When Jonathan Coachman made the leap from WWE to ESPN, the hope was that he might some day be able to bring more exposure to professional wrestling. That day might end up being Summerslam. The sports anchor teased fans through social media about potentially making a return at the pay per view. When asked even further, he made it sound as if he was not going to be there just as a spectator.
August 16, 2015
In what might prove to be a brilliant marketing move, GFW appears to be setting up a match between Phil Baroni and Chael Sonnen, both of whom achieved stardom in UFC. A match like this would easily generate interest from the mainstream media, especially all the major sports outlet. Baroni has been training at a wrestling school owned by D-Lo Brown.
July 31, 2015
According to the sports books, Brock Lesnar is the favorite to beat Seth Rollins at Battleground. While that may be enough to get the internet wrestling community into a frenzy, a deeper look reveals that they are not as certain as they have been in the past. Lesnar could end up winning the match but not capturing the WWE championship.
July 18, 2015
As two of the smarter businessmen in the industry, Bully Ray and Devon recently took the opportunity to publicly campaign for a return to WWE during an interview with Sports Illustrated. Team 3D stated that they were in the best shape of their lives, and that they would provide quite a bit of credibility to the tag team division in World Wrestling Entertainment.
July 17, 2015
Since he has been playing pretty close to his chest when it comes to negotiations on a new television deal, a lot of fans are skeptical that Jeff Jarrett is going to be able to secure a spot for GFW. Well, reports have now surfaced that he has definitely been in negotiations with several networks. The list includes WGN, Fox Sports 2 and CMT. The most interesting network on that list is Spike, which recently allowed Impact Wrestling to leave.
May 13, 2015
Another step forward has been taken by Jeff Jarrett and GFW. An announcement has been officially made about an upcoming tour this summer. The promotion will hold shows at various minor league sports stadiums across the country. Jarrett has already secured several dates for Global Force Wrestling, and he is still negotiating more shows as well. The company is expected to announce some recognizable names for their roster soon.
April 20, 2015
On April 11, Booker T is running a Reality of Wrestling show at the Clear Lake Sports Complex in Houston. He really wants a great showing, so he is turning to two of the biggest legends that professional wrestling has ever seen. Bret Hart and Ricky Steamboat have both signed on to make an appearance at the show. Neither of them are in any shape to do a match, so chances are, they will simply be there to cut promos in the ring.
March 20, 2015
When it comes to podcast shows, wrestling fans have been living in nirvana thanks to Jim Ross, Vince Russo, Steve Austin and Chris Jericho joining the industry. Well, the game just got a bit more interesting. Reports have surfaced that Ric Flair has just signed an agreement with CBS Sports to host his own weekly show. The Nature Boy will be interviewing various professional wrestlers, celebrities and musicians on his show.
February 17, 2015
Not only is Impact Wrestling going to be airing on a new channel, they're also going to be on a different night. TNA is going back to its roots by being aired on Friday night, which was their slot when they had a deal with Fox Sports Network about a decade ago. Start time is 9pm. The official debut date for the show on Destination America is January 7, which is actually a Wednesday. The belief is that Dixie Carter agreed to the new night, provided they can move later.
December 10, 2014