TNA wasn't the only wrestling promotion finalizing a new television deal in Italy this week. Vince McMahon did so as well. He has secured a contract that will enable WWE to keep broadcasting their programming in that country until the year 2020. The promotion has been with Sky Italia since 2003. The network stated that the business partnership between the two sides have been mutually beneficial and should continue on for years.
June 4, 2015
When asked about CM Punk, Bobby Lashley had some interesting things to say. First and foremost, Lashley is quite supportive of Punk in his quest to fight in UFC. However, Lashley stated that he wished Punk had done a match outside of the promotion first. The belief is that Punk opted to sign immediately with Dana White because an outside loss would reduce his value to the promotion tremendously. A contract might not have been offered.
May 13, 2015
Since he happens to be the most popular professional wrestling commentator of all time, Jim Ross is a candidate for every opening in any promotion across the world. House of Hardcore is no exception. You can expect Tommy Dreamer to place a call to Ross now that he has a television deal that will enable his promotion to be seen in several countries across the globe. Earlier in the week, Ross stated that he had an interesting deal on the table.
April 16, 2015
Last month, Daniel Bryan revealed in an interview that he wanted to wrestle his former roommate and training partner Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestlemania in Dallas next year. Now, the popular star is requesting that management bring the New Japan star on board when WWE tours Japan this year. Bryan feels that an interpromotional match between the two of them would help draw in fans to the live events in Tokyo.
April 3, 2015
There are a lot of figures thrown around during Wrestlemania week. Aside from the media eating that stuff up, WWE loves boasting about how big of a promotion that they are. Triple H revealed a very interesting number this week as well. He stated that over the course of the big week, the performers do almost 1000 media appearances to promote the pay per view. HHH talked about how difficult that is for his department to coordinate.
March 24, 2015
An interesting idea is being tossed around right now, and if implemented, it could shatter pay per view records for UFC. CM Punk is already in the promotion and training for his first fight. Brock Lesnar is finishing off his contract with WWE in a couple of weeks and has eyes on a return to mixed martial arts. If the promotion were to put the debut fight for Punk and the return fight for Lesnar on the same card, that would draw tremendous interest.
March 16, 2015
A rather interesting omission from the upcoming tag team championship tournament in TNA is Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy. As of right now, the brothers have not been officially announced as entrants. From what we know, both guys are under contract to the promotion for at least another year, so that can be ruled out as a factor for their absence. Management could also be saving their announcement to build up the anticipation from the audience.
March 16, 2015
Some interesting details have come out of Lucha Underground this week. It appears as if the promotion is really wanting to swing for the fences. They reportedly have a plan in place to go big, and it involves Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. The belief is that the two of them would be given some sort of ownership package if the company were to become an international sensation. Their presence has already helped in television negotiations.
March 13, 2015
Last week, Jack Swagger was sent over to England to do a promotional tour for WWE. While there, he revealed something rather interesting in an interview. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he was interested in transitioning from a career in professional wrestling to one in Hollywood. While he admittedly is not a great actor, Swagger stated that he could learn to be better. He stated that his dream is to star in a comedy.
March 13, 2015
With the company wanting performers that the fans are going to recognize, an interesting name has surfaced on the desk of Lucha Underground officials. Lisa Marie Varon is now a candidate to be signed by the promotion, and she brings along a huge fan base. She worked as Victoria in WWE and Tara in TNA. The veteran performer also recently moved to Los Angeles after putting her highly successful restaurant in Chicago up for sale.
February 26, 2015