This is a serious poll. Only serious answers, please.
With James Ellsworth being released from WWE, do you think he will end up in Impact Wrestling?
Dixie Carter has seemingly come back into the public light in the last few weeks. Last week, Dixie Carter posted a photo of her at dinner with some TNA office staff and James Storm. On Sunday, she released the opening video for Impact Wrestling’s Bound For Glory. With that being said, would you want Dixie back in Impact Wrestling?
Comedian Louis C.K. has admitted to the claims made in a New York Times piece that he had sexually harassed women who worked on his show. In a statement, C.K. said he did what was accused of him and he then apologized for the encounters.
“The power I had over these women is that they admired me,” he wrote. “And I wielded that power irresponsibly.” He also apologized to his family and his longtime manager, 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, who was accused in the Times story of pressuring women to not talk about their encounters with C.K. (Yahoo News)
Louis C.K. has been removed from all HBO services, his planned Netflix special has been canceled and a self-financed movie has been delayed from release. Here is C.K’s full statement:
I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.
These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.
I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.
I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.
There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.
I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work.
The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve brought on people who I work with and have worked with who’s professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of Better Things, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Love You Daddy. I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. I’ve brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie. and every other entity that has bet on me through the years.
I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother.
I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.
Thank you for reading.
Commentary: This is just the beginning for C.K. and Hollywood. There will be a long trickle of accusations and falls from grace before this is all said and done. I truly hope that Louis gets the help he needs, reflects on his past behaviors and can help prevent this from happening in the future.
Jonathan Coachman has left ESPN, he announced on Twitter.
Yes I️ will be. Several projects in the works. When I️ can discuss I️ will. But it was just time to leave espn. Professional and personal reasons. But I️ feel great and this show is for fun and to stay sharp. https://t.co/zw0Y9omDUj
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) November 8, 2017
Bound for Glory was a success for Impact Wrestling on the side of creating some good momentum for the brand. Here are some quick results.
Opener match was for the X Division Championship. Trevor Lee defeated Matt Sydal, Garza Jr., Petey Williams, Sonjay Dutt, and Dezmond Xavier in 12:25 to retain the X Division Title.
Taiji Ishimorii defeated Tyson Dux in 4:50.
Alberto El Patron returned to the promotion and cut a promo basically saying that the company screwed him and took his titles, he’s mad at Jeremy Borash. and threatened to do something about it tonight.
Abyss beat Grado in a Monster’s Ball in 10:40.
EC3, James Storm, and Eddie Edwards beat El Hijo Del Fantasma, Pagano, and El Texano Jr. in 15:30
OVE defeated LAX in 10:35 in a 5150 Street Fight to retain the Impact Wrestling Tag Titles. Sami Calihan debuted during this match.
Gail Kim defeated Sienna and Allie in 9:40 to win the Knockouts Championship in 9:40.
Lashley and King Mo defeated Moose and Stephan Bonnar.
Eli Drake defeated Johnny Impact to retain the Impact Wrestling Championship. El Patron screwed IMPACT over in this match.
Earlier today, Chris Jericho appeared on New Japan Pro Wrestling via Video package and challenged Kenny Omega to a match. The match is set to take place on January 4th at WrestleKingdom 12. The match is being dubbed “Alpha v. Omega”.
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