- Hulk Hogan will return to Impact Wrestling on tonight’s episode to help Sting and the other TNA stars battle Aces & 8s as a part of Open Fight Night. Also confirmed for tonight’s show is more Bound For Glory Series matches and another Gut Check competition. – Early estimates show that TNA’s Hardcore Justice pay-per-view did around 8,000 buys. – After his performance at Destination X and on Impact, Sonjay Dutt is back doing independents again and has no future planned with TNA. – The TNA live event inRead More

Posted On August 21, 2012By Siddharth GroverIn Columns

IMPACT Wrestling: The Five Superstars Who Are the Future of TNA

TNA has a lot of untapped potential within their roster. With veterans who are ready to train their talents, TNA has a bright future ahead of them. While they have AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, Sting, Bobby Roode and Austin Aries carrying the company at the moment, it’s about time that TNA begin to create more main event talent, since the young stars are the ones who are going to direct TNA towards a happy and successful future. For that to happen, the wrestlers should have apt promo skills, a goodRead More
- TNA officials are considering a Madison Rayne vs. Brooke Hogan match for this year’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view. The idea behind the match would be that Brooke does a bunch of mainstream media that week to promote her first-ever wrestling match and TNA gets the publicity they need. – TNA had a member of the Aces & 8s group attack Jeff Hardy at a weekend live event in Ottumwa, Iowa. They attacked James Storm the night before. – Chavo Guerrero began working TNA live events this past weekend. (PartialRead More
It was recently reported by SuperLuchas that former TNA star Alex Shelley has signed with WWE. Their report did not state if he would be going to developmental or starting on the main roster. In an update, The Wrestling Observer reports that WWE sources are denying Shelley signed, as of Saturday afternoon. Shelley is booked for the upcoming New Japan Pro Wrestling tour in September and has been tweeting about how excited he is to wrestle in Japan. He is also graduating college in a week or so. Even thoughRead More

Posted On August 18, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s Weekly Rundown 08/18/12

NXT 08/15/12 Jinder Mahal defeats Richie Steamboat using the camel clutch to advance to the finals of the NXT Championship tournament. ^I’ve made it clear and I’m going to say it again: I don’t care for Jinder Mahal. I think his character is boring, and I think his move set is extremely limited and he has zero potential for the future. I understand WWE being about gimmicks and wanting to ENTERTAIN first, but Steamboat advancing to the finals of this tournament would have made for a FAR more interesting tournamentsRead More

Posted On August 17, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: TNA Hardcore Justice

It’s time to step into the Impact Zone once again as we take a look at TNA’s latest pay-per-view offering as Bobby Roode sought to regain the World title from Austin Aries in the main event of Hardcore Justice, shown this past Wednesday night on Challenge here in Britain. The show began with tag team action as Kid Kash and Gunner went up against Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero. As a show opener it was okay, but to me the majority of the action just seemed a little disjointed, and aRead More
- Actor Kris Kristofferson was in attendance for last night’s WWE NXT event in Tampa, Florida. As noted before, his son Jody Kristofferson is working in developmental as Garrett Dylan. – Independent wrestling star Scorpio Sky had signed with TNA but then he denied those reports. The reason he has not signed with TNA yet is because he’s scheduled to attend the big post-SummerSlam tryout camp that WWE is holding next week. – Wrestling legend Buddy Landel turns 51 years old today. Former WWE star, current Japanese star and KaientaiRead More
- WWE NXT star Xavier Woods is close to earning a PHD. The former TNA star is busy balancing his WWE developmental career with school. Before wrestling, Woods graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and philosophy. – Earlier this week, WWE Diva Kaitlyn interviewed the cast of WWE Studios’ The Day, which hits theaters on August 29th. The interview will be on WWE’s website soon. – GetGlue is giving away vintage SummerSlam stickers to fans who check-in to WWE programming each day this week goingRead More
The following is TNA’s official preview for next week’s live Impact Wrestling on Spike TV: – It’s the return of the monthly Open Fight Night on Thursday’s broadcast, featuring the huge return of “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan as he vows to help Sting and other TNA superstars battle The Aces and 8s! – As part of Open Fight Night, Sting challenged The Aces & 8s to fight them this Thursday! Can Sting, Hogan, and others finally stop the path of destruction that the gang has unleashed in TNA Wrestling? WillRead More
It was announced this week that the TruTV cable network has picked up “Hardcore Pawn: Chicago,” the latest series from TNA executive Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey’s production company. Here is the official synopsis of the show, courtesy of Hardcore Pawn: Chicago takes viewers behind the scenes at “the baddest pawn shop in Chicago.” One of the city’s largest and oldest establishments in the pawn and gold-buying business, Royal Pawn Shop is owned by Randy and Wayne Cohen, two brothers who d on’t always see eye to eye, exceptRead More
Former WWE & TNA star Joe E. Legend recently spoke with WrestleShark about his early days in wrestling, the Just Joe gimmick, his opinion of TNA and much more. Check it out in the iTunes store by searching “WrestleShark” or by clicking here. Some of the highlights are below. On signing with WWE: “Well initially Terry Taylor, some people think he’s got a bad rep but I have no problems with him, I think he’s a great guy, he was another person who was very straight with me. He wasRead More
- Hulk Hogan will be making his return to TNA TV on next week’s Impact. Hogan is scheduled for the opening segment when Sting and top TNA babyfaces “call out” the Aces & Eights group for a potential fight. – Tiffany (Taryn Terrell) debuted in TNA on tonight’s Impact episode. Taryn played the role of special referee for Madison Rayne vs. Miss Tessmacher for the Knockouts Title. – Miss Tessmacher regained the Knockouts Title from Madison Rayne after dropping the title to Rayne at Hardcore Justice.Read More

Posted On August 16, 2012By StaffIn News, Results

TNA Impact Wrestling Results – August 16, 2012

This week’s live TNA Impact opened with a recap of Bound for Glory Series matches on last week’s Impact and at Sunday’s Hardcore Justice PPV. The video opening also recapped the latest from Aces & Eights. Impact Zone: Live from Orlando, Mike Tenay introduced the show and pligged three BFG Series matches tonight, specifically A.J. Styles vs. Daniels in a “personal” match, Magnus vs. Samoa Joe in a battle of former TNA tag champs and current GHC tag champs, and Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy in the main event. AustinRead More

Posted On August 16, 2012By StaffIn News

Gail Kim Talks About Working As A Heel, Leaving WWE & Retirement

TNA Knockout Gail Kim recently spoke to to promote this weekend’s TNA house show tour in Iowa. says she’s been “feeling the groove” since returning to TNA last year. Here are some highlights of what Gail Kim said about: Working As Heel: “I’m looking forward to being the heel. I change my wrestling moves. When I’m a heel, I’m more technical and use submissions. When I’m a baby-face, I’m more of a high flyer.” Retirement: “I would love to leave wrestling at some point on a good note. EverybodyRead More
- Jeff Hardy’s contract with TNA expires in February 2013. Hardy, who is by far TNA’s top merchandise seller, is described by nearly everyone as having made an amazing turnaround and it’s said that he’s always clear-headed at the TNA shows. For what it’s worth, some independent wrestling promoters have been told that dates with Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy would be able to be booked in February. – Kenny King has indeed signed a contract with TNA. Mason Andrews, formerly known as Scorpio Sky, is rumored to have signedRead More
- The following is confirmed for tonight’s episode of TNA Impact Wrestling: * The fallout from Hardcore Justice * New Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne will appear * The final weeks begin of Bound For Glory Series matches with Magnus vs. Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray and Daniels vs. AJ Styles – It appears TNA star Crimson has been sent back to TNA’s developmental program at Ohio Valley Wrestling. He made a surprise appearance at last night’s OVW show and defeated Randy Royal. Crimson cut a promo after theRead More
TNA star Rob Van Dam was recently interview by Brian Fritz of Between The Ropes. Here are some highlights of what RVD said about: Whether or not he has thought about slowing down or changing his style in the ring: No bro! I’m a showoff. That’s my whole job is to show what I have and my problem is the opposite. My problem is I’m always only allowed to show 10% of what I got. You know what I mean? People ask ‘I want to see more Van Daminators’. Well,Read More
- just posted the following update on Shawn Michaels and SummerSlam: “ has confirmed that Shawn Michaels suffered a broken following Brock Lesnar’s brutal assault on Raw and will not be at this Sunday’s SummerSlam. Watch the exclusive post-Raw footage capturing the WWE Hall of Famer’s departure from Dallas’ American Airlines Center on Monday night, as well as Triple H’s reaction.” This is a storyline angle but remains to be seen if Shawn Michaels will actually appear at the pay-per-view event on Sunday. – Kurt Angle has apologized forRead More

Posted On August 14, 2012By StaffIn News

Kurt Angle Says His New TNA Contract Is ‘Part-Time’

- Kurt Angle has revealed that his new TNA contract is a part-time one. Angle revealed the news in an interview with Kirksville Daily Express while promoting an upcoming house show, revealing that the contract allows him to do more acting while still competing for TNA. “I came down here with hopes of building the program, which TNA has done an amazing job of doing, but having a lighter schedule, and that didn’t occur for four or five years,” he said. “It kind of blossomed after I got here andRead More