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Velvet Sky indicated in an interview promoting TNA Wrestling’s upcoming tour of the United Kingdom that she would be interested in a “Beautiful People” reunification with Angelina Love. When asked by Zoo Today if there will be a reunion, she responds, “You can never say never in wrestling, hint hint TNA creative. “Don’t get me wrong I am enjoying my run just now as a singles competitor. When we were a group that was one of the best times I’ve had. Angelina and I, and she’ll agree, we’ve just hadRead More

Posted On January 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ric Flair HOF Update, Names Confirmed For TNA UK Tour, Genesis

- TNA has confirmed that Hulk Hogan, Sting and Kurt Angle will be appearing at all of the company’s shows in England later this month, including the first-ever Impact from the UK. – After the UK Impact tapings later this month, TNA has no plans to tape on the road at least through the end of May. – The preliminary PPV buyrate for TNA Genesis is around 10-12,000 buys, which is on the high end of what TNA events usually do. – Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey’s production company recentlyRead More
Shannon Spruill (a/k/a Daffney) says she is proceeding with her workers’ compensation claim against TNA Wrestling stemming from injuries she sustained while working for the organization in 2009 and 2010. “Great day today. Just wanted to let everybody know that the Workers’ Comp Claim is going well. Although it’s been a long road, I continue to keep my head up. Hoping for some good results,” she tweeted Tuesday. Spruill stated last March immediately following her departure from TNA Wrestling that she had filed a workers’ compensation claim against the organization.Read More
ImpactWrestling.com has removed Jackie Moore, Jesse Neal and Toxxin from their wrestler roster page. This would confirm their respective departures from TNA Wrestling late last year. Moore stated on November 28, 2011 via Twitter that she parted ways with TNA Wrestling due to her contract expiring. She returned to the company last June alongside ODB under the guise of outsiders, with the duo promising to clean up the Knockouts division. In August, Moore and ODB abandoned their villainous antics in order to gain contracts with the promotion. After several weeksRead More

Posted On January 16, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

HBK Talks Ric Flair-HOF, New WWE Talent, JBL Return, Rumble

- WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels answered fan questions on Twitter over the weekend about Ric flair appearing at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Flair, who will be inducted for a second time as part of the legendary Four Horsemen stable, is currently under contract with TNA, which led some to question whether Flair would appear in person. Regarding wether TNA would allow Flair to appear, Michaels wrote: “Allow? He attended last year.” Another fan asked Shawn about his epic matches against the Undertaker at WrestleMania – andRead More

Posted On January 16, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Mr. Anderson’s Whereabouts, Ex-Knockout Profiled

– Regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Anderson, he is currently off television because creative no ideas for him. Anderson has not appeared for TNA since the November 15, 2011 Impact Wrestling taping. — Shelly Martinez appeared with her sister Danielle on last Saturday’s episode of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan on Nat Geo WILD. The episode featured highlights from her time in TNA, where she appeared as Salinas. To view the clip, click here. — Matches taped last week in Orlando, Florida for upcoming episodes of TNA Xplosion were AngelinaRead More
I’ve been doing this column for about a year and a half. The format is constantly changing and I think it’s a unique mostly positive column. However a quick disclaimer this week I’m pretty negative. Sorry for that I generally try to see the good in each angle or story. What in the world was Brutus Clay doing on Monday? Besides dancing like he’s never danced before? Nope, not going near this one Funkasaurus has my vote of confidence because that dude is talented. Monday saw a movie monster sceneRead More

Posted On January 10, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Kurt Angle Interview – Says 2011 Was A Subpar Year For TNA

Kurt Angle appeared on Busted Open, which airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Sirius 92 and XM 208 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Highlights from the interview are as follows: 2011 for TNA: “I think that 2011 was a subpar year, I think We did a lot of things right and a lot of things wrong. The most important thing I would say is the lack of communication within the writing and creative team. When you have a written show and you present that to everybody and then theyRead More

Posted On January 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Against All Odds, TNA’s German Tour Cancelled, Rick Ross

- Rapper Rick Ross was at Sunday night’s TNA Genesis pay-per-view. Ross was shown on camera before the start of the TNA X Division Championship Match. He stayed for most of the show and was backstage visiting prior to the event going live. – TNA has issued the following statement about the European tour in late January: “The IMPACT WRESTLING World Tour events in Essen, Leipzig and Neu-Ulm, Germany, have been canceled. Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.” TNA issued the following message on the company’s German FacebookRead More

Posted On January 6, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Kurt Angle Says WWE Has No Respect, Comments On McMahon

The New York Post has published an interview with TNA Wrestling star Kurt Angle discussing his Olympic aspirations. The interview includes discussion of his professional wrestling career, and he explains how he made the transition between the professional and amateur ranks. “It was a complete career adaptation. It wasn’t a step above, going from amateur wrestling to pro wrestling, it was going from real wrestling to sports entertainment,” Angle said. “A lot of people put me up there as far as saying he’s one of the best ever. And I’veRead More

Posted On January 6, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Helms On Frustration With WWE, Dropping Hurricane Character

Stand back! The super superstar who had us all asking “Whatupwidat?!” has joined the Insanity. Shane “Hurricane” Helms joins James Guttman on ClubWWI.com for an all new and eye-opening 43 minute interview featuring thoughts about his entire career including the original name WWE wanted him to use, the concerns he had about his name when WWF bought WCW, ad-libbing the segment with Steve Austin that created the Hurricane gimmick, who was supposed to replace Evan in Three Count, the rare WWF/WCW House Show, “Chris McMahon”, surprising thoughts on his superRead More

Posted On January 5, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Former WWE Diva Interested In Returning, Live Event Moved

– Shelly Martinez, who performed as Ariel for WWE’s ECW brand in 2006 and 2007, indicated on her Twitter account that she’s interested in returning to the organization. She retweeted a fan’s comment that reads “Can you image @IAmJericho and @funtimeshelly work togheter in a evil/dark gimmick?? the WWE will never…eeeeever…be the same!” Steven Adler, original Guns N Roses drummer, also retweeted the statement. — WWE has moved the Raw live event scheduled for March 4, 2012 in Bangor, Maine to the Bangor Auditorium. It was originally scheduled to takeRead More

Posted On January 5, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Tara Wants Former WWE Diva In TNA, TNA Reaches New TV Deal

– Sky Deutschland in Germany announced that they have extended their contract to carry TNA Wrestling programming for another year. The deal includes airing Impact Wrestling on Sky Sports and pay-per-view events on Sky Select. — TNA Wrestling has released new T-Shirts featuring Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Velvet Sky, ODB and more. — Samoa Joe faces Christopher Daniels in a Maximum Impact tournament match on this week’s episode of TNA Xplosion. The winner of the eight-man tournament will receive a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship during TNA’s tour ofRead More

Posted On January 5, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Honky Tonk Man On Legends’ House?, Masters Video Message

– “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who has been confirmed for WWE Network’s upcoming Legends’ House reality series, indicated on Twitter that former Intercontinental Champion The Honky Tonk Man is on the program as well. “I just spent 3 hrs in the gym. To live in a house with HTM. Serious??? HOW MUCH???” he tweeted Wednesday. Filming for the program begins next month in Tampa, Florida. — Former WWE star Chris Masters is featured in the following video message promoting his upcoming appearance for the WWFX Champion Showcase Tour taking place onRead More
– The first Raw SuperShow of 2012 garnered a 3.1 cable rating, with 4,438,000 viewers. Viewership, however, declined during the second hour for the eighth time in nine weeks as the first hour scored a 3.2 before dropping 6% to 3.02 in the second. Last week’s show garnered a 2.93 cable rating, with 4,460,000 million viewers overall. — The New Year’s Eve episode of A.M. Raw scored a 0.75 cable rating, with 829,000 viewers. — Former WWE Women’s Champion Melina is featured in the following video promoting her upcoming appearanceRead More
Kim Nielsen (a/k/a Desire) appeared on the premiere episode of NBC’s The Biggest Loser Tuesday and spoke briefly about a pivotal moment in her former career as a professional wrestler for TNA: breaking her back during a wrestling match. “I was at 128 pounds: I had ten percent body fat. I’ve really never felt better physically in my life than when I was in that kind of shape,” she says while old photos of her in top notch shape are shown. While exercising, her trainer, Dolvett Quince, asks her whyRead More

Posted On January 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jesse Neal Says TNA Refused To Pay Medicals From Injury

Jesse Neal revealed during an interview with Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com that TNA Wrestling refused to pay his hefty medical bills stemming from a neck injury he suffered at the May pay-per-view event Sacrifice. The injury occurred during the conclusion of the match pitting Ink, Inc. against Mexican America when Hernandez executed a dominator-like finisher on Neal. An MRI showed he had a bulged disk after being spiked into the mat. Neal said TNA paid for the initial MRI but refused to cover any of the other medical costs relatedRead More

Posted On January 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kim Nielsen Talks About Becoming Overweight After Wrestling

Ahead of the premiere of NBC’s The Biggest Loser on Tuesday, one of the contestants, former TNA star Kim Nielsen (better known as Desire), joined us for an interview. The last time fans saw Nielsen 7 years ago she was fit and athletic while part of TNA’s early Nashville days. However, now, she is over 100lbs overweight and admits that she “hid” from everything but is now ready to get her life back. Kim talks about how she got to the point she’s at now, why she decided to appearRead More
Jesse Neal revealed during an interview with Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com that TNA Wrestling refused to pay his hefty medical bills stemming from a neck injury he suffered at the May pay-per-view event Sacrifice. The injury occurred during the conclusion of the match pitting Ink, Inc. against Mexican America when Hernandez executed a dominator-like finisher on Neal. An MRI showed he had a bulged disk after being spiked into the mat. Neal said TNA paid for the initial MRI but refused to cover any of the other medical costs relatedRead More