While the move has been well received by the front office, the wrestlers backstage and TNA fans, there hasn't been a lot of buzz about Drew Galloway making his return to the mainstream professional wrestling scene in the United States. Management was hoping that his presence would draw in some WWE fans to Impact Wrestling, but that does not appears to be the case. Galloway is still quite the asset to the promotion, however.
March 22, 2015
The latest professional wrestler to make his way into Hollywood is Gunner. TNA issued an official statement to help promote the movie. They stated that he recently wrapped up filming The Battle of New Orleans, which is actually a working title. This is the first lead role in a movie for the former United States Marine. Interestingly enough, he played a member of an elite Navy SEAL as they engaged in a battle with an unknown opponent.
March 19, 2015
Over the last several weeks, John Gaburick and Dixie Carter have been going down their list and signing performers to new contracts. The latest person to close a deal is Rockstar Spud. He is now signed with TNA for at least another year. Spud is rather happy with the role that he has been given in the company. He was initially brought on board as comedy relief, but management kept their promise about turning him into an actual wrestler.
March 12, 2015
Yet another former developmental wrestler has spoken out about Bill DeMott. Trenesha Biggers posted an email filled with allegation that she sent out years ago. In it, she states that DeMott never really gave her a fair shake and even went out of his way to make her feel like she was not a welcomed member of the WWE training program. The woman formerly known as Rhaka Khan in TNA stated that her career was hurt by the experience.
March 12, 2015
Davey Richards is not the only professional wrestler saving lives. While he doesn't do it routinely like the TNA star, Vampiro has done the same thing this week. He was at a McDonald's restaurant in Ontario when he spotted an elderly man having seizures. The Lucha Underground announcer immediately called 911 and did CPR. The paramedics arrived, and the old man survived. The man legally known as Ian Hodgkinson was heavily praised.
March 9, 2015
A guy that has been receiving a lot of praise from his peers backstage is Davey Richards. People are impressed with his work ethics. He works all night as a paramedic. Instead of going straight home to sleep, he then hits the gym so that he can maintain his physique as a wrestler. Afterwards, he attends college classes to move up in the medical field. In between all of that, he somehow finds time to travel the world as a performer for TNA.
March 5, 2015
Shortly after Chris Jericho defended Bill DeMott from allegations of bullying, Ethan Carter decided to chime in. Prior to becoming a star in TNA, Carter was a developmental wrestler in WWE. He stated that he was one of the victims of the abuse from DeMott. Carter states that DeMott hit him in the head while he was suffering from a concussion. He also does not believe that management conducted a full investigation into the matter.
March 4, 2015
Since TNA started signing contracts with wrestlers again, it seems a bit surprising that there have not been a lot of news in regards to the company contacting Chris Sabin. It is being said that the former world heavyweight champion is not interested in making a return at this point because he wants to wait and see what Jeff Jarrett does with GFW. The belief is that a lot of free agents are doing the same thing as well.
March 2, 2015
For those of you that are wondering, Chris Sabin is very much still a professional wrestler. He has been working on the independent wrestling circuit since leaving TNA. The former world heavyweight champion is actually doing a tour of Europe right now. He has been booked by promotions in a couple of countries. No word yet on what Sabin intends on doing in the long term. No reports of interest from Lucha Underground just yet.
March 1, 2015
The upcoming House of Hardcore VIII card was already stacked with well known wrestlers, but that was not enough for Tommy Dreamer. He signed another former WWE star for the show. Carlito has been added to the card, and he will be facing TNA star Matt Hardy and New Japan star Lance Hoyt in a triple threat match. Dreamer is reportedly not done with the final card for the event, so you can expect him to keep working the phones vigorously.
February 12, 2015