Posted On August 18, 2011By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – Why Fire Russo?

Follow @OneCountKickout on Twitter The One Count Kickout Blog Few names in the wrestling business stir up as much anger, foul language, dissension and demands for blood as Vince Russo.  This is a man who has been steeped in controversy behind the scenes as early as his WWE Magazine writing days and publicly from the time he exited WWE to seek brighter prospects (or perhaps just higher bank account numbers) and came into WCW as the prophesied savior and self-professed architect of the WWE attitude.  It was he who wasRead More

Posted On August 18, 2011By StaffIn News

Heat On Young Bucks Already In WWE, Booker T’s Future & More

- Earlier this week, we reported that the Young Bucks tag team (formerly Generation Me in TNA) received a WWE tryout prior to Monday’s RAW from San Diego, California. WWE announcer Booker T spoke about the Bucks’ tryout on Twitter – and made reference to a recent Rob Van Dam interview where RVD called out the Bucks for being cold to him backstage in TNA and not even shaking his hand. Booker said that at Monday’s tapings, the Young Bucks did not introduce themselves to him when they walked byRead More
– Miss Tessmacher stated Tuesday on Twitter that she was shooting a pilot episode for her reality show. Further details were not disclosed. — “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan guest stars on the premiere episode of CMT Made tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT. — Angelina Love was asked today on Twitter who her dream opponent would be and revealed that it is a fellow Canuck. “Canada vs Canada – Trish Stratus,” Love replied. The seven-time WWE Women’s Champion has indicated numerous times in recent years that she keeps up with theRead More
Jimmy Yang angrily stated Monday night on Twitter that he still has yet to be paid by TNA Wrestling after appearing for the organization seven weeks ago. He also states that an office employee called him unprofessional after revealing on the microblogging website last Thursday that the check he was issued two weeks prior bounced. “Seven weeks and still no check. Somebody called me and said I was being unprofessional. Not paying somebody for a job is UNPROFESSIONAL,” Yang wrote. Yang, reviving his Elvis impersonator character, made a one nightRead More
Orlando Jordan appeared on World Wrestling Insanity, which is available at Highlights from his interview are as follows: The one man shock-and-awe of TNA, Orlando Jordan turned heads with each move he made. Debuting with an outrageous entrance, OJ seemed destined for spectacular things. However, as time went on, the spectacle died down and the gimmick followed suit. As Jordan explains to James Guttman, the idea was never to be another version of Goldust. There were many plans he had for his character, but sometimes you have to compromiseRead More

Posted On August 11, 2011By StaffIn News

*Spoilers* Impact Wrestling Tapings Results For Tonight

Credit to reader Eric for the following TNA Impact Wrestling spoilers for this Thursday (8/11), taped on Monday night from Orlando: * Impact opens with Immortal. Bully Ray calls Abyss soft. He announces a Bound For Glory Series match tonight with him, Scott Steiner and Gunner vs. Crimson in a four-way. Ray and Mr. Anderson start fighting and Anderson gets beat down by Immortal, including Abyss. Anderson was taken away on a stretcher. * Mickie James beat Madison Rayne in a #1 contender’s match. * Brian Kendrick beat Robbie E.Read More

Posted On August 11, 2011By StaffIn News

Tonight’s Impact, Melina To TNA?, Goldberg/Crimson, Hogan, More

- Matches for tonight’s TNA Impact Wrestling on Spike TV include Mickie James vs. Madison Rayne in a #1 contender’s match, Robbie E. vs. Brian Kendrick in a X Division Title match, Beer Money vs. Rob Van Dam & AJ Styles in a Bound For Glory Series match, Tara & Miss Tessmacher vs. ODB & Miss Jackie, plus a four-man BFG Series main event with Crimson, Gunner, Scott Steiner and Bully Ray. – Regarding the possibility of Melina going to TNA, she had a fan in Bruce Prichard when theyRead More

Posted On August 11, 2011By StaffIn News

Hardy Responds To Rehab Reports, TNA’s Low Ticket Sales, Jarrett

- In response to yesterday’s report from The Wrestling Observer that TNA hasn’t brought back Matt Hardy or Jeff Hardy because they refused rehab, Matt wrote on Twitter: “Not the all.” Hardy also noted that his own wrestling school is in the works. – The TNA Impact Wrestling tapings outside of Orlando on August 25th in Huntsville, Alabama has reportedly sold less than 400 tickets. One of the big frustrations within TNA these days is that now they have the chance to take Impact on the road, they can’tRead More

Posted On August 10, 2011By StaffIn News

Backstage Ric Flair News, TNA Releases & Finance Update

- Most people were shocked to see Ric Flair arrive at last night’s TNA Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando. It was believed that Flair had been written off TV and that creative had nothing for him, especially after the recent troubles between Flair and company officials. – Regarding TNA’s financial status, it’s said that they are “in the black”, which means they have a positive net income, and are in no danger of shutting down. At the same time, there are concern about financial issues in the company. The newRead More
The Voice of Wrestling returned live last night from 7-8 EST with hosts, Chris Cash and Nick Paglino. Chris Masters – who was just released this past Friday from the WWE – joined Chris and Nick to discuss his recent departure, his future and much more. Other topics include SummerSlam this weekend, TNA’s Hard Justice pay per view, Gail Kim quitting and much more. Chris Masters Interview Highlights On being surprised about his WWE release: “If somebody on the outside was watching me, they wouldn’t be surprised because they hadn’tRead More
Gail Kim insisted Friday on her Twitter account that she quit WWE on Monday and was not released. “I didn’t ask for a release. I QUIT,” she wrote to TNA Wrestling performer Lisa Marie Varon (a/k/a Tara). “Lol meaning I don’t want their money I’d rather be freeeeeeee haha. She commented further, “I don’t know but I’ve been telling them since Monday I quit. So either they have control issues or they’re in denial.” WWE, however, has yet to announce that she has been released from the organization. Regarding theirRead More

Posted On August 4, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

X Division Wrestler Says He Is Leaving TNA Wrestling

Amazing Red announced this afternoon on his Twitter account that he has parted ways with TNA Wrestling. He cites creative differences for his departure from the organization. Red wrote, “Heys Guyz, I just wanted to let Ya kno 1st…TNA & I parted ways do to the “creative has nothing for you” line, so we r gonna future endeavor each other right now. “Thanks to my @ImpactWrestling famo & fans… Now “On to the Next one” (Jay-Z).” Red, however, is still listed as a member of the TNA Wrestling roster onRead More

Posted On August 4, 2011By StaffIn News

Bischoff On Impact’s Future On Spike, Announcing Again, More

iMPACT Wrestling’s Eric Bischoff was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. Eric Bischoff Discusses Why He Does Not Feel Uneasy About The Future Of iMPACT Wrestling On Spike TV Amidst Reports Of The Network Looking To Rebrand, The Latest On The TNA Returns Of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, & Matt Hardy, Sting’s New Persona/Character And The Fan Split About Its Current Direction, If He Believes An Effective Relationship Between TNA & The World Of MMA Should DevelopRead More
TNA executive producer Eric Bischoff appeared on this week’s Monday Night Mayhem radio show and was asked about the TNA statues of Jeff Hardy and Ric Flair. You can check out the full minute interview over at Here’s a recap of what Bischoff said about: Jeff Hardy: “I have no updates on Jeff Hardy. I’m not involved in his situation within TNA. I hope the best for Jeff. He’s a very talented young man. He’s a great guy. He really is. I haven’t gotten to know him very, veryRead More

Posted On July 27, 2011By StaffIn News

Generation Me Speak On Their TNA Departure, RVD’s Comments

Former TNA talent Generation Me appeared on Right After Wrestling with Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas, which airs on and iTunes. Highlights from his interview are as follows: Matt Jackson on their debut in TNA and not even knowing what their in-ring names would be: “I remember the first time we found out we were gonna be called ‘Max & Jeremy’ was when we watched out debut match with everybody else and it was just so weird. Calling Nick ‘Jeremy’ was something we were never really comfortable with. WeRead More
There were reports going around that Dave Hebner, the brother of TNA referee Earl Hebner and uncle of TNA referee Brian Hebner, was set to undergo heart surgery. According to a Twitter post by Brian, Dave is in the hospital but it is not believed to be anything “major.” It looks like rumors of heart surgery are unfounded.Read More

Posted On July 20, 2011By StaffIn News

Foley “Hooked” On Raw, Did Raw Angle Affect WWE Stock?

Amidst concern that there might be a negative affect on WWE’s stock following the Vince McMahon/Triple H angle which ended Raw last night, is reporting that WWE stock closed today at 9.99, a 0.14 (1.42%) increase for the day. The stock reached a low of 9.80 and a high of 10.00. Former WWE and TNA star Mick Foley posted the following on Twitter: Just saw @WWE Raw on DVR. Wow..didn’t see that one coming. I can’t even remember the last time I was so hooked on wrestling as aRead More

Posted On July 19, 2011By StaffIn News

Mr. Anderson Doesn’t Want To Be Wrestling 5 Years From Now

The following is from a recent interview Ken Anderson did with the Dover Post: Q Guys like Ric Flair have had careers for decades now. How long would you like to keep at it? A If I’m still doing this five years from now, please, just shoot me. I love the wrestling business, I love entertaining people, but it doesn’t define me. And for people who are defined by this, that’s fine. I don’t judge them or look down on them, but it’s not for me. After 13 years ofRead More

Posted On July 19, 2011By StaffIn News

Password For Ongoing TNA Bound For Glory Ticket Pre-Sale

The Liacouras Center is currently holding a pre-sale to obtain tickets to TNA Bound For Glory on Sunday, October 16, 2011. If you are interested in purchasing ticekts, you can do so by going to this link with the pre-sale code TNA.Read More