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— WWE (@WWE) October 25, 2016
TNA Wrestling has been around for almost two decades, and since day one there have been rumors of the company going out of business. In 2016, Panda Energy (TNA’s parent company prior to 2016) pulled out of the company.
Early in the Summer of 2016, rockstar Billy Corgan announced he had a minority stake of the company and became President of TNA (Impact Wrestling).
“I have had to step up the last three rounds of tapings to fund, and we negotiated what I got for that funding.” said Corgan on the Busted Open Radio show.
Now, rumors are going around that TNA might not make the Pay-Per-View scheduled for this weekend and might not making be able to pay for the next set of TV Tapings.
One of Corgan’s last comments was, “If you order the pay-per-view, and I’m standing in that ring, it will be one crazy pay-per-view.” (Source. PWTorch)
Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg have some history. Back in 2004, the two had an EPICly failed match at WrestleMania 20. There are years of hate…now the two are at it again. Brock Lesnar calls out Bill Goldberg. Lesnar said “If Bill Goldberg has the balls to step back into the ring…where is he?”.
TNA Wrestling is moving…again. This is the 4th move in 3 years for Impact Wrestling. The how is moving to Thursday nights on Pop TV.
There had been a lot of speculation of what TNA would do with Smackdown moving to Tuesdays.
Josh Mathews released the news on Twitter:
— Josh Mathews (@realjoshmathews) July 7, 2016
Are you excited about TNA’s latest move?
WWE has announced the details for the WWE Draft in the New Era.
The destiny of all WWE Superstars will be determined when SmackDown goes live for the first time ever Tuesday, July 19, at 8/7 C on USA Network. A WWE Draft will be conducted by respective General Managers to select which Superstars will compete exclusively on Monday Night Raw or SmackDown.
For the first time in history on back-to-back nights, these two distinctive brands (Monday Night Raw and Tuesday’s SmackDown) will compete with each other for television ratings, live events and pay-per-views.
“This is an exciting new era for WWE in which we will yet again reinvent ourselves by creating a second night of compelling live television,” said WWE Executive Producer Kevin Dunn.
“We’re already hearing the excitement among WWE fans for SmackDown’s new live format, and our audiences are eagerly anticipating the live Draft and what it means for their favorite Superstars,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
Where will your favorite Superstars end up? Find out Tuesday, July 19, when SmackDown goes LIVE!
WWE has had many shows in Los Angeles over the years. And up until last year, WWE had SummerSlam in LA. But now, WWE is bringing the Royal Rumble to Los Angeles. Here is the report from F4WOnline.
The 2017 WWE Royal Rumble will take place on Sunday, January 22nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles had been the regular stop for SummerSlam until Brooklyn was so successful last year in selling out three straight nights last year that the decision was made not to do L.A. because WrestleMania last year was in California.
Now that SummerSlam is considered a regular event for the Barclays Center, Los Angeles was without its regular major event of the year. WWE likes to have those major celebrity tie-ins with the show and outside activities for the event that kicks off the road to WrestleMania, so having the Rumble there is a perfect fit.
This will be the 30th Rumble in company history, and the sixth in California. The last time the Rumble was there was in January 2005 in Fresno when Batista won the Rumble. That was also the second Rumble in Fresno. Previous California Rumbles were in Sacramento, San Jose, and Anaheim.
There is no word when tickets will be going on sale for the show.
WWE star and legend Paul Heyman is going to be the star of a new reality show. Left/Right production is producing a reality show surrounding Heyman and his agency Looking4Larry.
The Wrap quoted Heyman as saying, “I’m a single parent looking to demonstrate to his children that you can work your ass off and have the time of your life doing it. I sleep two hours a night, so if I don’t keep busy, I end up getting myself in a lot of trouble.”
Are you interested in seeing Paul heyman on reality TV?
PWINSIDER is reporting that Shane McMahon is okay. He was reported to be seen at the WWE hotel after the show with no signs of injury.
In case you missed it, Shane did an elbow drop off the top of the 20 foot hell in a cell structure and missed the Undertaker.
Shane was then stretchered out after the match.