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Posted On September 7, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Q&A: WWE Channel, TNA, Rumored WM28 Matche, Sting-Taker

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has answered several fan questions on his Twitter account, @JRsBBQ. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote on Tuesday morning about: SmackDown Moving To Tuesdays: “Will WWE move Smackdown to tuesdays live on Sy Fy? Heard nothing official but personally I like the idea. Live TV hard to beat. So, TBD.” WWE’s New Cable Channel: “WWE Network moving forward briskly. Not sure of details but tv biz buzzing & interested. ‘Assume’ nothing other than it’s gonna be a hit.” What He Thinks OfRead More

Posted On September 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

JBL Comments On WWE Return, Whether He Would Go To TNA

John “Bradshaw” Layfield commented on the possibility of returning to WWE or joining TNA Wrestling in a blog post on his Facebook page. Regarding a return to WWE, Layfield wrote: “Will I return to WWE? I doubt it, but you never know. I am not looking for a job and they are not asking me to return so it has not come up. He continued, “Would there be any scenario I would return? Yes. I enjoy commentary and love performing-I am a lifelong wrestling fan who loved the art ofRead More
– WWE Raw SuperShow broadcaster Jim Ross took to Twitter to comment on TNA World Heavyweight Kurt Angle’s arrest early this morning in Virginia on charges of driving under the influence. “Not good for Kurt & hopefully things will work out for him,” Ross said upon learning of the former WWE Superstar’s arrest. He continued, “We all make mistakes. Unfortunate.” — Friday’s TNA house show at the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton, Ohio drew an estimated attendance of 400 to 500 fans. — Madison Rayne went on Twitter toRead More

Posted On September 3, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Foley Says He Wanted To Appear On WWE TV While With TNA

Mick Foley appeared on Monday Night Mayhem, which airs every Monday at 7:00 p.m. via MondayNightMayhem.com. Highlights from the interview are as follows: How close we were to seeing a match between himself and Hulk Hogan in TNA, whether or not he has any regrets on how his TNA career came to a close, and why he felt that an appearance on WWE television for The Rock’s birthday would have been beneficial for everyone involved: “The match with Hulk Hogan could have happened if I hadn’t tweeted about the EmptyRead More

Posted On September 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kurt Angle Offended By WWE, Details On Jeff Hardy’s Return

- TNA star Kurt Angle is not happy with WWE’s recent list of the top superstars of all time. Angle, who ranked #34 on the list, took to Twitter and vented about WWE’s “insulting” gesture an wrote the following: “I was No. 34 of WWE all-time greatest? Tell you what, take me off the list. I’d rather not be on it if I wasn’t top five. Who ranks wrestlers?” – TNA has announced that Jeff Hardy will return the road at wrestle on TNA’s live events in two weeks. JeffRead More
sAlright it is that time again, time to reach into the bag and get your questions answered, and by bag I mean email and twitter. However before I do that I want to give a few brief thoughts on what happened at Raw. I like the Nash, HHH, Punk angle; I’m just not pleased with how rushed it feels. The ending of Raw seemed slapped together at the last moment. HHH announcing that he’ll be facing Punk at Night of Champions, and then quickly cutting back to Cena in theRead More

Posted On August 30, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Ashley Joins WILD Wrestling, Cookie Discusses TNA Departure

– Recently released TNA Knockout Cookie is this week’s guest on the I Want Wrestling Podcast. She discusses her departure from TNA, how her debut as Cookie happened, her interaction with J-Woww, Snookie at WrestleMania, her managerial inspirations and how she’s changed over the last 10 years. The interview can be accessed here. Also, you can win a phone call from the former Knockout. Details are available here. — WILD Wrestling, whose current champion is TNA Knockout Winter, has announced that former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro has agreed to joinRead More
– ImpactWrestling.com has removed Cookie from their roster page. She announced Friday on Twitter that she had parted ways with TNA Wrestling, reportedly after company officials decided not to renew her contract. — Kazarian, Traci Brooks, Christy Hemme and ODB will be at MPW’s Wicked Eve show, which takes place Oct. 1, 2011 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada at Theriault Catholic Secondary School. — TNA returns to the SeaGate Convention Centre in Toledo, Ohio on Nov. 5, 2011. — This Monday, Sept 5, NBC will air a “Children Of 9/11″ special,Read More

Posted On August 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Tara Comments On TNA Knockout Pay Rumors, Hardy & Flair

Tara published a blog on her official website responding to of there being a sizable pay discrepancy amongst the female performers of TNA Wrestling. Power Slam magazine, the source of the story, said Mickie James and Christy Hemme are the highest-paid female talent in TNA with each earning more than $100,000 per year. Meanwhile, the rest of organization’s female talent earn far less: $600 per appearance at most. Tara says she knows for certain that the article contained multiple inaccuracies. “With regards to what is said in the wrestling gossipRead More

Posted On August 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Chavo Discusses WWE Departure, Thoughts On TNA & ROH

Former WWE star Chavo Guerrero appeared on Monday Night Mayhem, which airs every Monday at 7:00 p.m. via MondayNightMayhem.com. Highlights from the interview are as follows: If he was actually considering leaving the WWE prior to asking for his release earlier this summer and why he believes the theory of “when you need wrestling, that’s when wrestling doesn’t need you”/”when you don’t need wrestling, that’s when wrestling needs you”: “I was thinking about leaving for the last few years to be honest, maybe two and half years. I’d be kickingRead More

Posted On August 27, 2011By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – The Hardy Saga

One Count Kickout on Twitter The One Count Kickout Blog Matt Hardy has been a subject for both ridicule and anger this past week.  However, the time for comedy has come to a close.  This is no longer poking fun at ridiculous statements or foolish actions.  This is being front and center for the breaking of a man and the crumbling of a life.  It’s not a joke anymore, if ever it really was.  Matt is in trouble.  His exploits of recent have been well publicized from his DWI accidentRead More

Posted On August 26, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former TNA Knockout Recently Arrested For DUI

Public records indicate that former TNA Wrestling performer Shannon Claire Spruill (a/k/a Daffney) was arrested for Driving under the influence last month in Florida. The former TNA Knockout was arrested on Tuesday, July 19 at 8:51 p.m. in Hillsborough. She was officially charged with Driving under the influence with property damage. Bond was set at $500. Spruill, who last performed for TNA, parted ways with the organization on March 15 as her contract expired and was not renewed. She subsequently announced that she had filed a workers’ compensation claim againstRead More

Posted On August 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoiler* Jeff Hardy’s TNA Return Angle Revealed

The following contains spoilers for the next 2 weeks of TNA Impact Wrestling: TNA held a double television taping on Thursday night from Huntsville, Alabama – and one of the more newsworthy happenings was the return of Jeff Hardy. Hardy came out and cut a promo saying that The Network gave him a chance to address the fans of TNA. Hardy apologized for his conduct at Victory Road, when he showed up “in no condition to perform” and his main event match against Sting had to be cut to lesRead More
Cookie announced Friday that she has parted ways with TNA Wrestling. She wrote on Twitter, “Good morning booskis! New day & new twitter name…A big thank you to my TNA fam & fans, but it’s time to move on…excited for what’s next!” Company officials reportedly didn’t renew her contract. Cookie, whose real name is Rebecca Treston, debuted as the manager of Robbie E in August 2010 with a gimmick inspired by the television show Jersey Shore. The gimmick was prominently featured in the early goings, with TNA utilizing various membersRead More
The August 2011 issue of the UK based wrestling magazine Power Slam reports that there is a sizable pay discrepancy among the female performers of TNA Wrestling. The magazine states that Christy Hemme and Mickie James are the highest-paid female talent in the organization: each earn more than $100,000 per year. Meanwhile, the rest of TNA’s female wrestlers and personalities (Angelina Love, Brooke Tessmacher, Cookie, Jackie, Madison Rayne, ODB, Rosita, Sarita, SoCal Val, Tara, Traci Brooks, Velvet Sky and Winter) earn far less: $600 per appearance at most. Karen Jarrett’sRead More
Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks have ripped TNA Wrestling’s renewed interest in the X-Division, as they believe it is not genuine. “Personally we think it would help the product if they did push the X division because they are the best wrestlers in the company,” said Matt in an interview with SLAM! Wrestling. “Unfortunately, we don’t think they will be genuine in their push, simply, because they have too much talent that they have to book. The brother duo also believe there are a lot of organizationalRead More

Posted On August 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

TNA Co-Founder Says TNA Needs To “Cut The Cancer Out”

TNA co-founder Jerry Jarrett had some strong things to say about what he thinks is wrong with TNA’s creative direction during a recent interview with PostandCourier.com: “Until they make radical surgical changes in creative, and unless they get some people who comprehend the wrestling business, they are doomed to be the financial drain on Panda [Energy] that they are now and have been since inception. The core of their problems is the creative development of their product. They have to cut the cancer out.” Jarrett then named Vince Russo byRead More

Posted On August 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Carter Family Attends TNA Live Event, Miss Tessmacher, Matt Hardy

- Several members of the Carter family were ringside at Saturday night’s TNA live event from Rome, Georgia. They ran an angle during the show where Dixie Carter acknowledged the ongoing power struggle with Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, telling the live crowd that her family (which in reality owns the company) had to purchase their own tickets to the show. – TNA knockout Miss Tessmacher will now be using her real first name “Brooke.” Her TNAWrestling.com profile has been updated with her new ring name – “Brooke Tessmacher.” –Read More

Posted On August 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Fires Matt Hardy Following DWI Arrest

Following his arrest Saturday in North Carolina for driving while intoxicated, Matt Hardy has been released from his contract with TNA Wrestling. In a statement released to TMZ.com, an unnamed TNA spokesperson stated, “TNA today released Impact Wrestling star Matt Hardy from its roster. Hardy was already under suspension from the company.” According to sources within TNA, plans were in place for Matt and Jeff Hardy to return to television in October. Jeff’s status with the company remains unchanged since TNA will be releasing a slew of merchandise in theRead More