Author - Colin Vassallo

TNA name “deleted” starting from next week

With a new regime comes a new name…well, sort of! Starting from next week’s Impact, TNA will no longer be TNA as the initials and the Total Nonstop Action name will be dead and buried. Going forward, the company will solely go by the name of Impact Wrestling and the new folks running the show made sure everybody knows that during the tapings...

TNA Knockout Jade departs as well

TNA Knockout Jade, real name Stephanie Bell, has also left TNA, becoming the sixth star to depart the company in a span of a few days. The 27-year-old joined TNA in 2013 but joined full time two years later as part of The Dollhouse. She transitioned to singles competition last year, winning the TNA Knockouts title in a three-way match defeating...

Alberto El Patron makes his Impact Wrestling debut

Alberto El Patron, the former WWE champion known as Alberto Del Rio, made his Impact Wrestling debut last night during the television tapings. Ed Nordholm of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, and the man who is overseeing the new era of the company, tweeted a photo of El Patron and Jeff Jarrett in the middle of the ring during the day, so his...

Justin Roberts’ biography book out on April 1

Former WWE Raw ring announcer Justin Roberts will have his biography book published on April 1, in time for WrestleMania, by Meyer & Meyer Sport. Titled Best Seat In The House: Your Backstage Pass Through My WWE Journey, the book tells the story of a passionate professional wrestling fan who wanted nothing more than to be a ring announcer for...

Bruce Prichard returns to TNA

Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com is reporting that Bruce Prichard has returned to TNA three and a half years after he was released. Prichard will be assuming a backstage role as well as an on-camera role and will start officially with TNA with today’s Impact television tapings in Orlando. He worked for TNA between 2010 and 2013, doing the...

TNA to debut new Impact Wrestling logo

A new logo for Impact Wrestling will debut with tonight’s Impact tapings in Orlando, Florida, and Anthem’s owl from the current logo will be completely gone. The new logo has a redesigned font for the word IMPACT, which is in white, and WRESTLING is in a green font…think Global Force Wrestling logo green! In the background there’s a...

Jack Swagger asks for WWE release

Jack Swagger announced on the Chael Sonnen Beyond The Fight podcast that he asked for his release from WWE yesterday. Swagger said that this was a business decision and contract negotiations didn’t go as planned as they did not value him at what he thought he was valued at. The former World champion explained that he was not given the...

Smackdown rating for 02/28/2017

Smackdown yesterday drew a total of 2,566,000 viewers, down 226,000 viewers from last week’s show. Smackdown went head-to-head with President Trump’s address to Congress and was #7 in the top 50 cable chart in the 18-49 demographic. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Drew Galloway discusses his departure from TNA

Drew Galloway revealed that the reason he turned down the TNA contract was because they waited until the last second to offer him the deal. “They came to me last week with an offer and it was very very good one, one of the best in the company and a position as top guy but the reality is that because they waited until the last second I had to...

GLOW lands on Netflix on June 23

The upcoming series GLOW on Netflix got a release date as Netflix officially announced that the series will drop on June 23. Inspired by the short-lived show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder – played by Alison Brie – an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom...

Mike Bennett and Maria also leave TNA

PWInsider.com is reporting that both Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis have also departed TNA, following the exists of Drew Galloway, Matt Hardy, and Jeff Hardy, and will not be at the Impact television tapings that start tomorrow in Orlando. Both their contracts expired in late 2016 and were working on per-appearance deals according to Mike Johnson...

Raw rating for 02/27/2017

The final Raw before Fastlane drew 3,092,000 viewers, down 123,000 viewers from last week’s broadcast. Hour one pulled in 3,127,000 viewers, then increased to 3,233,000 in the second hour, but dropped to 2,918,000 viewers for the final hour. Over 300,000 viewers changed channels between hour two and three. Raw was #2, #3, and #4 in the top 50...

Who owns the Broken Hardy gimmick?

Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com is reporting that there seems to be a fight on who owns the Broken Matt Hardy gimmick, a gimmick which Matt has created during his time in TNA. TNA says that they own the intellectual property of the gimmick and Matt cannot use it anywhere outside TNA. Meanwhile, Hardy is claiming that while TNA certainly owns...

Jeff Jarrett addresses the recent three departures from TNA

Jeff Jarrett, who is back running things at TNA along with Anthem’s Ed Nordholm, made his first public comments on Twitter regarding the departure of three former TNA champions Drew Galloway, Matt Hardy, and Jeff Hardy. Jarrett said that it’s TNA’s corporate policy not to make any comments on talent contractual matters and wished “nothing...

Seth Rollins vows to be at WrestleMania 33

Despite claiming that the doctors will not clear him in time for WrestleMania, Seth Rollins has vowed to be at the show. During a segment on Raw last night, Triple H interrupted a sit-down interview Rollins was having with Corey Graves, and called him a washed-up and a has-been, saying that he used Rollins and then “spit him out.” Triple H...