Archive - June 2017

GFW planning on-demand streaming service

Global Force Wrestling is planning its own version of the WWE Network according to Ed Nordholm of Anthem Sports & Entertainment as the new brand tries to tap into its thousands of hours of footage. TNA/Impact Wrestling has footage that dates back to 2002 including that of its weekly show Impact as well as many pay-per-views that have been held...

Impact television show to keep its name

With the rebrand of the Impact Wrestling name to Global Force Wrestling, one title that includes the now old name has survived. The weekly television show Impact Wrestling on POP TV will continue to be called that, although it looks like it will be shortened to just Impact according to the Tennessean story which broke the news of the...

Anthem rebranding Impact Wrestling to Global Force Wrestling

The Tennessean newspaper is reporting that Impact Wrestling will be officially dead this coming Sunday as Anthem Sports and Entertainment will rebrand the company to Global Force Wrestling, the company that Jeff Jarrett founded after he left TNA. Earlier this week, Anthem announced that it has acquired Global Force Wrestling from Jeff Jarrett...

Impact rating for 06/29/2017

The Slammiversary go-home edition of Impact drew 268,000 viewers, down 74,000 viewers from last week’s show. This was the least-viewed Impact since the May 4 episode. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Mae Young Classic tournament now up to 14 confirmed participants

Apart from Kairi Sane, a couple of more women were announced for the Mae Young Classic tournament. These are Dakota Kai from New Zealand who was previously known as Evie, Piper Niven from Scotland who was known as Viper, Vanessa Bourne from the United States who was known as Danielle Kamela, and Bianca BelAir, the NXT talent from the U.S...

Kurt Angle is the pre-order bonus character for WWE 2K18

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle is coming to the WWE 2K18 video game as the pre-order bonus character. Angle made the reveal yesterday on Twitter and then the official Twitter account of WWE games confirmed the news. “We now know what it feels like to be hit with an Angle Slam. But it’s true! @RealKurtAngle is the #WWE2K18 pre-order...

Kairi Hojo receives new WWE name, to enter Mae Young Classic

Japanese female wrestling sensation Kairi Hojo announced in a video message played at the WWE live event in Tokyo today that she will be part of the Mae Young Classic tournament which starts filming next month. In the video, Hojo also revealed her new name of Kairi Sane and said she will be representing Japan in the 32-women tournament. The...

WWE women main evented all three major shows this week

WWE made history this week as their three shows – Raw, Smackdown, and NXT – all featured main events involving the women’s division. The women of Raw kicked things off with a gauntlet match with the winner becoming the number one contender for the Raw Women’s title. Nia Jax had an impressive showing, defeating Bayley, Mickie James...

Another international tag team announced for Slammiversary match

Impact Wrestling today announced that Naomichi Marufuji and Taiji Ishimori will team up to be part of the fatal 4-way tag team match for the Impact Tag Team titles at Slammiversary. The Pro Wrestling NOAH stars will face LAX and El Hijo del Fantasma and Drago from Lucha Libre AAA in Mexico, and Laredo Kid & Garza Jr. “It’s an honor to...

Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji movie trailer unveiled

The trailer for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s upcoming movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been released online. The movie is about four teenagers who find a vintage video game version of Jumanji while cleaning the school’s basement and when they start playing, they get sucked into its jungle setting. The four teenagers then morph into...

Chris Jericho with Raw brand for Singapore and Japan shows

Chris Jericho, who has been off WWE television since the Smackdown following the Payback pay-per-view, returned to the ring last night as he is currently on tour with the Raw brand in the Far East. Jericho wrestled Hideo Itami last night at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, the first leg of the tour. He will also be part of tomorrow’s...

Smackdown rating for 06/27/2017

Smackdown, headlined by the women’s Money In The Bank ladder match, drew 2,603,000 viewers, up 13,000 viewers from last week’s show. It was the third most watched show on cable on Tuesday and number #1 in the top 50 cable chart among the 18-49 demographic. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Carmella wins second Money In The Bank ladder match

Carmella won her second Money In The Bank match in a row, though this time it was her who climbed the ladder and unhooked the briefcase. The rematch on Smackdown was held after the first-ever women’s Money In The Bank ladder match ended with controversy when it was her sidekick James Ellsworth who actually climbed the ladder and got the...

Tyson Kidd returning to WWE in new non-wrestling role

Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com is reporting that Tyson Kidd will be returning to WWE although this time he will be in a role backstage rather than in the ring. Pro Wrestling Sheet adds that it is still currently being decided on what exactly he will be doing for the company. He was very vocal about how WWE treated him while he was out injured...

Anthem Sports & Entertainment acquires Global Force Wrestling

Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions LLC, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. and parent company of Impact Wrestling, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling. Jeff Jarrett, the founder of both Impact Wrestling and Global Force Entertainment, will join Anthem Wrestling...

Punjabi Prison match set for Battleground 2017

Mahal vs Orton III will happen at the next Smackdown pay-per-view Battleground, and this time it will be a rare gimmick match: The Punjabi Prison match. This will be third ever Punjabi Prison match in WWE history. The first one involved The Big Show vs The Undertaker at Great American Bash 2006, a match which The Big Show was not even supposed to...

Raw rating for 06/26/2017

Monday Night Raw drew 2,976,000 viewers this week, down 125,000 viewers from the previous week. Hour one drew 2,887,000 viewers, followed by an increase to 3,092,000 in the second hour, and then down to 2,951,000 for the final hour. Raw this week was headlined by a women’s match to determine the number one contender for the Raw Women’s...