Archive - July 2012

Jon Jones sentenced for misdemeanor DWI charge, avoids jail time

Jon Jones

Jon Jones, the current UFC Light Heavyweight champion, was sentenced this morning for his misdemeanor DWI charge that he picked up back in mid-May. Jones was fined $1,000 and will need to install ignition interlocks on all of his vehicles according to a story on New York-based PressConnects.com Apart from those two, Jones will also need to...

Dana White revises number 1 contender plans ahead of UFC on FOX

Dana White

After Dana White was set on the Rua vs Vera getting the next shot at the champion, the UFC President changed his plans. Yesterday, White announced that the winner of Machida vs Bader will also be considered for the number one contender spot for the Light Heavyweight championship. After backlash from the fans on social media, White now has plans...

UFC on FOX 4 main event Shogun vs Vera preview

Shogun Rua

On Saturday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA the UFC will return to FOX. In the main event one of the top light heavyweights of all time Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will take on Brandon “The Truth” Vera. The winner of this five round headliner will be the next in line for a shot at the 205 pound title which will...

UFC on FOX 4 co-main event Machida vs Bader preview

Lyoto Machida

This Saturday in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 4 Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida faces off with Ryan “Darth” Bader in a light heavyweight match up. Both of these men have earned their spots in the elite of the 205 pounders and now they are determined to show that they deserve to stay there. Lyoto last fought in the Octagon at...

Angle and RVD film Olympic-themed FunnyOrDie clip

Kurt Angle

The website FunnyOrDie.com has a hilarious segment with Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle and his pal Rob Van Dam as Angle trains for different sports for the Olympics. Kurt tries his hand at badminton, fencing, beach volley, and race walking, with Rob Van Dam acting as his coach and motivating Kurt. Needless to say, Kurt sucked in all sports and...

Velvet Sky announces her departure from TNA

Velvet Sky

Former TNA Knockout Velvet Sky has confirmed that she is indeed gone from TNA Wrestling after she asked – and was granted – her release from the company. “I have been granted my release by TNA at this time. It’s what’s best for me right now and I wanted to thank TNA and all the fans for their constant support in...

Dixie Carter says new person to take control of IMPACT tonight

Dixie Carter

TNA President Dixie Carter announced on Twitter yesterday that a new person will take control of IMPACT Wrestling tonight while the Hulkster is recovering. “While Hulk Hogan is recovering, I’ve asked another man to step in and take control. He appears right at 8/7 Central on @SpikeTV,” Carter wrote. The reveal of the new man in...

Velvet Sky rumored to be leaving TNA Wrestling

Velvet Sky

Rumors are flying around that TNA Knockout Velvet Sky is on her way out of TNA Wrestling. The 31 year old from Connecticut has been working for TNA since 2007, first wrestling as singles and then joining Angelina Love as The Beautiful People. She returned to singles competition and eventually went on to win the Knockout title, adding to her...

TNA Hall of Fame ceremony tickets now on sale

TNA Hall of Fame

The first ever TNA Hall of Fame ceremony will be held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 13, on the eve of Bound For Glory. The ceremony will also include a sit-down dinner with tickets selling for $125 a piece. Sting will be the first person to be ever inducted into the newly formed TNA HOF. “Be part...

Linda McMahon releases 2010 tax returns

Linda McMahon

After getting some flack from her opponents who want the same Senate seat, Linda McMahon finally released the 2010 tax returns to the Associated Press. Linda and her husband Vince earned a total of $30.6 million in 2010, paying $4.7 million in federal taxes. The 2011 returns have not been released yet although her campaign team said that they will...

Who are the Aces & Eights?

Aces & Eights

There’s a new group forming inside TNA Wrestling called Aces & Eights, and for the past three weeks they have been wrecking havoc with TNA champion Austin Aries and Bobby Roode being their latest victims. On IMPACT this week, the group attacked Aries as Roode stood in the corner watching the beat down. After Aces & Eights were done...

Kurt Angle gets married to 25 year old girlfriend

Kurt Angle

Former TNA champion and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle got married today to his girlfriend Giovanna Yannoti. “Getting Married…..Right Now! AmazeBalls!” wrote Angle on his Twitter account. This is Angle’s second marriage after his first one, to the now Karen Jarrett, ended after ten years. Angle, 43, and his fiance...

Chavo Guerrero joins TNA Wrestling

Chavo Guerrero

Former ECW, WWE Cruiserweight and Tag Team title holder Chavo Guerrero has signed a deal with TNA Wrestling and will be making his debut on next week’s IMPACT Wrestling, on July 26. This will not be Guerrero’s first working relationship with TNA as last December he participated in TNA’s India project titled Ring Ka King, where he...

Hogan recovering after another surgery

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan underwent another surgery this week which is why he was written off temporarily from TNA television last week. The WWE Hall of Famer recorded a video message from hospital, accompanied by his long time friend and former manager Jimmy Hart, who he called “nurse Jimmy.” “Hulk only calls me when there’s an...

WWE Hall of Famer Sunny enters rehab

Sunny

WWE Hall of Famer and former Diva Tammy Sytch – better known to all as Sunny – has checked herself into a rehab facility yesterday after a trip to an emergency room during the weekend. Rob Feinstein, who runs RF Video and who also conducted an interview with her after she was released from hospital, wrote that WWE took swift action to...

Austin Aries signs long term deal with TNA

Austin Aries

TNA President Dixie Carter announced on her Twitter today that TNA has signed the current champion Austin Aries to a long term deal. “Excited to have signed @AustinAries to a long term deal. I share the story on TNA Today TODAY,” Carter wrote, referring to the online webcast hosted by Jeremy Borash. Aries won the TNA World title at the...

Hulk Hogan opening retail store in Clearwater, Florida

Hulk Hogan

The Clearwater Patch website is reporting that Hulk Hogan is opening up a retail shop close to his North Beach home on Mandalay Avenue. Opening at the end of next week, the store will be located on the upper level of the Pelican Walk Plaza and will have a display of his memorabilia as well as items for sale. Hogan is planning to be a frequent...