Late in 2014, rumors surfaced that Shelton Benjamin was going to make a return to WWE because the company filed for a trademark to his name. It turns out that it was simply for merchandising reason. Well, good news if you've been wanting Benjamin back in the United States. He has now been signed to a contract by GFW and should be a part of that summer tour. Jeff Jarrett has been building himself quite the roster.
May 15, 2015
With rumors swirling around that Destination America was losing interest in TNA, it turns out that the executives at the network are actually trying to help them out. News surfaced today that Impact Wrestling will be moving to Wednesday nights on a permanent basis. That is good news for Dixie Carter and company because it is really difficult to draw in viewers on Friday night, where a lot of people are going out to celebrate the start of the weekend.
May 15, 2015
When the news initially surfaced that Owen Hart was going to be getting his very first DVD special, the belief was that his widow signed off on it. Apparently, that was wrong. Martha Hart has spoken out against WWE for going through with the tribute despite her expressing to them that it was against her wishes. She has urged true fans of her husband to avoid purchasing the item, so that management knows that it is wrong to capitalize on his legacy.
May 13, 2015
Some more bad news regarding Daniel Bryan. WWE has pulled his name from all upcoming live events and television taping. That is not a good sign because it means that the former world heavyweight champion will not be making a return anytime soon. Initially, there were rumors that he was going to be on the shelf for approximately a month. Now, it appears that he is going to need much more time to recover than that.
April 28, 2015
Some very sad news to announce. Late on Monday night, it was revealed that Verne Gagne has passed away at the age of 89. No word yet on the official cause of death, but the AWA legend had been battling Alzheimer's disease for the past couple of years. He made news back in 2009 when an altercation that he had at a health care facility ended up causing the death of his roommate. Gagne was rarely seen in public over the past year.
April 27, 2015
In a rather interesting bit of news, Billy Corgan has officially signed a contract with TNA, where he is now the Senior Producer of Creative and Talent Development. To put it more simply, he is now in charge of the creative department. The signing has brought a bit of mainstream media attention to the company, but that is not the sole reason why it was done. Corgan is actually a huge fan of wrestling and has years of experience in the business.
April 27, 2015
When news broke that Drew Galloway was signing a contract with TNA, many naturally wondered how Taryn Terrell would react to the situation. After all, the two of them were once married. During a recent interview, Taryn revealed that their relationship has been quite amicable over the years despite the ugly divorce. She even wondered why the front office didn't attempt to sign Galloway as soon as he was release from his contract with WWE.
April 25, 2015
Professional wrestling has lost one of its best performers. Takeshi Morishima has decided to retire from the industry. The veteran performer recently went in for a medical check up. When the doctors checked his blood, they informed him of the bad news. Not wanting to cut his life short, Morishima decided to heed the advice of his doctors and decided to step away from the ring. The former ROH champion tried out for WWE, but was denied.
April 21, 2015
Some good news and bad news for the Usos. The good news is that Jey Uso successfully underwent surgery to repair a lot of injuries to his body. The bad news is that he is now required to miss approximately six months of action. That means that their involvement in the tag team division has to be halted. WWE might still use Jimmy Uso as a singles performer, but he will more than likely be relegated to working low profile matches.
April 14, 2015
In a rather interesting bit of news, Vivid Cabaret ran a poll where they asked their performers about which celebrity that they would want to work topless with them. Katy Perry, Kate Upton, Rihanna and Scarlett Johansson made the list. Rounding out the top five is a person that WWE fans have been yearning to see more of. Paige was surprisingly voted in. It is highly unlikely that the front office would allow her to do it, unfortunately.
April 14, 2015