In this week’s episode of Ten Pounds of Gold produced by Billy Corgan of the NWA, they announce their first step. Billy Corgan announced that at Championship Wrestling From Hollywood’s tapings on November 12, 2017, there will an NWA World Title match. Nick Aldas of Impact Wrestling fame will challenger (and probably beat) the reigning NWA World Champion, Tim Storm.
Global Force Wrestling Issued a statement in regards to Alberto El Patron’s suspenion from the company and stripping him of the GFW World Championship.
GFW has concluded its internal consideration of the events surrounding the suspension of Alberto El Patron. While it is apparent that initial reports unfairly characterized El Patron’s involvement in the incident in the Orlando airport, we are nonetheless disappointed with the manor(sic) in which he dealt with this situation; we expect more decorum from all on the GFW roster, especially the World Champion.
We have communicated with El Patron our decision to strip him of his championship title. No decision has been taken as to the date on which he will be reinstated to the roster, the conditions of which are a private matter between the company and El Patron.
El Patron issued this statement:
Commentary: Two different stories from both parties. I hope that El Patron can recover from this deal.
Ruben Jay hosts Jeremy Borash of GFW Impact on this installment of Wrestling with Ruben! JB is one of the hardest working men in professional wrestling, and with almost 20 years experience, he’s been taking on more responsibility at the newly rebra
nded Impact Wrestling (Now known as Global Force Wrestling “Impact”).
On the top of the show, Jeremy discusses his match with Joseph Parks AKA Abyss v. Scott Steiner and Josh Mathews. JB and Ruben Jay discuss the new ownership of the promotion.
JB also comments on the upside of having Alberto El Patron as a part of the GFW roster.
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Ruben hosts Brian Zane from Wrestling with Wregret on Youtube. Zane and Ruben talk about the controversial finish to the Women’s Money in the Bank match. Did Zane think it was the right call? Find out. They also discuss Daniel Bryan’s announcement for the second Women’s Money In The Bank match at next week’s Smackdown. The two also discuss Shinsuke Nakamura and his slow rise to the top of WWE.
Zane and Ruben discuss their take on the Samoa Joe/Lesnar match at Great Balls of Fire and what the potential is for that feud. Zane also talks about the Enzo Amore and Big Cass development.
Ruben then invites the NEW Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion, Sonjay Dutt on to the program. Sonjay discusses winning the title in his hometown in India, what brought him back to Impact, and much more.
IMPACT Wrestling Taps MLB/NHL Announcer Robert Flores For Slammiversary
Don West Comes Back For Color Commentary Duties
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NASHVILLE (June 13, 2017) — IMPACT Wrestling is dipping into the high-profile sports world for a little broadcasting help at Slammiversary 15, a pay-per-view extravaganza on July 2 in Orlando, Florida.
IMPACT has signed Robert Flores to be the lead announcer for Slammiversary, to work alongside longtime IMPACT color commentator Don West, who is making a one-night return behind the microphone.
IMPACT faced an announcing dilemma for Slammiversary as broadcasters Josh Mathews and Jeremy Borash are wrestling in a tag-team match as the animosity between the two has boiled over in recent weeks. Borash and Joseph Park will team up against Mathews and “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner, one of the most powerful and feared wrestlers of all time.
Flores is a studio host appearing across MLB Network’s programming, including MLB Network’s Emmy Award-winning daily studio show, MLB Tonight. In addition to MLB Network, Flores is a studio host for NHL Network and contributes across MLB Advanced Media’s digital properties, including MLB.com and Sports On Earth.
Flores joined MLB Network and NHL Network in 2016 from ESPN, where he most recently anchored SportsCenter, ABC’s college football studio updates and ESPN2’s Fantasy Football Now. Flores joined ESPN in 2005 as an ESPNews anchor and later contributed to a variety of studio shows, including Baseball Tonight, NBA Fastbreak and Friday Night Fights.
Flores is a lifelong pro wrestling fan.
“I’m excited to have a part in this year’s Slammiversary and grateful to Jeff Jarrett for this unique opportunity,” Flores said.
Flores said the match that he’s most excited to announce is for the X-Division Championship. “I’m a fan of high-flyers,” Flores said.
A Texas native, Flores earned his bachelor’s degree in radio and television from the University of Houston in 1992. Flores attended J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston and is a member of their JFD Hall of Fame. His wrestling roots are engrained in his Houston childhood.
“To play a role in Slammiversary alongside Don West is really cool,” Flores said. “Slammiversary is an event 15-years in the making, and the best always separate themselves on the biggest stages – be it the in the wrestling ring or the World Series.
“I can’t wait to see what the IMPACT Wrestling stars do on July 2nd at Slammiversary.”
Don West broke onto the broadcasting scene in the 1990s on the Shop At Home Network. He was the popular, loud, energetic, abrasive salesman, pitching countless products on late-night television – and he even was in a parody video (portrayed by actor Will Ferrell) during a segment of Saturday Night Live.
West spent about 10 years as a color commentator for IMPACT Wrestling, dating back to the company’s first-ever event on June 19, 2002.
“I am so excited to be a part of IMPACT again and to be a part of the great Slammiversary weekend,” West said. “As an avid sports and baseball fan, it will be a great honor to work next to Robert Flores as I have admired his professionalism for years. When Jeff Jarrett asked me to do this, I had only one response, ‘YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!’”
“It will be great to see and hear Don West back on an IMPACT Wrestling broadcast; no one brings more energy and excitement to a broadcast than Don,” said Jeff Jarrett, the Chief Creative Officer for IMPACT Wrestling. “Having a broadcaster on Slammiversary at the level that Robert Flores has achieved is unbelievable. We are so excited to have RoFlo in the IMPACT family – and broadcast booth.”
About IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling specializes in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as EC3, Bobby Lashley, Eddie Edwards, Davey Richards, James Storm, the high-flying X-Division, Gail Kim and the lovely and lethal Knockouts. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT WRESTLING, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world, including Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Pop (a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate) in the United States, and on Fight Network and GameTV in Canada.
This week on Impact Wrestling, Sonjay Dutt challenges for the X Division title in his hometown. in The Main Event. Will Dutt win The X-Division Title in his home country of Mumbai, India? Find out Thursday.
Impact Wrestling sent out this statement in remembrance of the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.
As the world remembers the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, IMPACT Wrestling stands alongside the survivors and honors the 49 victims of the shooting on this, the 1-year mark.
For most of the past 15 years, IMPACT Wrestling has called Orlando its home arena, filming TV shows at Universal Studios Florida. Therefore, the Pulse Nightclub tragedy also brings extra meaning to all of the IMPACT wrestlers, referees, production crew and front-office staff.
We know there will be tears on Monday; we’re crying too, but standing strong for all.
On the next Monday that IMPACT Wrestling is in Orlando, which will be July 3rd, the company will have a special ceremony to honor all of those impacted by this tragedy, which directly impacted the LGBTQ, the LatinX and other communities of color.
IMPACT Wrestling remembers the victims and those impacted by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy.
Commentary: This is a classy thing to do for Impact and the Orlando community. We all stand united with Orlando as we remember this tragic event.
I had the privielege of talking with former Impact Wrestling Superstar, Joey Ryan. Take a listen