Category - TNA

TNA statement on the death of Dusty Rhodes

TNA

TNA Wrestling issued a statement on their website about the passing of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. “We at TNA are saddened by the news of the passing of a legend, Virgil Runnels, known to the world as “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes has passed away at the age of 69,” the statement reads. “Dusty was with TNA from 2003 to 2005 and...

Mickie James remains alive in the world of TNA

Mickie James

After the weird angle that aired on Impact showing James Storm pushing Mickie James down on a train track, ImpactWrestling.com continued playing the storyline at least confirming that James is “not dead.” When Storm pushed her he said it was “a long way down” while laughing and following the show Mickie was tweeting in third person for...

Did TNA just kill off Mickie James?

Mickie James

Mickie James was apparently “killed off” (!?!?) last night on Impact during a segment with James Storm at a train station. First, Mickie and James have a conversation on a couch where he asks her to join him on his journey and be a part of The Revolution. Mickie says she’s sorry that he “misread this” and they’re just friends. Storm...

TNA extend television deal in Italy

TNA

TNA announced today that it has signed an extension to their television deal in Italy with Nuvolari TV. The agreement will cover broadcast rights in Italy, Vatican, San Marino, Malta, Capodistria, Principality of Monaco and Italian speaking Switzerland. Impact will air on Thursday nights at 9PM with repeats on Sundays at 11PM. Nuvolari will also...

Dixie Carter addresses staff and talent in a conference call

TNA

TNA President Dixie Carter held a conference call with talent and staff yesterday that lasted well over an hour, addressing several issues that the company has right now. PWInsider reports that Carter denied the cancelation rumors and said they have plans beyond 2015 and that involves Destination America. She did reveal that their broadcast...

Memo from Destination America to staff shows no TNA past September

TNA

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer released the memo that was sent by Destination America to its staff regarding not renewing TNA Impact Wrestling once October 2015 rolls around. TNA President Dixie Carter issued a strong denial regarding the rumors and said she would take legal action against those who keep fabricating lies about them and...

Dixie Carter holding conference call today with talent and staff

Dixie Carter

Industry insiders are reporting that Dixie Carter will be holding a conference call with TNA talent and staff today to address several items including the cancellation rumors and most likely today’s announcement of Ring of Honor joining the Destination America lineup. MVP noted on Twitter that no one was notified about the ROH show coming to...

Christy Hemme hands in her notice

Christy Hemme

PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA Knockout Christy Hemme has given her notice to management and will be wrapping up her duties soon. Hem joined TNA in 2006 and made her debut at Lockdown that year. She went from host to wrestler, to backstage interview and then ring announcer before also joining the TNA creative team in 2014. Prior to joining...

Josh Mathews blasts WWE for their “hypocrisy” on Samoa Joe

joshmathews

Former WWE announcer and current TNA Impact commentator Josh Mathews blasted WWE for their “hypocrisy” in a Twitter message after Samoa Joe made his debut on NXT. “How did the @WWENXT announcers know who @SamoaJoe was if we are #obscurity in their world? Sick of hypocrisy,” Mathews said. WWE does not acknowledge TNA on television and they...

Destination America rumored to be ready to drop the axe on TNA

Impact Wrestling

The latest buzz going around today is that Destination America is ready to drop the axe on TNA come September with Discovery Communications opting out of the contract less than a year after TNA made its debut in January of this year. While the final nail-in-the-coffin decision still has not been taken in full, the Observer says that Dixie Carter...

Bischoff/Hervey Enterprises sues TNA for unpaid services

Eric Bischoff

Wrestling website ProWrestling.Net is reporting that Eric Bischoff and Jason Hevery on behalf of Bischoff/Hervey Enterprises and Garett Bischoff have sued TNA Wrestling for $114,500 in unpaid services. According to the lawsuit, TNA owes BHE $101,500 from January through March of this year plus attorney fees. The company had a a contract of...

TNA Impact moving to Wednesdays starting June 3

Impact Wrestling

TNA is moving away from the Friday night television slot as Destination America announced that Impact will be moving permanently to Wednesday nights at 9PM EST starting June 3. Impact moved to Destination America in January of this year and was given the Friday night slot which many in the television industry consider as the death slot since...

TNA adds more Impact tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando

Impact Wrestling

TNA will be recording four days of Impact Wrestling next month as the company returns to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. The free tapings start on June 26 and continue on June 29, June 30, and July 1 with doors opening at 6PM and show kicking off at 7PM. On June 28 TNA will present Slammiversary live on pay-per-view and since it’s held...

TNA taping Destination X themed Impact episode tonight

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Destination X, one of the former TNA pay-per-views, will be airing on Destination America on May 22 with the show being taped tonight at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. The show will be a three hour event, marking the first time that Impact will run for three hours since the move to Destination America. The main event will be the TNA World...

Bully Ray returns to TNA as special referee during Impact

Bully Ray

Former TNA champion Bully Ray was the mystery referee for last night’s Kurt Angle vs Eric Young title match on Impact. TNA President Dixie Carter hyped up the surprise appearance saying the champion is not currently on its roster. Bully Ray has not wrestled for TNA since late 2014 after he did not renew the contract he was offered. In January...

Former TNA champion to referee tonight’s main event of Impact

Impact Wrestling

Tonight’s Impact will be live-to-tape from Orlando, Florida, at Universal Studios’ Sound Stage 20 and a former champion will be making his return to the company. The former champion will be refereeing the main event which will feature Kurt Angle vs Eric Young for the TNA World Heavyweight title. TNA President Dixie Carter said that the special...

TNA returning to pay-per-view after 8 months with Slammiversary

Slammiversary

After an absence of eight months, TNA wrestling will be returning to pay-per-view for Slammiversary, announced for Sunday, June 28. The event is booked to take place at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, and it will be the first live pay-per-view for TNA since the Bound For Glory show in Japan. Bound For Glory was “different” from previous...