There appears to be a minor rift between executives in TNA and the people running Destination America. Dixie Carter and her staff love taping episodes of Impact Wrestling in England because those shows tend to be more exciting than the ones that are taped domestically. Network officials, however, prefer that all the episodes be done in the United States because that fits the theme of their channel a lot more than doing things overseas.
April 14, 2015
A memorial was held in honor of Perro Aguayo this week. He passed away after an accident in the ring during a match. Konnan, who was the first person to check on Aguayo after the incident, was there in person. Rey Mysterio, however, was not. The belief is that he felt that his presence would be a distraction and might actually upset a couple of people who blame him for the death. Mysterio is currently heading overseas for wrestling show.
April 13, 2015
First and foremost, Tatsumi Fujinami is one of those guys that really deserve to be inducted into any and every wrestling hall of fame on the planet. However, there is some business involved to WWE choosing to honor him at Wrestlemania. The front office wanted to lure fans in Japan to watch the pay per view. They would love to observe one of their own being celebrated overseas. World Wrestling Entertainment is doing two shows in Tokyo in July.
March 25, 2015
Since he is no longer with a mainstream wrestling company, Chris Sabin has been relatively quiet with the internet wrestling community. However, the former TNA star is still quite the hot commodity in Europe. He recently did a tour of Europe at the beginning of March and has now announced that he will be heading back overseas for at least another five shows. It is being said that promoters over there are paying him more to work there.
March 22, 2015
Since he is having a bit of a hard time trying to secure a television contract with one of the national networks, Jeff Jarrett is said to be pitching the idea of doing a test run. GFW would run a super show that would feature talent from AAA, New Japan, the independent wrestling circuit in the US and international stars from the many business deals that he has set up overseas. Thus far, none of the networks have expressed interest in that.
March 13, 2015
For those that are wondering, the reason why Alundra Blayze opted out of having Playboy publish her nude pictures is because she signed a deal with All Japan Pro Wrestling. At the time, she was still focused on her career as a professional wrestler, an she did not want to ruin her chance to work for a prestigious promotion overseas. The company has very strict rules on how their performers behave outside of the ring, and Alundra understood that.
March 11, 2015
A name that has not been spoken much lately has joined the long list of potential roster members for GFW. Word going around is that Sabu is interested in joining the promotion when it starts doing live events. He is still actively working on the independent wrestling circuit, both here in the United States and overseas. The former ECW star would love to be back in the spotlight, and he has maintained a good relationship with Jeff Jarrett.
February 27, 2015
During his latest business trip to the United States, the Great Muta did more than work a match on Impact Wrestling. He also did some scouting as well. The legend from Japan paid a visit to the wrestling school owned by Dory Funk Jr in Florida. Muta was looking for talented performers that might be interested in heading overseas and working for his Wrestle 1 promotion. Funk is a legendary figure in that country, so his students are valuable.
February 22, 2015
While there are interests from wrestling promotions in the United States, including TNA, Luke Gallows is said to not currently be interested in signing a deal to come back just yet. He is currently doing extremely well in New Japan and is actually having a lot of fun with the other members of the Bullet Club. Plus, Gallows is making a good amount of money, with some stating that he is making more overseas than he would in his home country.
February 6, 2015
As many of you already know, Impact Wrestling is being taped in Europe this week. When the episodes are broadcast on Destination America, a familiar face is going to be making a surprise appearance. Drew McIntyre has signed on for a brief stint. The belief is that he will be shooting some segments while the promotion is still overseas. A deal may take place that will enable him to work full time with the company in the United States.
January 30, 2015