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Booker T and Kevin Nash are scheduled to appear as surprise entrants for tomorrow night’s 40-Man Royal Rumble Match, reports PWInsider.com. Booker T was expected earlier based on recent talks with organization officials and his scheduled appearance at the New Orleans Comic Con this weekend being canceled. Company sources confirmed this morning he is set for the 40-Man Royal Rumble Match. WWE sources have also confirmed that Nash is booked for the match and is scheduled to fly into Boston later today. He was in discussions with TNA Wrestling officialsRead More
Monday Night Mayhem with Shane Helms Hosts: The Big Mosh and “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent Report by Paterson from N.J. Airs every Monday at 6:00 P.M. (CT) Show available at MondayNightMayhem.com. His reasons for choosing to sign with Lucha Libre USA and not pursuing TNA or Ring of Honor more actively: “I just think it’s something different. I never did the Lucha Libre style, and I think I have more to offer those guys. I think it’s a challenge for me now. Once I left the WWE,Read More

Posted On January 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

HBK Wants Ric Flair At The Hall Of Fame, McCool & Undertaker News

- When WWE legend Shawn Michaels is inducted into the Hall of Fame during WrestleMania weekend, he reportedly wants longtime friend Ric Flair to be at the ceremony. While there’s no word yet on whether Flair will appear, feeling is that WWE would have no problem with Flair attending, but they likely would not show him on camera. It remains to be seen whether TNA would have a problem with Flair attending a WWE event. – Michelle McCool was back on the road for WWE live events this past weekend,Read More

Posted On January 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

“The Chaperone” Theater Dates, TNA Signs New Knockout

“The Chaperone,” the new WWE Studios film starring Triple H, will have a very small theatrical release beginning on February 18. According to PWInsider.com, only the following three theaters in Arizona, Texas and California will be carrying the film: -The Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18 in Peoria, Arizona. -The Harkins Chino Hills 18 in Chino Hills, California -The Harkins Southlake 14 in Southlake, Texas The Wrestling Observer is reporting that TNA has offered a contract to Thea Trinidad, who wrestles under the name Divina Fly. Trinidad was said to have hadRead More

Posted On January 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

TNA Star Returning Soon, HBK Nominated For Shorty Award

ProWrestling.net is reporting that TNA star Hernandez has finished his time with AAA and is expected to return to TNA very soon. Thanks to Carl Dantes for sending this in: Shawn Michaels is nominated for a Shorty Award in the sports category.Read More

Posted On January 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Fox Sports Picks Up Ochocinco/TNA, More Lockdown Info

Alex Marvez of Foxsports.com has written an article taking a look at TNA’s offer to Chad Ochocinco to wrestle a cage match at this year’s Lockdown PPV. Additionally, Marvez is reporting that this year’s Lockdown PPV will take place on April 17th at The U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.Read More
– Team Angle vs. Team Immortal in a Handicap Match headlines tonight’s episode of TNA iMPACT! as TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money, Inc., X Division Champion Kazarian, Rob Terry, Gunner and Murphy face Kurt Angle and Crimson. Other matches scheduled to take place include: * TNA World Heavyweight Champion Mr. Anderson vs. Matt Hardy in a non-title match * TNA Television Champion Abyss defends his title against Douglas Williams * Chris Sabin vs. Amazing Red vs. Generation Me member Max * Sarita, Madison Rayne and Tara vs. MickieRead More

Posted On January 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Flair Expected To Join TNA’s UK Tour After Issues With Management

As previously reported, Ric Flair had a major falling out with TNA management while on tour with the company overseas. While in Dublin, Ireland, Flair reportedly demanded a money advance from a company official. When his request wasn’t granted, Flair allegedly tried to play hardball, refusing to get on a bus that was taking personnel to the airport for their flight. A decision was made to leave Flair behind. It’s worth noting that there was no official decision to send him home, but the company chose to move on asRead More

Posted On January 25, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Resolves UK TV Situation, Programming To Air On Freeview

TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter announced Tuesday that all TNA programming in the U.K. will air on Sky TV channel Challenge beginning next month. Challenge TV will broadcast iMPACT! each week, as well as Xplosion and monthly pay-per-view events. TNA’s television situation in the U.K. had been limbo since January 1 when its former home, Bravo, was shut down. Challenge TV generally airs game show programs, but is available to Sky, Virgin, and Freeview systems. By getting on Freeview, TNA programming will eventually be available to every television in theRead More
– TNA Wrestling head writer and former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vince Russo celebrates his 50th birthday today. — TNA Wrestling’s creative team are under the impression that there is “nothing to worry about” in regards to Jeff Hardy’s current legal matter. — While Matt Hardy has accused “dirt sheet” reporters of having an agenda for critically panning his TNA Wrestling debut against Rob Van Dam at Genesis, none of his new co-workers have defended the match. “He’s so bloated he can’t even move,” observed one TNA wrestler. The wrestlerRead More

Posted On January 24, 2011By Keelan BaldersonIn News

Hogan Working With WWE, The Pope Discusses PG

- Hulk Hogan caused a few raised eyebrows in TNA when he accepted a deal with THQ to be featured in the upcoming WWE All-Stars video game. Although his TNA deal allows him to take outside projects, you wouldn’t think he’d essentially work for the competition. – TNA star “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero recently sat down with the The University Observer and said the company was right to stay away from PG programming: “I do think TNA has done the right thing by staying away from PG and creating itsRead More
– The Jan. 20 episode of TNA iMPACT! scored a 1.15 cable rating, down from the previous week’s 1.25. The Jan. 6 episode also scored a 1.15 rating. Thursday’s show drew 1,648,000 viewers overall. — TNA Wrestling is holding a “Gut Check” on Feb. 26 in Richmond, Virginia with Jeff Jarrett and producer D’Lo Brown. It’s a combination training seminar and tryout. Registration costs $250 and will be held before the evening’s live event at Landmark Theater. Those interested can apply at www.tnagutcheck.com. The deadline is Feb. 16. — ItRead More

Posted On January 20, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

JR Blog: 40-Man Royal Rumble, Who Should Induct HBK, TNA-WCW

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR said about: The 40-Man Royal Rumble: “Been asked tons of questions of what I think about the 40 Royal Rumble match…up 10 men from years past. Many ‘experts’ have already analyzed this ‘biggest ever’ Rumble match but I’m not that bright. I need to see it play out before I can judge it. Once I see the Rumble on PPV from Boston, which isRead More

Posted On January 20, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Hogan & Bischoff Take Paycuts, Impact Rating Breakdown, More

– Gunner and Murphy have been added to TNAWrestling.com’s roster page. The duo debuted in June 2009 as the company’s on-air security and were given official names in July 2010. — Last Thursday’s episode of TNA iMPACT!, scored a 1.25 cable rating, the program’s highest mark since October 14, the show after Bound For Glory. The program garnered 1,733,000 viewers over the course of two hours. Segment-by-segment numbers are as follows: Beer Money, Inc. vs. Motor City Machine Guns lost 138,000 viewers. “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero and Samoa Joe facingRead More
Last Thursday on TNA iMPACT!, Amazing Red’s “little” brother (officially known as “Crimson”) put Abyss in a chokehold backstage and delivered a cryptic message to him: “They are coming.” “They” will mark the return of the Main Event Mafia and will consist of Kurt Angle and Scott Steiner, and possibly Sting, Kevin Nash and Booker T. Steiner returned to TNA at last Wednesday’s iMPACT! taping and participated in a cliff hanger ending. He donned a suit reminiscent of his time in the Main Event Mafia. Angle is penciled in forRead More

Posted On January 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Star Breaks Collarbone, Backstage Snickering Over Hardy

– Motor City Machine Gun member Alex Shelley reportedly suffered a broken collarbone at yesterday’s TNA Wrestling live event in Hagerstown, Maryland. — Some in the TNA Wrestling locker room instantly began snickering over Matt Hardy upon his debut last week at Genesis. One wrestler felt that Hardy looked out of shape and compared his modified appearance to Raven’s. Wrestlers were also chatting about his state of mind throughout the day. Though it was largely believed that Matt Hardy would join TNA following his departure from WWE, some within theRead More

Posted On January 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Sean Morley Raising Awareness For Prescription Drug Abuse

Former WWE and TNA wrestler Sean Morley, best known as “Val Venis” during WWE’s Attitude Era, has launched ScriptDanger.com to raise awareness about the dangers of abusing prescription medication. The site’s mission statement reads: “The purpose of ScriptDanger.com is to effectively spread the powerful message that prescription drug abuse is a dangerous activity that can and will lead to life destroying addiction and ultimately death. Sean Morley (aka Val Venis) inspires and motivates people to refrain from abusing prescription drugs and provides resources for those who currently need help. SeanRead More

Posted On January 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rumor Killer On TNA Ending X-Division, Val Venis Blasts Hardy’s

- Former WWE & TNA star Sean Morley (Val Venis) has some choice words for fellow co-workers Matt and Jeff Hardy in this video he posted online this week: – TNA President Dixie Carter wrote the following on Twitter on Friday in response to online reports (not reported here) that TNA would be ending the X-Division in 2011: “Not sure where you’ve heard the X Division is going away but it’s not true at all. I’m working to beef it up with both familiar & new faces.” From what we’veRead More

Posted On January 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

TNA Hypes 2/3 iMPACT!: Hogan’s Return, Anderson/Hardy

TNA Wrestling has skipped a couple weeks on their promotional machine and is promoting the February 3rd edition of Impact which will feature the return of Hulk Hogan. Below is the official preview from the TNA website: PREVIEW THE HUGE FEBRUARY 3RD TNA IMPACT BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV Thursday, February 3 is going to be one of the biggest “iMPACT!” broadcasts in TNA history! – It will feature the return of Hulk Hogan to iMPACT, and according to Eric Bischoff, Hogan plans on regaining his power from TNA President DixieRead More