While much of the internet wrestling community doubting their ability to do so, TNA has announced that they have found a new home for Impact Wrestling. Starting in January, the show will be aired on the POP TV network, which is owned by CBS and is available in approximately 75 million homes in the United States. Dixie Carter finalized the deal this week when she traveled to Los Angeles.
November 19, 2015
During a recent interview, Rob Van Dam gave us a little glimpse of his private life. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he owns two homes. One is in Los Angeles, and the other is in Las Vegas. RVD stated that he loved both cities, so he travels back and forth between the two houses. His lifestyle is a big reason why he chooses to only do professional wrestling on a part time basis.
November 3, 2015
Last night, Batista had one of his biggest moments since leaving WWE for Hollywood. He was in England for the premiere of the new James Bond movie, where he plays a big villain. Alongside him was a familiar face to professional wrestling fans. Shane McMahon traveled from the United States to be there with his friend. That raises eyebrows since McMahon has avoided most things related to professional wrestling.
October 27, 2015
To promote his new book, Bob Backlund shared a story about when he started off in the professional wrestling business. He stated that he left home with just his car, clothes and $20. Backlund traveled from Minnesota to Louisiana to wrestle a match. Instead of being paid what he was promised, the former world champion was paid just $5, so he canceled his hotel, bought some tuna and slept in the trunk of his car.
September 18, 2015
If you're an independent wrestling promoter, and you want to have AJ Lee on your show, then it is going to cost you at least $15,000. She is asking for that as her daily rate and traveling expenses. Of course, the former diva isn't all that eager to take on these bookings at the moment because she does not really need the money. She would rather spend time with CM Punk as he trains for his UFC debut.
July 30, 2015
In a bit of news that is surely going to be blown out of proportion by the internet wrestling community, Christy Hemme has reportedly given her notice to TNA and will be leaving the company shortly. While many will speculate that this has something to do with the rumored financial situation that management has been trying to deal with, the reason for her departure is that she found a great job outside of wrestling and can avoid traveling.
May 26, 2015
From early on in his career, Cody Hall became married to the idea that he would not rush to sign with WWE. He wanted to be well traveled and well trained before accepting his destiny in the biggest wrestling promotion in the world. That move has turned out rather well because his stock has been rising pretty rapidly in the industry. Hall could conceivably jump ahead of other performers when he finally joins the developmental program.
April 26, 2015
In a sign that he is very close to being healthy again, Zack Ryder has started training for his potential return to WWE. He spent some time working out at the wrestling school owned by former tag team partner, Curt Hawkins. Ryder also traveled down to Florida to train at the Performance Center, which makes it easier for management to gauge his readiness. Still no word yet on when the actual return to television will take place, though.
January 16, 2015