In a very smart move, CM Punk has decided to postpone his UFC debut so that he can have surgery to repair a herniated disc that was suffered after years of being in a professional wrestling ring. While some WWE fans will criticize Punk for avoiding the fight, it is a wiser move to be as healthy as possible before stepping foot into the Octagon. Otherwise, you lower your chances of picking up the much needed credibility and victory.
February 10, 2016
While doing a podcast interview, Bobby Roode was asked about his start in professional wrestling. The TNA star revealed that Val Venis trained him for absolutely free. This was right around the time where Venis was set to make his debut in WWE. The two of them lived within miles of one another in Canada and met one day. Venis told Roode that he had a ring in his backyard and invited him to come over to check it out. The rest is history.
January 8, 2016
Over the past several days, TNA has been teasing a newcomer with the term, "Miracle". On the POP TV debut episode of Impact Wrestling this week, rumors about Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis joining the promotion have been confirmed, as the two former ROH star finally made their debut. Bennett informed Total Nonstop Action fans that he was there to pursue the world heavyweight championship.
January 7, 2016
For those that missed the POP TV debut of Impact Wrestling, Ethan Carter is once again the world heavyweight champion in TNA. That is quite interesting as the original plans called for Bobby Lashley to defeat Matt Hardy for the belt. No official word yet on why management made the change, but there are speculations that Lashley might need to focus more on his MMA training now that he is a top contender for a Bellator title.
January 7, 2016
Whenever a television show moves from one television network to another, there is usually a drop in viewership because not everyone remembers the change or knows how to find the new channel. Dixie Carter has to be pleased because Impact Wrestling drew in more viewers on their POP TV debut than they did during their final televised episode on Destination America.
January 7, 2016
Just to give you an idea of how much name value CM Punk carries outside of professional wrestling, Dana White has revealed that he will be using a television series to find an opponent for when Punk makes his official UFC debut. White feels that Punk is so much of a draw that it makes sense for his company to put additional resources into everything that he is involved with.
December 4, 2015
Through Penguin Random House, AJ Lee has signed a contract to write and release her autobiography. The former WWE Divas Champion will be spending much of 2016 writing down her memoirs. AJ spends much of her time supporting CM Punk in Wisconsin as he trains for his UFC debut. She also makes various appearances at comic and wrestling convention. The book is scheduled to be released in early 2017.
November 27, 2015
Since a new member of the Wyatt Family made his debut on Monday Night Raw, the internet wrestling community has been speculating about the status of Erick Rowan. Some are under the impression that he is going to be released by WWE. That is not the case. He is currently on the shelf because of a serious injury. When he heals up, there is a good chance that management has him rejoining the stable as the fourth member.
August 25, 2015