Friday, May 20, 2011

TNA Announce Terry Taylor Has Left The Company

TNA Wrestling posted the following on their website:

Terry Taylor, TNA Director of Talent Relations, has decided to leave TNA effective May 31, 2011. TNA is grateful for Terry's contributions to TNA's growth and wishes him success in his future endeavors.
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Vintage Collection Summary: More WCW Saturday Night Matches‏

The May 20th, 2011 edition of WWE Vintage Collection featured these matches:

* Scott Hall vs. Ray Traylor from WCW Saturday Night on December 27th, 1997
* Jake Roberts vs. Marcus Alexander Bagwell from WCW Saturday Night on August 22nd, 1992
* The Barbarian vs. Magnum TA from WCW Saturday Night on January 4th, 1986
* Diamond Dallas Page vs. Billy Kidman from WCW Saturday Night on August 31st, 1996
* Sid Vicious vs. Mark Merro from WCW Saturday Night on March 2nd, 1991
* Sting vs. Lord Steven Regal from WCW Saturday Night on February 5th, 1994

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TV Rating For TNA Impact Wrestling 5/19/11

Credit:PWTorch

TNA Impact on Thursday, May 20 scored a 1.17 rating off a first hour 1.14 rating and second hour 1.20 rating.

The following are quick quarter-hour ratings highlights. Our more detailed quarter-hour report and comparison to 2011 averages will be updated later tonight...

-- Peak rating: 1.30 in Q5 to begin the second hour with this week's full Angle-Jarrett segment, so TNA wasn't hurt by starting the second hour on a commercial.

-- Low rating: 1.11 in Q3 for the two X Division matches.
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RIP Randy Savage

The first ever WWF tape I was given as a 4 yr old boy was Wrestlemania 4, it was a split over 2 videos and it was me and my father who sat down to watch it together. I got to watch "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Bam Bam Bigelow, Jake "The Snake" Roberts & "Ravishing" Rick Rude. That was all great but I also got to watch "The Macho Man" Randy Savage, he wrestled four times in one night & had 4 very diffrent matches. That night Savage wrestled Butch Reed, Greg Valentine, The One Man Gang & Ted Dibiase, one of the many many things that caught my attention about The Macho Man that night was he wore different colour trunks each time he came out. I thought that was awesome & I thought Randy Savage was awesome, he came of the top rope and hit big moves and even when you thought he was out of it he somehow pulled it out of the bag.

I am not gonna tell you the reason I fell in love with Professional Wrestling was Randy Savage, because that would be a lie. However to say that from the second I started watching this business his matches were always ones I enjoyed and loved to watch that would be 100% truthful. There are 3 matches that stand out for me, head & shoulders above any others. The matches with Steamboat at WM 3, with The Ultimate Warrior at WM 7 & with Ric Flair at WM8. They are my three favorite Macho Man matches of all time, I could watch those matches everyday for the rest of my life and never get bored of any of them. I am sure some people will disagree with me, to you I say thats cool send me an E-Mail or a Tweet or a message on Facebook (all my contact details are at the bottom of this article) i would love to hear your favorite Savage matches. Hell you might even tell me about one I havent seen and I can look that shit up and I am sure I will be entertained.

I am sure I am not the only person who is getting really tired of having to write stuff like this about Pro Wrestlers but sadly it comes with the profession. It seems that candles burn hard and fast and some brighter than others, Randy Savage's candle burnt just about as bright as anyones ever has and I am so glad that I was able to enjoy what this man had to give. Randy Savage is a legend and has had a Hall of Fame career, I am sad that just when it seemed that him and Vince were maybe gonna be able to reconcile that this has happened. I am sorry that he wont get his moment in front of a crowd to tell some stories and get that one last standing ovation he deserves. He is such a massive part of my pro wrestling life as I have tried to put across in this column. I hate that every time I watch a Macho Man match now I will have the same feeling as when I watch a Rick Rude, Owen Hart or Eddie Guerrero match.

He was the tower of power funky like a monkey the sky was the limit and space was the place.

He was The Macho Man

Rest In Peace Randy Savage We Will All Miss you
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Report: TNA's Head Of Talent Relations Fired

PWTorch has learned that Terry Taylor was fired from his duties as head of TNA's talent relations on Friday.

In a company-wide statement, TNA announced that Dean Broadhead will oversee the contractual end of talent relations. Former WWE executive Bruce Prichard will handle Taylor's other duties.

Taylor had been with the company with 2003 in a management role and served as head of talent relations for the majority of TNA's existence.
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WWE PPV Renamed Again: Past PPV Name Returns‏

According to the official AT & T Center website, the WWE pay-per-view on October 23rd, 2011 has been renamed again, with the new name being "Vengeance". The event was originally called "Bragging Rights" and "Uprising". WWE has used the name "Vengeance" for pay-per-views in the past.Go to http://www.attcenter.com/default.asp?att_center=12&objid=771 for info about "Vengeance" on October 23rd, 2011 and http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Audio: Unplugged Remembers "The Macho Man" Randy Savage 10:30pm EST Following WWE Smackdown 5/20/11

Tune in tonight to www.sundaynightshowdown.com starting at 10:30pm EST, 8:30pm MST as UnPlugged with JJ $exay returns tonight on The SNS Radio Network. On tonights show JJ will review the go home edition of WWE Smackdown going into Sunday's "Over the Limit" PPV . Chris Kelly of Headlocks2Headlines.com joins the show to discuss the latest news of the week. Tonights format will possibly change from the norm as JJ plans to tribute one of his favorite performers and a childhood Idol in "The Macho Man" Randy Savage who unfortunately passed away this morning in a car accident as a result of a heart attack. JJ will be opening the phone lines sponsored by Headlocks2Headlines.com to celebrate the life and career of The Macho Man ...if you have a moment or a few you would like to share call 501 588 7957 or add sundaynightshowdown to skype or send your emails to unpluggedjj@yahoo.ca and join the "Live" chatroom to be an interactive part of what will be an emotionally charged episode of UnPlugged.
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TNA Comments On The Passing Of Macho Man Randy Savage

TNA Wrestling posted the following on their website:

TNA joins the entire wrestling world in mourning the passing of the legendary "Macho Man" Randy Savage

Savage was one of the most talented athletes to ever compete inside a wrestling ring. He truly transcended professional wrestling, becoming one of the true "icons" of our sport. Millions of wrestling fans grew up watching Savage battle other legends such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat and many more.

Savage appeared with TNA during our 2004 "Victory Road" and "Turning Point" events - memorable moments that we hope wrestling fans will never forget.

TNA hopes all of our fans remember Randy Savage's amazing life and career, and how he helped shape the sport as we know it today.

Hulk Hogan via his Twitter account @HulkHogan4Real
"I'm completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we finally started to talk and communicate. He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he's happy and in a better place and we miss him. We miss him a lot. I feel horrible about the ten years of having no communication. This was a tough one. I just pray that Randy's happy and in a better place and we miss him."

TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett via his Twitter @JeffJarrettTNA
"Just got a call with the news. RIP Randy. I met him when I was 11yrs old. He would always teach, correct, encourage, and compliment as my career progressed. I have NEVER forgotten the intricacies and attention to detail he taught me over the years. Randy always had a method to his madness. Randy is gone, but will never be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers are w the entire Poffo family."
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WWE Comments On The Passing Of Macho Man Randy Savage

The following is from WWE.com

WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Superstars of his time, Randy Poffo, a.k.a. Randy “Macho Man” Savage. Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife Lynn. Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fan
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*Updated* "Macho Man" Randy Savage Dies In Car Crash

Credit:TMZ.com

According to TMZ,"Macho Man" Randy Savage suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel of his car around 10 AM and lost control of his vehicle. Savage was 58 years old.

According to the Florida Highway patroll, Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median, into oncoming traffic and "collided head-on with a tree."

Savage was taken to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries.

Savage's wife was a passenger during the time of the accidnet but survived with "minor injuries."

According to officials, Randy and Lynn were both wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Cops say alcohol was NOT a factor.

An investigation into the accident is underway.
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WWE The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time DVD Cover Revealed

Credit: WWEDVDNews

Some of the greatest rivalries end with brutal cage matches that keep the combatants in the ring and interference out. For decades, steel-cage matches have been one of the most popular matches in every wrestling company, including WWE, WCW, ECW, Smokey Mountain, AWA, WCCW, and more. This 3-disc set collects the greatest steel cage matches in history.

The front cover can be seen at this link
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WWE Changes DVD Title

WWEDVDNews reports that WWE has once again changed the name of the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray set that was originally titled "The Top 50 Biggest Matches in WWE History."

That title was changed to "The 50 Most Shocking, Surprising & Amazing Moments in WWE History" but the new title is "OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History." The set is scheduled to be released on August 23rd.
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Report: TNA Talent Injured At PPV

According to Pwtorch, Jesse Neal reportedly suffered a neck injury and possible concussion at Sunday's TNA Sacrifice pay-per-view when Hernandez hit his finisher on Neal at the end of the Ink Inc. vs. Mexican America match. An MRI showed that Neal had a bulged disc and to be safe, he was not booked at this week's TV tapings.
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WWE Break Up Tyson Kid And Michael Hayes

On WWE Superstars, Tyson Kid was defeated by Yoshi Tatsu and following the match, Michael Hayes elbowed Tyson in the head apparently breaking up their partnership. According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there was talk of Hayes managing other talents so this could happen next
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WWE Heading To Poland In November‏

WWE Will be holding an event at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland on November 11th, 2011. Bell time is 8 PM. Tickets go on sale May 23rd, 2011 at noon. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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TPI 2011 Tonight w/Paul London,Sonjay Dutt,Colt Cabana

John Thorne sent the following in:

Absolute Intense Wrestling
Presents
TPI 2011

Friday May 20,2011
.and
Saturday May 21,2011

7:00pm Bell Time
Live from The AIW Arena
St. Gregory's Byzantine Hall
12920 Madison Ave. Lakewood,Ohio

Tickets:
Night 1:$15
Night 2:$15
Two Day Pass:$30

Tickets are on sale now at http://shop.aiwrestling.com/tickets.html

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

TPI 2011 is a two night single elimination Pro Wrestling tournament that will feature 24 of the best Independent Wrestlers in the world ending in a 3 way dance final on Saturday May 21st.

The winner will receive a open contract for the AIW Absolute Title which he can use at any time!

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First Round Match ups (Friday May 20th,2011)
Tim Donst VS. Mad Man Pondo
Paul London VS. Shiima Xion
Louis Lyndon VS. Flip Kendrick
Sonjay Dutt VS. Bobby Beverly
Facade VS. Sugar Dunkerton
Colt Cabana VS. Marion Fontaine
John Kermon VS. Gregory Iron
Dave Crist VS. Ricky Shane Page
Jonathan Gresham VS. Jake Crist
The Duke VS. Aero!
"MR. RBI" Izeah Bonds VS. SJK
BJ Whitmer VS. Jimmy Jacobs

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Participants
1.Mad Man Pondo
2.Tim Donst
3.Sonjay Dutt
4.Sugar Dunkerton
5.Bobby Beverly
6.Marion Fontaine
7.Shiima Xion
8.Dave Crist
9.Gregory Iron
10.Jimmy Jacobs
11.Facade
12.Jonathan Gresham
13.John Kermon
14.Flip Kendrick
15.The Duke
16.Louis Lyndon
17.SJK
18."Mr. RBI" Izeah Bonds
19.Jake Crist
20.Colt Cabana
21.Aero
22.Ricky Shane Page (Formally Christian Faith)
23.BJ Whitmer
24Paul London
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The Event will also Feature Non Tournament Matches on Both Nights

Non Tournament Matches Night 1 (Friday May 20th,2011)

Johnny Gargano VS. Akira Tozawa

AIW Womens Championship
Mickie Knuckles VS. AIW Womens Champion Jessica Havok
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Non Tournament Matches Night 2 (Saturday May 21st,2011)
Johnny Gargano VS. ???
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*Spoiler* For WWE Tough Enough

Tough Enough contestant Christina wrestled at tonight's Florida Championship Wrestling television taping, which could indicate that she wasn't eliminated due to an ankle injury suffered at the conclusion of this week's episode.

The follow report is from PWInsider.com

Before they taped the first ep