MASATO TANAKA PROMOTION NEWS
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Masato Tanaka
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Masato Tanaka
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February 28, 1973
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1993
Gunner
With so many of their performer contracts expiring this year, TNA officials have been busy with negotiations and signings. The latest person to put pen to paper is Gunner, a rising star in the promotion. With the deal, he is expected to remain with the company for a couple of years, and he is also expected to continue on his push since splitting with James Storm.
April 16, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
An article about Jeff Jarrett was recently published in the Tennessean, and some interesting tidbits are in there for professional wrestling fans. It revealed that Jarrett is still the largest shareholder in TNA outside of Panda Energy, which was confirmed by the company. He will remain an owner, even though he is starting up a rival promotion called Global Force Wrestling.
April 14, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
Earlier this month, Jeff Jarrett finally made the long awaited announcement of his new wrestling promotion, Global Force Wrestling. Another announcement was set for today, but the former world heavyweight champion had to delay things for another day. The reason being is because a major Hollywood publication needed more time for exclusivity.
April 14, 2014
Low Ki
Even though the company has scaled back tremendously on their pay per view schedule over the last year, TNA is holding an event this Saturday night. It is a One Night Only theme, and several former stars are returning to the promotion to work the show. Sonjay Dutt, Trent Baretta and Low Ki are among the names already announced.
April 10, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
For those wondering what Trevor Murdoch has been up to as of late, the former WWE tag team champion is still wrestling on the independent circuit. Plus, he still owns a restaurant that specializes in steaks and pork tenderloins. The belief is that Murdoch is trying to sign on with Jeff Jarrett and his new promotion, Global Force Wrestling.
April 8, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
After weeks of rumors floating around, Jeff Jarrett has finally launched his new promotion. It is called the Global Force Wrestling. The company boasts about 400 performers in their database, including several international wrestlers. No word yet on when GFW will start doing shows, but Jarrett promised that there will be more announcements coming soon.
April 7, 2014
Booker T
Some further details have been revealed in regards to the wrestling promotion that Booker T owns. There were plans to shut down Reality of Wrestling back in December, but a local businessman named Hilton Koch stepped in to save it. After securing local sponsors and a television deal, RoW is expected to be profitable before the summer.
April 4, 2014
Chase Stevens
Independent wrestling shows are usually done on the weekends, but a promotion in Tennessee has decided to do a rare one on a Wednesday. James Storm has been booked to be the headliner, and he will be going up against former TNA star Chase Stevens. Crimson, another former TNA star, is also working the event as well, but his opponent has not been revealed yet.
March 26, 2014
Brian Kendrick
Earlier today, it was reported that Paul London was heading to Europe for a tour, and it has now been revealed that Brian Kendrick is joining him. The former WWE stars have been booked by a promotion called Southside Wrestling, where they will be working a show next weekend. No word yet on whether or not London and Kendrick will be teaming together or facing one another.
March 23, 2014
Konnan
Since his contract with WWE is set to expire very soon, there are speculations that Rey Mysterio could be headed to AAA to join his good friend Konnan as the company is attempting to expand into the United States market. During a recent interview in Spain, though, Mysterio flat out stated that he is not signing with that promotion and wishes to stay with WWE.
March 20, 2014
Booker T
The fake police officers that were utilized on Monday Night Raw during the closing segment with Triple H and Daniel Bryan were actually wrestlers from Reality of Wrestling, a promotion based in nearby Houston that is owned by WWE star Booker T. The group traveled to the event together in San Antonio. Management did it as a favor to Booker.
March 20, 2014
Booker T
To generate even further interest in his promotion, Booker T is calling upon an old friend for a show next month. At the Reality of Wrestling show on April 19, Scott Steiner will be making a special appearance. It seems unlikely that the former WCW champion would be wrestling that night, but he will be in attendance in Houston to meet the fans.
March 12, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
Earlier today, Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett released a video about the big announcement that every has been waiting on for the last couple of weeks. It has now been revealed that it will be taking place the day after Wrestlemania 30, as has been heavily speculated. For those that do not know, this is expected to be the launch of a new wrestling promotion.
March 10, 2014
Great Muta
Seiya Sanada is working the TNA Lockdown 2014 pay per view this weekend, and the Japanese star is already in America. Before heading to Miami, though, he stopped by New York City. The belief is that he and the Great Muta could be doing some business for the new Wrestle-1 promotion. Sanada himself will be sticking around with TNA for a few weeks.
March 8, 2014
Booker T
In addition to his duties as a commentator for WWE, Booker T is also building himself quite the wrestling promotion. Reality of Wrestling has just signed a television contract with Soul of the South to air a weekly show in several markets, including Dallas and New York City. Fans can start tuning in on April 1 to check out the promotion.
March 8, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
Through Twitter, Jeff Jarrett revealed yesterday that he spent hours looking through videos. The TNA founder stated that he was searching for talent for the new project that he has been working on since the start of the year. Many are under the impression that it is a wrestling promotion, but speculations as of late are that it might be something else.
March 5, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
A lot of fans were under the impression that the big announcement involving Jeff Jarrett and his new wrestling promotion was going to be made this week, as Toby Keith, who is reportedly a big investor in the project, teased the fans that he had a major announcement to make. It turns out that it was actually related to his music and had nothing to do with Jarrett or wrestling.
March 3, 2014
Angelina Love
Mickie James is working a big match against Angelina Love during Wrestlemania 30 weekend for an independent wrestling promotion, so she is back in New Orleans this week to do some promotional work for the show. Promoters are hoping to really do well with this show, as they can capitalize on all the WWE fans heading into town that weekend.
March 3, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
While some are wondering whether Jeff Jarrett has enough money to start a new wrestling promotion, it was now been revealed that he has quite a bit of investors lined up. Toby Keith, a musician whose net worth is approximately $500 million, is leading the way, but there are also others with deep pockets who have signed on. Jarrett's credentials helped to seal the deal.
March 1, 2014
Dixie Carter
During a recent interview, Dixie Carter was asked about the long rumored new wrestling promotion that Jeff Jarrett is working on. While his name was not specifically mentioned directly, the TNA president still answered the question enough to be interesting. She stated that she only competed with things that are real, which has led to speculations that she has doubts about Jarrett being able to launch.
March 1, 2014
Masato Tanaka

Kevin Steen has been booked for a huge match at WrestleCon, which is taking place in April in New Orleans. The former ROH Heavyweight Champion will be wrestling Masato Tanaka, a Japanese star and ECW legend who is returning to America just for the event.

January 11, 2014
Masato Tanaka
After winning fans over in Japan with his hardcore style, Masato Tanaka has decided to see if he can become a star in the United States. He has signed on with Paul Heyman and made his ECW debut tonight at Living Dangerously 1998. He defeated former WCW star Doug Furnas in a singles match after hitting a running elbow.
March 1, 1998
Jeff Jarrett
"Seems like TNA is signing their core talents whose contracts are either up or in need of revising. WWE has seemingly made it clear that they have no interest in Impact talents and will instead reply on their Performance Center for their future stars. However, with Jeff Jarrett preparing to launch another promotion it makes sense for TNA to be proactive." - Jim Ross reveals that WWE is not interested in TNA performers
April 15, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
Since he is rumored to be in the process of looking for a new home in professional wrestling, rumors have it that Mick Foley could possibly end up joining Jeff Jarrett in his new wrestling promotion, Global Force Wrestling. The two of them are scheduled to be on a show together in Pennsylvania next month, and a meeting is expected to take place between the two former world champions.
April 12, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
Now that Jeff Jarrett has announced his new wrestling promotion, even more rumors have surfaced about which wrestlers will be joining him. Former WWE star Shane Helms has popped up as a candidate, as he is still in great shape and has been working steadily on the independent wrestling circuit. He has enough name value to help Jarrett get Global Force Wrestling going.
April 8, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
Last month, rumors started heating up about Matt Morgan being one of the potential new signings for Jeff Jarrett and his new wrestling promotion. With the big announcement just a couple of weeks away, there are now talks that the deal is all but certain. Jarrett knows that he needs some familiar faces if he wants to kick start his new company.
March 26, 2014
Stephanie McMahon
In order to promote the upcoming movie, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon took a promotion picture with a guy in a Scooby Doo outfit. The WWE vice president of talent and live events is lifting up the person in the suit. The trio is also standing in front of a replica of the Mystery Van, the primary mode of transportation for the characters in the cartoon.
March 23, 2014
Hernandez
There are talks that Jeff Jarrett could be interested in signing Homicide and Hernandez for his new wrestling promotion. Right now, Homicide is working on the independent wrestling circuit, and the belief is that he would love to be back on television. Hernandez is still under contract to TNA, but he might be able to request a release since the company is not really using him.
March 22, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
This steamy picture of Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett has surfaced on Instagram, and the belief is that it has something to do with the new business that the couple has been working on for the last few weeks. Many are under the belief that it will be a new wrestling promotion.
March 17, 2014
Chris Jericho
A picture of the new book cover that Chris Jericho will be unveiling later on. The former WWE star has completed his fourth book and will be releasing it to the public later on in the fall, where it is heavily rumored that he will be making a return to professional wrestling, in order to do promotion.
March 13, 2014
Rhyno
"It's definitely tough, it's always been tough, but it all lies down to the individual, we're all individuals and we all have choices whether we can work for a promotion or not. It's a little easier for me, because I've got a name and reputation and I've built a small little brand with my name and wrestling ability and being on TV for over 13-14 years, so it's a little easier for me. It is very difficult for independent wrestlers, but some aspects of it, it's easier now to get your face out there for independent wrestlers because of social media. Back in the day, when you're poor and living in your car, you don't have $10 to print up an 810 and put together a 15 minute clip on a VHS tape and then pay $5 to mail it out. Now it's just click click on your smartphone and then send the link to a promoter and it's easier for a promoter to look you up. Back when I started, if you were sending a package out, it cost you $20 and it was tough to get your name out there back then. It's easier now for a guy to just click a couple of links, put the match together and send it to a promoter and that costs you nothing, just time." - Rhyno discusses the professional wrestling business
March 12, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
All sorts of names have been attached to Jeff Jarrett and his rumored new wrestling promotion over the last couple of weeks. Another name to throw into the hat is Jesse Sorensen, who has fallen upon hard times since leaving TNA. The belief is that he can be a "feel good" story for the new promotion and possibly generate a little media attention.
March 11, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
Since the two of them recently worked a main event match at an independent wrestling show together recently, there are talks that Jerry Lawler could be joining Jeff Jarrett in his new wrestling promotion. The two of them were said to have discussed the possibility that weekend, but Lawler seems unwilling to leave his job with WWE any time soon.
March 10, 2014
AJ Styles
While a lot of fans were hoping that he would sign with a promotion in the United States so that they can watch him on television again, it appears that AJ Styles will be signing overseas instead. Word has it that he is close to finalizing a contract with New Japan and should be heading to that country to work a few tours. He may be paired up with Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows and Prince Devitt.
March 6, 2014
Brooke Tessmacher
There has been heavy speculations about the status of Brooke Tessmacher in TNA this week. Many are under the belief that the Knockout has left the promotion. The source of the rumors stem from the fact that she changed her Twitter and Instagram handles. She also posted a message talking about changes. TNA still has her listed on the official roster page.
March 6, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
Timing is everything in business, and Jeff Jarrett, who will forever have the founding of TNA on his resume, is fully aware of that. He has been waiting for the right time to make his announcement about his new project, which is rumored to be a wrestling promotion. The belief is that he might be waiting for Wrestlemania 30 weekend to make the reveal.
March 5, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
While much of the speculations have swirled around it being a new professional wrestling promotion, there is a little buzz right now that the new Jeff Jarrett company might not even be in the same industry. His latest teaser picture showcases Karen Jarrett, and it simply talks about finding new talent. It says nothing about wrestling.
March 3, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
With so many wrestlers being rumored to be joining Jeff Jarrett in his new wrestling promotion, John Morrison has become the latest speculation, as many feel that he has enough name value to be utilized immediately as a main event performer for Jarrett. His main focus is still movies, but Morrison has kept himself involved in wrestling since leaving WWE.
March 2, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
Another potential signing for Jeff Jarrett is Matt Hardy. The new wrestling promotion is going to need guys with name value, and Hardy still has that. He has also shown an ability to promote events, where he recently drew in a packed house for a charitable cause. Those skills could come in useful backstage for Jarrett and his new crew.
February 28, 2014
Booker T
While a lot of fans are hoping that she would return to WWE or TNA, Kharma is actually returning to professional wrestling soon. In March, Booker T is holding a television taping in Houston for his Reality of Wrestling promotion, and the former world heavyweight champion has booked Kharma, who has lost a lot of weight, for the event.
February 28, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
While he has not been willing to give out a lot of information about his rumored new wrestling promotion at this time, Jeff Jarrett has revealed that the project is definitely moving forward. He event hinted that his television show was going to be airing on Tuesday night, so that it will not compete with Monday Night Raw, Impact Wrestling or Smackdown.
February 27, 2014
Great Muta
A big six man tag team match has been added to the Wrestle-1 Outbreak, and Samoa Joe will be heavily featured, as the TNA star is teaming up with former WWE star Rene Dupree and Masayuki Kono. The three of them will face the Great Muta, who founded the promotion, Rob Terry and a mystery partner. The event takes place next week in Japan.
February 26, 2014
Kevin Steen

"Sitting in CLT airport at 4:42am, thinking about how me vs Masato Tanaka at WrestleCon may very well be the craziest match of my career."

- Kevin Steen

January 20, 2014
Masato Tanaka
Since it has been a while since he was starring in ECW and since he was never really a regularly featured performer in WWE, many fans have forgotten what entrance music Masato Tanaka utilized. In this video, you can hear the theme song that he utilized in ECW while he was feuding with Mike Awesome.
March 3, 2004
Drew McIntyre
On WWE Main Event, Hornswoggle teamed up with Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre, which has caused some speculations to arise. Rumors over the past several weeks have stated that Heath Slater was unhappy backstage because he was not receiving a push. However, his absence on this show was unrelated, as Slater missed the show because he is heading to Saudi Arabia for a tour with WWE.
April 17, 2014
AJ Lee
One of the biggest reasons why WWE opted to put the Divas championship on Paige is because AJ Lee really needed to take some time off from the road. Aside from being stuck in the figurative storm after CM Punk walked out on the company, AJ has been on the road constantly over the last year. Both her body and mind needed the break.
April 16, 2014
Darren Young
Days after disputing internet reports about his injury, it has now been revealed that Darren Young has suffered a torn ACL, which will keep him on the sidelines for the remainder of the year. The injury took place at a WWE live event last Saturday night. Since Young wasn't being pushed on television, management does not have to change much.
April 16, 2014
Batista
Even though he is one of the more known performers in the company, WWE is allowing Batista to skip out on the Saudi Arabia tour taking place this week. The belief when the former world heavyweight champion was brought back was that he would help with global marketing due to his history in the company and being a movie star.
April 16, 2014
Sami Zayn
When several of the WWE stars take off for Saudi Arabia this week, Sami Zayn will be joining them. He's the only developmental wrestler going on the tour. WWE wanted to get a better look at him, and some backstage feel that he might have some marketing appeal overseas. There are still rumors floating around that Zayn could be one of the WWE NXT stars to be called up to the main roster in the coming weeks.
April 16, 2014
Brie Bella
Since he is currently on his honeymoon with Brie Bella, Daniel Bryan is not on the list of WWE stars who are heading over to Saudi Arabia this week for a quick tour. Management event allowed him to skip Monday Night Raw and Smackdown this week, despite being the world heavyweight champion. He is expected to be be with WWE by next Monday.
April 16, 2014
Vickie Guerrero
After being heavily rumored to be leaving the company after Wrestlemania 30, Vickie Guerrero has continued to be on the road for WWE. This week, she worked the Smackdown taping. Afterwards, the wrestlers got together and threw her a little birthday party once the television taping was done. She turned 46 today.
April 16, 2014
Ultimate Warrior
The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony was sent over to On Demand to be aired this past week. However, management opted to make a couple of changes. One of those omissions was the part of the Ultimate Warrior speech where he talked about WWE losing the legal battle against WWF in court. Management did not want that to cause any further legal issues.
April 16, 2014
Stephanie McMahon
During a WWE Business Partner Summit, Stephanie McMahon revealed that the company will be completely shifting over to a new logo, which happens to be the current one used for the WWE Network, by Summerslam 2014. Management has been slowly replacing the logos over the last several weeks and will keep doing so until August.
April 16, 2014
Vince McMahon
WWE has issued a statement touting the fact that a record number of households watched Wrestlemania 30 this year. That total comes from both the WWE Network and traditional pay per view buys. One of the reasons why Vince McMahon wanted to launch the online service was to draw in more people for the pay per view with the lower monthly pricing.
April 16, 2014
Ultimate Warrior
Since there was still a buzz surrounding the professional wrestling industry, many had expected viewership for Monday Night Raw to increase this week because the company was doing a tribute to the Ultimate Warrior, who died last week. WWE was disappointed to learn that fewer people tuned in this week than for the episode after Wrestlemania 30.
April 16, 2014
Brooke Tessmacher
Since he is one of their more underrated performers, TNA has managed to sign Robbie E to a long term contract extension. Some within the company view that he can be a star down the line, especially since he is still just 30 years of age. There were some questions as to whether or not Robbie was going to stay with the company since the status of his girlfriend Brooke Tessmacher has been up in the air.
April 16, 2014
Batista
Since he was on such a roll, many wondered if Daniel Bryan was actually going to be given time off after his wedding to Brie Bella to enjoy his honeymoon. The WWE champion was not on Monday Night Raw this week, and there are rumors that the Total Divas camera crew were with him on his break. WWE filled in his spot by having Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton reforming Evolution.
April 16, 2014
Chavo Guerrero
Throughout the past several months, Chavo Guerrero has been taking in quite a few business meetings, in order to set up his career outside of professional wrestling. It looks like one of those ventures has come to fruition, as Guerrero is now doing a talk show for GeekNation.com, called Where Men Come To Be Men. Rampage Jackson and John Morrison recently filmed an episode with him.
April 16, 2014
Lita
Since they really are best friends in real life, Trish Stratus and Lita have decided to capitalize on that relationship by doing a tour together. The former WWE divas will be hitting up various locations across the country to meet with fans and sign autographs. Aside from generating an income, the two of them will get a chance to spend some time together on the road as well.
April 16, 2014
Ultimate Warrior
In times of tragedy, the worst of the worst comes out, in order to take advantage of the situation. Several people have been selling illegal Ultimate Warrior merchandise shortly after the WWE legend died last week. Lawyers for his marketing company have already sent out cease and desist letters to over 100 different people, demanding that they quit selling products with his likeness attached.
April 16, 2014
Sting
In a rather peculiar move, WWE instructed the security personnel at Monday Night Raw to remove any signs that involves Sting. Rumors have spread this week that the legendary performer was close to signing a deal to finally join WWE. The belief is that management wants to ensure that his arrival is a surprise, even though most fans online have already heard about the possibility of his debut.
April 15, 2014
Sting
A buzz was created in the world of professional wrestling earlier tonight when Sting made his official debut on the WWE Network. The former world heavyweight did an interview segment, where he talked about his former tag team partner, the Ultimate Warrior. Sting revealed that Warrior used to blend tuna and orange juice into a drink.
April 15, 2014
Jeff Jarrett
In a rather nice win for his new Global Force Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett has revealed that he has signed a production deal with 25/7 Productions and Dave Broome, the man that created the popular Biggest Loser reality television show on NBC. Together, they are currently shopping a wrestling show around to the networks and hope to land a television spot soon.
April 15, 2014
Alexander Rusev
In a rather interesting move, Alexander Rusev has been removed from the Hulu broadcast of Monday Night Raw for the second week in a row. His debut match against Zack Ryder was omitted the previous week. He defeated Xavier Woods this week and assaulted R Truth afterwards. Apparently, WWE did not feel that was important enough to include on the Hulu version.
April 15, 2014