Posted On August 23, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Backstage Reaction To Taryn Terrell’s TNA Debut

Taryn Terrell, who appeared as Tiffany in WWE, made her TNA Wrestling debut last Thursday on Impact Wrestling being introduced by the Vice President of the Knockouts Division, Brooke Hogan, as the special guest referee for the Women’s Knockout Championship match between Madison Rayne and Miss Tessmacher. It will be Terrell’s role going forward as her ImpactWrestling.com bio states that she will be the referee for Knockouts Division matches. Terrell, a former Playboy model, broke into the professional wrestling industry in 2007 through the Diva Search and rose her wayRead More
- Many people speculated that Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, who participated in Tough Enough last year and was brought in as a celebrity guest WrestleMania XXVIII week, would have a WWE contract waiting for her if she opted for a professional wrestling career. She, however, says that’s not the case. When asked on Twitter whether she would be joining the organization again, she responded, “They don’t want me.” – Billy Gunn, who appeared on Raw 1,000, is the newest addition to WWE.com’s Alumni section. WWE.com writes of the multi-timeRead More
- Even though she has only been in developmental a short time, there has already been talk of putting Ashley Fliehr Johnson with Cody Rhodes as his manager. The idea would be that a Flair is paired together with a Rhodes, playing off the great rivalry between Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes. As noted before, Flair’s daughter is using the name Charlotte in WWE NXT. Ashley was a star high school volleyball player and a level 9 gymnast when she was younger so she is able to do things inRead More
- Former TNA star Alex Shelley has indeed been in serious talks with WWE. As of this past weekend, he has not signed a contract and is still booked for New Japan’s tour in September. Word is that Shelley and WWE are close to a deal and that his signing is imminent. – The current target date for Mark Henry to return from shoulder surgery is late fall. Henry has been saying that if the shoulder doesn’t fully recover that he may retire but he is expecting to return. (PartialRead More
WWE Superstar Christian is scheduled to return at TNA’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view to induct Sting into the TNA Hall of Fame. Christian working Bound For Glory was the second part of the deal made with WWE to allow Ric Flair to work WWE’s Hall of Fame earlier this year. There was a push on the TNA side to get Ric Flair to induct Sting but that likely won’t happen because of the lawsuit against WWE where Flair is named. Flair’s non-compete with TNA ends on September 6th as itRead More
- While Alberto Del Rio has stated that he wants to leave WWE in a few years and retire, he recently did an interview where he said he would now like to stay for 10 or 15 more years, or as long as WWE will keep him. – Olympian Diana Lopez is looking at negotiating a deal with WWE. She competed in this year’s games from London in Tae Kwon Do at 125 pounds. She won a bronze medal back in 2008 but didn’t place this year. She’s from Sugarland,Read More
- We noted before that matches at SummerSlam had to be cut short due to production issues and time constraints. The WWE Title match actually had several minutes cut from it because some of the undercard went longer than planned. A big part of the timing problems had to do with the Kevin Rudolph performance in the middle of the pay-per-view. Speaking of that performance, WWE reportedly had fans dancing that were planted in the crowd. – Potential TNA talents Scorpio Sky and Shaun Ricker were both scheduled to beRead More
- We noted before that it came out Charlie Sheen had a family party the night of SummerSlam that was planned months in advance. While at the party, Sheen was asked about working SummerSlam and joked that it would cost WWE a ton of money to get him to do it. Several WWE sources report that WWE is still interested in getting Sheen to work an angle at a future pay-per-view, possibly WrestleMania 29. – Antonio Cesaro’s WWE United States Title win at SummerSlam was covered as a mainstream storyRead More
- Here are some updates on recent WWE developmental signings: * Danny Burch is former UK wrestler Martin Stone, real name Martin Harris. He’s been wrestling in the UK since 2003 and in Germany since 2007. WWE offered him a contract a year ago but his knee was in bad shape so he had major surgery and took a year off. He’s about 6 feet tall and 213 lbs. with a good physique. * Memo Montenegro is the brother of Alberto Del Rio we have written about, real name GuillermoRead More
- WWE has submitted a proposal to be included on the SXSW 2013 Interactive panel that runs from March 8th through the 12th. WWE’s topic will be how they are “crushing” social TV and Stephanie McMahon will be a speaker along with various Superstars to be named at a later date. – WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz is in London, England to do promotional work for WWE for about a week. He will then continue overseas promotional work so we may not see him on WWE TV for a fewRead More
- Linda McMahon opponent Chris Murphy bought ads on the USA Network during Monday’s RAW in Connecticut. WWE issued the following statement to CourantBlogs.com: “It is apparent that the same people who have consistently denigrated and mischaracterized WWE and our family-friendly entertainment for political gain have officially changed their point of view about our content. For the second week in a row, Mr. Murphy’s campaign continues to run advertising in our programming with his new ad airing yesterday at 10:30 p.m. on USA during Monday Night Raw. While the pastRead More
WWE announced late Wednesday night via Twitter that Tyler Reks has been released from his contract with the organization. “WWE has come to terms on the release of Gabe Tufts (Tyler Reks) as of Tuesday, Aug. 21. We wish Gabe all the best in his future endeavors,” the message reads, which was made through an iPad. Reks, whose real name is actually Gabe Tuft, cited his desire to spend time with his family in a message posted on Facebook and Twitter. He wrote, “I realized recently that being a SuperstarRead More
- WWE.com has compiled a list ranking 15 former Superstars that should make a one-night comeback. It reads: 15. Scott Steiner, 14. Honky Tonk Man, 13. Michelle McCool, 12. Steve Blackman, 11. JBL, 10. Mick Foley, 9. Edge, 8. Shane McMahon, 7. Goldberg, 6. Trish Stratus, 5. Shawn Michaels, 4. Bret Hart, 3. Batista, 2. Ultimate Warrior, 1. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. – WWE has released a preview clip of a Saturday Morning Slam segment showcasing sports-entertainment’s history of dancers. – Jim Ross complimented former WWE Women’s Champion Jacqueline viaRead More
It’s been reported for months that WWE is in the process of making a new championship belt that will replace CM Punk’s current “spinner” belt. Punk confirmed in a recent interview that the belt will debut very soon. He speculated it could debut as early as WWE SummerSlam (it didn’t) or by next month’s Night of Champions pay-per-view. To update this situation, we can report that Rick Petko from Orange County Choppers, which is featured on The Discovery Channel’s American Chopper television series, is helping with the creation of theRead More

Posted On August 22, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Rey Mysterio Diagnosed With Concussion

WWE.com announced Wednesday that Rey Mysterio suffered a concussion during his match Sunday against The Miz at SummerSlam. The website notes that according to a backstage source, WWE personnel “suspected [a concussion] because he hit his head.” The following day, precautionary impact testing was conducted and “showed that [Mysterio] is below baseline, which means he sustained some sort of concussion.” The website has confirmed that Mysterio is not medically cleared to compete at this time. The San Diego native did not appear on Raw or SmackDown, and has been removedRead More
After rumors surfaced online that WWE had parted ways with Tyler Reks due to his profile being transferred from the SmackDown Superstars section to the Alumni page, the infrequently used grappler confirmed his departure from the sports-entertainment organization through his Twitter account, which is now located @GabeTuft. Reks reveals that he requested to be released. He writes, “I just want to say thank you to WWE, Inc. for allowing me to be part of an incredible entertainment experience. On Monday, I asked for my release and the company was graciousRead More
It would appear that WWE has parted ways with SmackDown Superstar Tyler Reks as he is now listed on the company’s website Alumni section. As WWE infrequently announces talent departures, this is often seen as a sign that a talent has been parted ways with the sports-entertainment organization. Reks had recently tried out a new gimmick. Two weeks ago on SmackDown, he and tag team partner Curt Hawkins talked to General Manager Booker T about landing a spot on the program. After being told to “step it up,” the duoRead More
- Former WWE developmental wrestler Marcus Owens issued a negative assessment on David Otunga’s working ability after watching him compete on television. “I swear David Otunga is the most unsafe guy, I’ve ever seen on TV,” he wrote on Facebook. “I’d rather work Sid Vicious back when he was with the IV Horseman…LOL.” This is not the first time where Otunga’s wrestling ability has been publicly dismissed by a fellow wrestler. Chris Masters stated during an interview following his release from WWE last year, “He’s got two left feet. C’mon,Read More
- As reported Tuesday, WWE.com is no longer advertising Beth Phoenix for next week’s four-event Raw brand tour of Australia after she was listed as appearing as recently as late last week. Additionally, she been pulled from all television tapings and live events through the month of September. According to WWE.com, her next scheduled appearance takes place on October 1 for a Raw taping at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After news surfaced Tuesday night concerning her whereabouts, Phoenix tweeted, “Thank u for all of the supportRead More