faced off in a tournament final last week, which brought out Apache’s aggressive side and caused her to be disqualified after she hit the referee. Sarita competed in a TNA ring for the first time in two months at Thursday’s liveRead More
Scott Steiner, who parted ways with TNA Wrestling in March, has continued to trash his former employer’s upper hierarchy via Twitter. In his latest series of messages, “Big Poppa Pump” slams Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan. “Big Poppa Pump” also takes digs at Bischoff’s wife Loree, who wrote a self-help book called Common Sense Happiness. He wrote: You say im old hogan says he wanted to bring me back right away,you two jackoffs need to get on The same page Seeing how scared you were when you saw the guysRead More
The Rundown is meant to be a very long column spanning the entire week of wrestling, and this piece certainly fits that and will from now on. Raw will be the only show that gets its own column, and the rest will be done here. Prediction columns will also be separate. There is a lot to talk about from this week, so let’s get to it! TNA Slammiversary Final Thoughts: This was a great show. James Storm’s return really stood out to me as a key moment for the storylinesRead More
In this edition of Wrestle Talk TV Extra, Hulk Hogan discusses the roles of Sting and Ric Flair in TNA and shares his views on their contribution to the roster and what the Impact wrestling roster bring to the table.Read More
Matt Morgan recently spoke to 102.5 FM The Beart promoting this weekend’s house shows in Texas and discussed his status with the company. Morgan said there are “a lot of rumors” going on around him and that his time in the company “may be coming to a pass.” “I’m not going to deny that,” he said. “I don’t feel like I’m getting what I’m putting into TNA.” Morgan said he was the “ultimate head-turner in TNA” and claimed that he is tired of a having the carrot of the WorldRead More

Posted On June 13, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On Christian Appearing At TNA Slammiversary

As noted before, Christian’s appearance at TNA Slammiversary was indeed part of WWE and TNA’s deal put together a few months back that allowed Ric Flair to appear at the Hall of Fame. WWE very carefully controlled what Christian was and was not allowed to say at the pay-per-view. Christian got along well with everyone there but did not want to be there. He told people it was surreal to be there and he expected no heat from within WWE. When WWE and TNA were putting the deal together, ChristianRead More

Posted On June 13, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: TNA Slammiversary 2012 Reaction

Hulk Hogan opened the show and welcomed everyone to the event. He announced that Austin Aries would in fact be defending the X-Division Championship against Samoa Joe. Aries defeated Joe in the opening match with a modified brainbuster(modified because of Joe’s weight on Arie’s back). ^Who cares about Joe’s weight? Hogan and TNA made the right call by allowing this match to be for the title. When Joe is competing at the top of his game, the X-Division is where Joe shines the most. There really wasn’t a better wayRead More

Posted On June 12, 2012By StaffIn News

WWE Responds To TNA Lawsuit & Ric Flair Allegations – Details

As of June 8th after statements made to the court about the WWE computer network and how they policed it looking for evidence that the file former office worker Brian Wittenstein had dispersed confidential TNA information to anyone beyond John Laurinaitis, the temporary restraining order against WWE was officially dissolved. Also filed on June 8th was a letter from WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt to TNA legal counsel Erika Blonquist, stating that he wanted to document several facts for the record before the case moved forward, He wrote the following: “First,Read More

Posted On June 12, 2012By StaffIn News

Dixie Carter Comments On Sting Being Inducted In TNA Hall Of Fame

TNA issued the following regarding Sting being the first inductee in the TNA Hall of Fame: TNA WRESTLING MAKES HISTORY AT SLAMMIVERSARY X PRESIDENT DIXIE CARTER ANNOUNCES “THE ICON” STING AS THE FIRST TNA WRESTLING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE IN FRONT OF LARGEST CROWD IN US HISTORY TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter emotionally announced that “The Icon” Sting will be the first wrestler to be inducted into the recently announced TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame in front of the company’s largest crowd in the US to attend a live event.Read More

Posted On June 12, 2012By StaffIn News

Dixie Carter Comments On Restraining Order Against WWE

TNA issued the following: TNA Entertainment Releases Statement Regarding Current Litigation NASHVILLE, Tenn — TNA Entertainment, LLC President Dixie Carter releases a statement in regard to the recent TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) the company filed against WWE in the Davidson County Circuit Court in Nashville, Tennessee. TNA President Dixie Carter states, “We were not surprised that the Court originally granted a swift temporary restraining order against WWE to prohibit interference with TNA’s contracts and business relationships. I’m pleased that the Court has now replaced that temporary measure with the mostRead More

Posted On June 11, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

As Good As You Think?

Hello there folks! Dave Scott checking in for some Monday night banter. The last few weeks I have not actually been able to watch Raw due to either problems with my Sky or my internet, which have been making it difficult to keep up to date with it all. Regardless I did manage to catch Smackdown this week and Slammiversary last night. So I’m kind of limited to what I can talk about, so I’ll go with the TNA option this week. Slammiversary was an overall very good show. ThisRead More