Thursday, May 21, 2015

Total Divas Moving Night

E! has issued the following promotional material for WWE Total Divas, revealing that the show is moving to Tuesday nights. It also confirms that Naomi is back while Cameron and Rosa Mendes are no longer regular cast members.
“Total Divas” – Tuesday, July 7 at 9:00pm ET/PT
Returning in its fourth season, E!, WWE®and Bunim-Murray Productions continue their look inside the lives of the women of the sports entertainment giant. Cameras once again showcase the professional and personal lives of the WWE Divas: The Bella Twins™(Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya™ (Nattie), Naomi™, Alicia Fox™, Paige™, and Eva Marie™.
Between balancing family, maintaining romantic relationships and constantly fighting for the spotlight, the Divas are up against the odds. However, their unique lifestyles bring them together in a bond of sisterhood like no other.
WWE will now have two hours of programming each Tuesdays night with the return of WWE Tough Enough next month
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Report: Destination America Cancels Impact Wrestling

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Destination America has made the decision to cancel all TNA Wrestling programming, including Impact Wrestling.

Reports are that this decision was made by network executives prior to the announcement that Impact Wrestling would be moving to Wednesday nights beginning on June 3rd. According to the report,
Destination America will cease airing all TNA Wrestling programming "at the end of the third quarter," which is sometime around the end of September. Furthermore, Discovery Communications, the parent company of Destination America, were informed of this decision.

There are said to be two major reasons for Destination America cancelling all TNA Wrestling programming. The first reason is that despite network executives considering the ratings as being good, they didn't feel the overall numbers were good enough to justify the total cost of the programming. The other major issue was that a number of Destination America's advertisers did not want to advertise their products and services specifically during Impact Wrestling.

The report further states that TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter was previously informed of Destination America's decision sometime early last week, though, apparently, no TNA Wrestling talent were informed of this. This decision may have played a role in her decision to move Impact Wrestling to Wednesday nights; however, this is something that hasn't been officially confirmed.

The report goes on to state that while Destination America's decision reportedly has not been finalized, network employees have received no new information ever since a memo was sent to them stating that all TNA Wrestling programming was being cancelled.
Destination America is expected to make an official announcement when the network reveals its complete lineup for the 2015-2016 season.
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Big Name Debuts At NXT TakerOver

Samoa Joe finally made his WWE debut last night at the end of Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens. The former TNA world champion appeared and had a staredown with Kevin Owens
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Outside Interest In Renee Young

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Both FOX and ESPN have expressed interest in signing Renee Young to cover mainstream sports once her WWE deal expires.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

News On Terry Funk's Health

Legends of the ring posted the following on Facebook:

Legends of the Ring has gotten unfortunate word from Terry Funk that he has still not recovered from the illness which prevented him from appearing on his April mini NJ tour. Mr Funk has canceled all upcoming appearances and has stated that he has officially retired from making any future wrestling appearances.
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