Posted On April 30, 2012By James WrightIn Columns

The Heel Report – Week 4 (2012-2013 Season)

Howdy folks, guess what, it’s been exactly three years since I started writing this report for the Wrestling Truth! Three whole years of heel-y goodness; I’ve gone through four computers, seven houses, three jobs and went from being unemployed, to a masters student, to a part time moocher, to now a PhD student and through all this the report has kept on rolling on. Thanks to all my loyal readers for sticking with me through thick and thin, and a bunch of late deadlines! I promise to keep this thingRead More

Posted On April 30, 2012By StaffIn News

Hulk Hogan Talks On New TNA Concept & Bobby Roode As Champ

The New York Post is featuring an article with Hulk Hogan. Here are a few quotes from the article. New concept for TNA: “We are going to give more power to the fans, make them more involved and more important,” Hogan said. “I can’t say much more, but I can say this, I’m either going to be really right on this one or really wrong. If I’m wrong, you probably won’t see me again because I’ll be hightailing it out of here.” How Bobby Roode as TNA Champion is “workingRead More

Posted On April 30, 2012By StaffIn News, Specials

Photo Of The Rock With Kurt Angle & Film Director Michael Bay

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted a photo posing with TNA star Kurt Angle and “Pain and Gain” director Michael Bay on-set in Miami this week:Read More

Posted On April 29, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Update On WWE & TNA’s Flair-HOF Deal, Dixie On TNA PPV Buys

It was reported around WrestleMania 28 that WWE had agreed to send one of their talents to TNA, most likely for a DVD appearance, in exchange for TNA allowing Ric Flair to appear at the Hall of Fame ceremony. Word came out later that the talent WWE would be sending likely had a history with Ric Flair, Sting and Hulk Hogan. We don’t have a full report from her appearance yet but TNA President Dixie Carter appeared on Busted Open Radio earlier this week and talked about how it wasRead More

Posted On April 28, 2012By StaffIn News

Possible TNA Departure, Kurt Angle Gets The Weekend Off

- TNA officials gave Kurt Angle the weekend off so he won’t be appearing at the Northwestern live events. – TNA has removed Eric Bischoff and Anarquia from their roster page. Bischoff’s removal is part of the storylines but it appears Anarquia may have been released.Read More

Posted On April 27, 2012By StaffIn News

Daniel Bryan Considered TNA After His First WWE Release

- Daniel Bryan recently revealed that after he was released by WWE back in 2010, he had informal talks with people in TNA. In an interview with Arda Ocal for the Baltimore Sun, Bryan also noted that at the time of his release that he wasn’t concerned financially because he had options to make more money compared to NXT/Nexus pay. “WWE apologized and said they had sponsors they had to deal with and whatnot. And I said don’t worry about me, I’m probably going to make more money this yearRead More

Posted On April 27, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Top 25 Tag Teams 1990-2012, Part 2 Of 2

Welcome to part two of April’s column! Outside of having been a tag team during this twenty two year span, my only requirement for this list was that the tag team had to hold a set of World Tag Titles AT LEAST three times. I hope you enjoy the flashbacks! 25. La Resistance 24. MNM 23. Brothers of Destruction 22. Quebecers 21. Smoking Gunns 20. The Naturals 19. The Acolytes Protection Agency(APA) 18. The Eliminators 17. Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team 16. Money Inc. 15. Harris Brothers 14. Nasty Boys 13.Read More

Posted On April 26, 2012By James WrightIn Columns

The Heel Report – Week 3 (2012-2013 Season)

Unfortunately I’m running very late this week, I blame the PhD, studying wrestling is fun, but it can be time consuming. But all essays and presentations are out of the way now so everything should be back on schedule next week. Unfortunately it means that we are over a week removed from Lockdown so some of these scores are going to look rather strange right now, you’ve got to remember that this week’s chart runs from Lockdown to last week’s Smackdown, so anything that happened on this week’s Raw doesn’tRead More

Posted On April 26, 2012By StaffIn News

Bound For Glory PPV Plans, Early Lockdown PPV Buys, Impact

- Matches for tonight’s TNA Impact Wrestling include Bully Ray vs. TV Champion Devon, Kurt Angle vs. Anarquia, Robbie E. vs. Alex Silva, Brooke Tessmacher vs. Gail Kim plus tag team action with Daniels & Kazarian vs. Magnus & Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Hardy & Mr. Anderson. – TNA’s Ring Ka King promotion in India finished up its run on Colours over the weekend. No word yet on the future of the promotion. No new tapings have been announced yet for a second season. – Early numbers on the TNARead More

Posted On April 25, 2012By StaffIn News

Official Preview For This Week’s TNA Impact Wrestling

The following is from NOTE: Spike TV will rebroadcast the most recent episode of IMPACT WRESTLING from April 19 this coming Thursday, April 26 at 7pm. Some viewers experienced technical difficulties this past Thursday, so Spike TV and TNA would like to make sure fans would not miss the action-packed episode. Preview Thursday’s IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c. If you can’t watch it Thursday, make sure to set your DVR to record it so you don’t miss any of the action. – Thursday’s huge broadcast is theRead More
Promoting TNA Wrestling’s live event at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Velvet Sky addressed a number of topics in an lengthy interview with The Miami Herald including her transition to a singles competitor, the state of the Knockouts division, becoming the Women’s Knockout Champion last year her dream opponent and more. Highlights are as follows: Branching out a singles wrestler after being attached to Angelina Love: “For a while it was me and Angelina [Love in The Beautiful People]. I was never able to shine really andRead More

Posted On April 23, 2012By StaffIn News

Scott Steiner Says He’s Trying To Save TNA & Responds To Hogan

Scott Steiner was back to taking shots at Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff on his Twitter over the weekend. Here is some of the things he wrote. “Only someone as arrogant n ignorant as hogan ‘who has no athletic background’ would criticize an olympic champion And say he has 2 left feet “Another horrible rating for thursdays tv show,and of course they blame it on technical difficulties Instead of the brutal booking of pritchard hogan n b—hoff, After 2 1/2 yrs of bad ratings not sure what its going toRead More

Posted On April 23, 2012By StaffIn News

Backstage Heat On Hulk Hogan For Comments On TNA’s Problems

- As noted before, Hulk Hogan wrote on Twitter that going live with Impact Wrestling would solve 75% of TNA’s problems. There are people within TNA that are very frustrated with Hogan’s latest comments. They see it as another ridiculous statement made by someone who is out of touch with what TNA really needs to do, yet has a lot of say in the direction of the company. The feeling in TNA is that while going live would be great, they have much bigger issues to deal with.Read More

Posted On April 21, 2012By Adam HopsonIn Columns

Adzop: Removing the Impact

I’m not a TNA ‘hater’. I’ll get that out of the way straight away. I always wanted TNA to become viable competition for WWE who, at times, are so complacent and take so few risks nowadays that sometimes the weekly shows of Raw and Smackdown can, on occasion, be boring and frustrating to watch. This isn’t about taking sides. It isn’t about loyalty to a particular brand. It’s about entertainment. If I’m not entertained, I’ll switch off – simple as that. The more good pro-wrestling there is on TV, theRead More

Posted On April 21, 2012By StaffIn News

Thursday’s Impact Rating, Spike Re-Airing Impact Next Week

- Thursday’s episode of TNA Impact Wrestling scored a 0.97 cable rating, down from the previous 0.98 rating. This week’s show averaged 1.31 million viewers, down from the previous week’s 1.39. – TNA and Spike TV will re-broadcast Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling next week at 7pm EST due to technical difficulties with this week’s broadcast.Read More

Posted On April 20, 2012By StaffIn Indy News

Kevin Knight Of Independent Wrestling Federation Interview

Kevin Knight of the Independent Wrestling Federation (IWF) joins us on The Edge for an in-depth interview where he touches his upcoming one night only charity wrestling show and more! Highlights: The IWF One-Night-Only “Hit n’ Run” Live Wrestling Event This special charity wrestling event takes place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:45 pm at the Parks & Recreation Building, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, NJ (additional details and card below) IWF’s relationship with superstars like John Bradshaw Layfield, Ken Shamrock, Bob Orton, Honky Tonk Man, Jim Powers, and more WhichRead More
– TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter has promised “big surprises” for the organization’s tenth anniversary celebration on June 10 at Slammiversary in Arlington, Texas. “I promise you an historic night for TNA & big surprises at Slammiversary. I will be announcing soon! You won’t want to miss this night,” she wrote Friday on Twitter. She also addressed the organization’s “Open Fight Night” concept: “So excited for #OpenFightNight next Thurs on @SpikeTV! Just one of several changes coming to #ImpactWrestling. Who do you want to see fight?” — Kazarian addressed hisRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By Siddharth GroverIn Columns

A Fan’s Outlook: Random Thoughts On WWE And Impact Wrestling

We, as proud wrestling fans, have our opinions on most of the aspects of the wide world of professional wrestling. Many others have an opinion too, and this sums up for epic debates. While I take my mind off my regular studies and jump into the dynasty of wresting, I seem to enjoy every moment of my fantasy. I seem to enjoy the fact that hours feel like seconds, while I talk about wrestling. Everyday, after school, the only topic we discuss is wrestling. We have a lot of wrestlingRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By StaffIn News

Impact Wrestling, Crimson On Being Undefeated, Kazarian

- As seen at TNA Lockdown, TNA star Kazarian appeared with a new haircut. The new look was reportedly a decision he made to add to his current character and not something TNA asked him to do. – Matches for tonight’s TNA Impact Wrestling include Crimson & Bully Ray vs. Matt Morgan & Austin Aries, Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles, Devon vs. Gunner, Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson in a #1 contender’s match plus six-Knockouts action with Mickie James, Velvet Sky and Miss Tessmacher vs. Sarita,Read More