Author - Colin Vassallo

TNA switches non-televised events to PPV and Impact tapings

Impact

The three TNA non-televised live events advertised for September 5, 6, and 7, are now television and PPV tapings, a change that was made after it was announced yesterday that Spike TV extended TNA till the end of 2014. The September 5 event in Charlottesville, Virginia, is now listed as a One Night Only pay-per-view taping with Turning Point. This...

TNA reaches new TV deal for Sub-Saharan Africa until 2019

TNA

TNA today announced that it has reached an agreement with SuperSport to continue broadcasting TNA shows throughout Sub-Saharan Africa until 2019. Impact airs on SuperSport every Monday at 6PM local time with the channel also airing the pay-per-views and One Night Only specials every month. The television deal covers Angola, Benin, Botswana...

Christy Hemme announces she’s pregnant

Christy Hemme

TNA Knockout and former WWE Diva and Playboy cover girl Christy Hemme announced on her Twitter yesterday that she is five and a half months pregnant with her first child. “Having a baby has been a huge dream of mine, since I met my husband. I do have a really full plate, but I like it that way. I don’t envision slowing down once the baby...

TNA to stay on Spike at least through the end of 2014

TNA

TNA President Dixie Carter today issued a statement on the negotiations between the company and Spike TV regarding a renewal of their current television deal. “IMPACT WRESTLING will remain a vital part of Spike TV’s programming on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, through the end of the year. Negotiations remain ongoing beyond this time frame,”...

Impact Wrestling moves to Wednesdays starting tonight

Impact

Starting tonight, TNA’s flagship television show Impact Wrestling will be airing on Wednesday nights, moving from their usual Thursday spot but retaining the same time slot of 9PM EST. Tonight’s Impact is the Hardcore Justice-themed episode, with the 6 Sides of Steel returning featuring Bobby Roode, Gunner, Magnus, Austin Aries, James Storm...

The Monday Night War series on WWE Network to star this Friday

Monday Night War

The much-anticipated original series on the WWE Network titled The Monday Night War will kick off its weekly run this coming Friday, August 22, at 11PM EST after Smackdown. The first episode will be the one that WWE aired earlier last month as a preview during the free week offering of the WWE Network, with the synopsis reading, “Media mogul Ted...

Hulk Hogan takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after he got called out by two other individuals, one of them Triple H. Since he was called out twice, the Hulkster had two buckets full of ice and water – one on each side – dumped on him by two of his assistants at Hogan’s Beach shop in Clearwater, Florida. Before getting the shower...

Cena vs Lesnar to headline Night of Champions 2014

John Cena

John Cena and Brock Lesnar will go at it one more time at the Night of Champions pay-per-view as Triple H announced on Main Event that the former champ is invoking his rematch clause. Cena was on the receiving end of the most one-sided WWE title match in history, barely getting any offense on Lesnar at SummerSlam and receiving 16 suplexes and 2...

RAW rating for 08/18/2014

RAW

Fans seemed like that they were not curious at all to see the fallout from SummerSlam as the post-PPV RAW did 4,194,000 viewers, down just over 100,000 from the previous week. Hour one did 4,281,000 viewers, followed by a small increase to 4,330,000 in the second hour and then a sharp drop over 350,000 viewers to end the third hour with   ...

US Airways Center website featuring interview with Ryback

Ryback

With Smackdown tapings tonight in Phoenix at the US Airways Center, our friend and VP of Digital Operations for the Phoenix Suns, Jeramie McPeek interviewed Ryback for the US Airways Center to help promote the show. In the interview, Ryback talks about his favorite wrestler as a kid, participating in Tough Enough, coming up with the name Ryback...

Dean Ambrose off WWE television to film new WWE Studios movie

Dean Ambrose

Dean Ambrose was written off WWE television on last night’s RAW as he will be starting filming the movie Lockdown this month. WWE announced last week that Ambrose was cast as the lead character of the WWE Studios and Lionsgate latest partnership movie and that production was going to start this month. To explain his time away from television...

TNA adds four TV taping days in Bethlehem, PA., in September

Impact

TNA has announced four consecutive television tapings in September in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, starting on the 16th. All four Impact tapings  – on 16, 17, 18, and 19 – will be held at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, a location which has been used by TNA already for Impact. Tapings will start at 7PM EST and tickets will be available...

New re-designed WWE title debuts on RAW

WWE Title

The new WWE World Heavyweight title was introduced on Monday Night RAW yesterday, dropping the iconic “big gold” World Heavyweight title and modifying the recently re-designed WWE title. The new title was commissioned due to the new WWE logo and it was also slightly modified from the last re-design. The last title had the WWE logo and a big...

Dwayne Johnson confirms role in DC Comics’ Shazam movie

Dwayne Johnson

Several comic book websites are reporting that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed that he will be playing a major role in the next DC Comics movie Shazam! The only part left to be decided is if Johnson will play either the character of Shazam or arch rival Black Adam, with Johnson admitting that he loves the Adam villain. There are rumors...

Kurt Angle takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge…with milk!

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle is the first one from TNA to have accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and did it during one of the weekend TNA live events. Angle nominated actor Jon Bernthal, comedian Wayne Brady, and TNA President Dixie Carter to take the challenge next…however with a twist. Instead of using ice and water, Angle used ice and his favorite...

TNA loses its Senior Director of Live Events

TNA

Rafael Morffi, who worked for TNA as their Senior Director of Live Events, has departed the company to take a job with the soccer club New York Cosmos. “Thank you @IMPACTWRESTLING talent, staff, @TNADixie @JohnGaburick for the opportunity & honor to represent your company in the trenches,” he wrote on Twitter. “Very excited today to...