Author - Colin Vassallo

Alberto El Patron was not first choice for Impact spot

According to multiple sources, Alberto El Patron was not the first choice to challenge Lashley on Thursday’s tapings of Impact. In fact, he wasn’t even the second choice. Drew Galloway was supposed to be the star of the refreshed Impact Wrestling brand and the spot was his. However, the former TNA champion refused the new deal after it was...

Reby Hardy explains what happened with Hardys TNA deal

Reby Hardy, the wife of Matt Hardy, told FOX Sports that TNA changed the terms of their contract after a deal was agreed back in December. “We even had some of the Anthem guys come to our house. Matt came with a number, they countered and Matt was fine with it. All the financial details were good…for sure we had a deal,” she said. However...

Jeremy Borash joins Impact Wrestling commentary team

Longtime TNA employee Jeremy Borash will be joining Josh Mathews on commentary for Impact Wrestling shows starting next week, with the two feuding like Cole and Lawler did over at WWE several years ago. Borash has been working for TNA since the very beginning and had several roles throughout the years and is well-liked by his peers. Mathews...

Big Show says Shaquille O’Neal is fat and out of shape

The blame game between The Big Show and Shaquille O’Neal continues as their match at WrestleMania gets more impossible by the day. With no official announcement on the match yet, Big Show blamed O’Neal last week for not taking this seriously and then Shaq, on his podcast, said that it’s not his fault if this match does not end up...

Jack Swagger not granted his release from WWE yet

In a statement issued to PWInsider.com, WWE said that Jack Swagger has not been released from his WWE deal yet despite his announcement that he is out. “Jack Swagger has not been granted a release from his WWE contract. When he is granted his release, Jack Swagger will remain under exclusive contract to WWE for 90 days and will be compensated...

DISH Network to air WrestleMania 33 on traditional pay-per-view

DISH Network will be carrying WrestleMania 33 on traditional pay-per-view this year, the first WrestleMania they are showing since WrestleMania XXX. The company passed on the opportunity to show WrestleMania 31 and 32 on pay-per-view but WrestleMania 33 will be available to DISH subscribers in HD for $59.99. DISH was the first company to dump WWE...

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...