After securing a television deal with Destination America to air Impact Wrestling in the United States, Dixie Carter turned her attention towards bringing the TNA product to fans up north in Canada. She has accomplished that now. The company officially announced that they have signed a contract with Fight Network. The deal is for more than a year, so that provides some security and stability. The first episode airs this upcoming Friday.
March 30, 2015
Since his injury is taking longer to heal than initially expected, there is a chance that Santino Marella might never be able to make his in ring return to WWE. Fortunately, though, he planned ahead. Marella has a couple of outside business interest, including a reality television show that is being worked on. His wrestling and MMA school is slated to be the premise of the series. The Fight Network will be the ones to air the unnamed show.
March 29, 2015
Back in February, it was confirmed that GFW would be based in Las Vegas. Now, it looks like Jeff Jarrett has finalized the deal because he has started to do official promotion for it. While not a lot of details have been released, Jarrett has informed us that it will definitely be taking place this summer. No confirmation yet on a television deal, but the belief is that Global Force Wrestling can help further the cause by doing live events at least.
March 23, 2015
There are rumors floating around that Evan Bourne could be showing up during an episode of Total Divas next season. Alicia Fox posted a photo of herself hanging out with the high flying performer. There are natural speculations from the internet wrestling community that the two of them are involved in a romantic relationship. It will be interesting to see if WWE includes a former star on their reality television show.
March 16, 2015
While reports earlier this week stated that Eddie Edwards was well on the road to recovery and would be returning in time for television, it appears that TNA will be taking the safe approach. At the Impact Wrestling taping on Friday, Edwards and Davey Richards cut a promo and announced that the Wolves were vacating the belt. They cited the real life injury as the reason why. The vacant tag titles will be filled in some manner soon.
March 14, 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
If you are a TNA fan that is sentimental about Samoa Joe leaving the company, you are going to want to tune in to Impact Wrestling on March 20. That night will showcase his final match in the promotion. Fortunately for those that love great in ring action, Joe was paired with Austin Aries in that match, which was filmed when the company was doing a tour of England earlier in the year. No word yet on how he will be written off of television.
March 11, 2015
While an extremely motivated Jeff Jarrett continues to work on getting a television deal for his new promotion, there have been a ton of speculations as to the details of GFW. Rumors surfaced recently that the voice of the promotion will be a very familiar one to longtime wrestling fans. It is being said that Jarrett is hoping to bring together Jim Ross and Mike Tenay as his broadcasting team. He tried teaming them up for New Japan in January.
February 26, 2015
After locking up their deal with Destination America to remain on television in the United States, TNA has now finalized a massive deal with Sony Six to ensure that they will be on the air in India. Dixie Carter has announced that her company has signed a 7 year deal with the network. That means that Impact Wrestling will be seen in that country until the year 2022. The addition of Mahabali Shera was said to be a huge selling point for that region.
February 25, 2015
If WWE decides to go through with the idea of having the world famous Samoan wrestling family showing up at Wrestlemania to celebrate with Roman Reigns when he wins the heavyweight championship from Brock Lesnar, one of the faces out there that you might not be familiar with yet is Lina Fanene. She is currently in the developmental program but not yet a regular on television. She is related to The Rock and is close to his mom.
February 24, 2015