Thursday, September 15, 2011

Update On WWE Trade Marks

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has been working on trademarking the name "The Network" - a name that they were going to use for the original Nexus at one point.

In another bit of trademark news, WWE has been unable to trademark the name Jack Swagger because a singer from the band Machine 22 in Minneapolis, MN uses the same nam
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New AIW Intense TV Featuring TNA's Zema Ion VS. Johnny Gargano‏

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This week we preview AIW's upcoming "They Live" Event taking place
Sunday October 2nd,2011 at the Puritas Lutheran Church13812 Bellaire Rd
Cleveland, OH

as well as the much anticipated J.T Lightning memorial event taking
place on Sunday September 25th,2011 live from the Phantasy Theater in

Tickets for both events are on sale now exclusively at

In Action this week
Shiima Xion (TNA Wrestling's Zema Ion) Challenges Johnny Gargano for the
AIW Absolute Championship in one of the most shocking moments in AIW

In anticipation for the J.T Lightning memorial event we take a look back
at Faith In Nothing VS. Q&A from Cleveland All Pro Wrestling in 2007!

In our main event we see Johnny Gargano in action again as he takes on
the man who will challenge for the AIW Absolute Title at "They Live" on
10/2 Rickey Shane Page!

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About Absolute Intense Wrestling:
AIW is determined to create, promote, and produce an unprecedented
wrestling product under the banner of "Absolute Intense Wrestling." Our
live events are gritty, primal, and violent. Bottom line - AIW is the
most intense professional wrestling in the United States.
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CHIKARA brings the 12 Large, the Young Bucks & a title match to NYC on Sunday!

This Sunday afternoon, September 18th the CHIKARA gang rolls into New York City and we're bringing tag team specialists the Young Bucks (formerly Generation Me of TNA) Matt and Nick Jackson with us! We've got "12 Large: Summit" round-robin action, a championship bout and more! Our debut at the Highline Ballroom will feature these 8 matches:

Eddie Kingston vs. Fire Ant

Mike Quackenbush/Jigsaw vs. Chuck Taylor/Johnny Gargano

UltraMantis Black/Hallowicked/Frightmare/???
Sinn "Kizarny" Bodhi/Obariyon/Kodama/Kobald

Sara Del Rey vs. Ophidian

Marshe Rockett vs. Ares

Soldier Ant/Green Ant vs. Dasher Hatfield/Sugar Dunkerton

Gregory Iron vs. Icarus

The Young Bucks vs. Tursas & Tim Donst

Tickets to this event are available via Ticketweb:

Come see our upcoming live events:

"Odyssey of the Twelfth Talisman"
Saturday evening - 9.17.2011
Live @ Brockton Boys & Girls Club
233 Warren Avenue
in Brockton, MA!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm, Doors open @ 6:30 pm!

"Martyr Yourself to Caution"
Sunday afternoon - 9.18.2011
Live @ The Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street
in Manhattan, NY!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm, Doors open @ 3:00 pm!

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Tampa Gets Raw In December‏

The WWE Raw Supershow on Monday, December 5th, 2011 will be held at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. Go to for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Report: Changes To WWE Creative

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The WWE creative team reportedly now consists of two groups - the "home team" and the "traveling team." The home team, mainly Stephanie McMahon and Brian Gewirtz, will be going to TV tapings less often with the idea that as soon as RAW is over, they and the other writers who don't travel begin working on long-term programs and the following week's shows. Former Baltimore Sun writer Kevin Eck has been mentioned as a possible member of the "home team."

The "traveling team" will be led by head SmackDown writer Ed Koskey, head RAW writer Dave Kapoor (Ranjin Singh) and a lot of the newly hired soap opera writers. The writers are no longer traveling on WWE's corporate jet and are flying commercial, having to drive from RAW to SmackDown instead of flying on the WWE jet.

"Air McMahon" is now being used for Vince McMahon, Triple H, John Laurinaitis and a few others. One person close to the situation said this is actually preferred over traveling on the jet with the negative being that you don't get home until Wednesday after the tapings. WWE has chartered buses for their writers and producers in the past, depending on the distance between the cities that host RAW and SmackDown that week.
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Audio: Running The Ropes With BG James Interview

Running The Ropes returned this week with special guest "The Road Dogg" BG James covering his career between DX, TNA, WWE and how tag teams should be made. This plus a recap of Raw and TNA's No Surrender can be heard on this week's show
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*Spoiler* Results For TNA Impact Wrestling 9/29/11


The show starts with Sting in the ring and he has Bobby Roode come to the ring. Sting says that he is looking at the next TNA World Heavyweight Champion. AJ Styles comes to the ring and he discusses his time as the World Champion and then he talks about how it has been a while since he has had a chance to become the World Champion again. AJ tells Roode to take advantage of this title match against Kurt Angle at Bound for Glory.

Kurt Angle comes out to the ring and he discusses Bobby Roode’s match tonight against AJ Styles as Roode continues to wrestle the members of Fortune leading into Bound for Glory.

Match Number One: Brian Kendrick defeated Jesse Sorensen, Kid Kash, Alex Shelley, and Zema Ion in a Ladder Match to become the Number One Contender for the TNA X Division Title to face Austin Aries at Bound for Glory. TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries was doing commentary during this match.

Jeff and Karen Jarrett come to the ring and they call out Frankie Kazarian and Traci Brooks and they come to the ring. Jarrett introduced himself to Kazarian and said that he handpicked Kazarian off of the independent circuit. Jarrett says that he called Kazarian out for jumping ship to "the other company" and when he got released over not getting the spotlight, Jarrett says that he rehired Kazarian because Kazarian begged for it. Jeff called Traci a skank and said that after what he did for Traci, Traci disrespected Karen. Jeff says they are both ungrateful bastards. TNA referees come out to separate Jeff, Karen, Frankie, and Traci. Jarrett said that he is going to make their lives miserable starting tonight.

Jeff tells Kazarian to take that Tennessee whore, but Kazarian stops Jarrett with a punch. TNA Security and the agents try to separate the four, but Gunner shows up and lays Kazarian out with an F5. TNA Security get Jeff, Karen, and Gunner out of the ring while they tend to Kazarian.

Backstage, Anarquia is with the rest of Mexican America and he is getting a tattoo. Anarquia sends Rosita and Sarita to get tequila. Anarquia asks the tattoo lady to send the people in to give him the tattoo. Ink Inc shows up and they attack Hernandez and Anarquia. After a brief brawl, Ink Inc are standing tall while Hernandez and Anarquia are down.

Shannon grabs the ink pen and he gives Anarquia a tattoo while Jesse pushed the camera away. Jesse says that you don’t want to see this and we hear Anarquia screaming.

Ink Inc come out for a match, but Mexican America jumps them and lays them out. Rosita and Sarita spray paint "MA" on Moore and Neal’s backs.

Match Number Two: Madison Rayne defeats Tara with a roll up and extra leverage with her feet on the ropes in a “Queen's Qualifying Match” to face Winter, Velvet Sky, and Mickie James for the Knockouts Title at Bound For Glory. Throughout the match, Madison was flirting with referee Earl Hebner to try to get her way in the match. It appeared to work because Earl stopped Tara from using closed fists during the match. Madison accidentally hit Earl and Earl then let Tara have her way, but Madison was still able to get the win.

Crimson comes to the ring and he calls out Samoa Joe. Joe comes to the stage and questions Crimson saying his name after what Joe did to him. Joe says that he allowed Crimson to be able to walk away. He calls Crimson's undefeated streak a farce. Joe says that the only reason he is disgusted is because without Crimson in TNA, who else is going to be Joe's bitch? Crimson tackles Joe on the stage, but Joe gains the advantage after a low blow. They work their way to the ring and Joe attacks Crimson's ankle and puts him in a modified figure four.

Matt Morgan comes out and attacks Joe. Matt tries for the Carbon Footprint but Joe leaves the ring. Morgan follows Joe up the ramp, but Joe heads to the back. Morgan comes to the ring and helps Crimson to his feet and leaves.

Match Number Three: D’Angelo Dinero defeats Ken Anderson. Devon’s children were seated at ringside and during the match, Anderson and Dinero fought in front of them. Anderson took Dinero down in front of Devon’s children. Devon’s children shoved Anderson, but Devon came out and dealt with his children and the referee. Bully Ray ran in from the crowd and hit Anderson with a Singapore cane. Pope got in the ring and pinned him. Devon took his kids to the back.

Match Number Four: Bobby Roode defeated AJ Styles with a crossface. After the match, Styles shook Roode's hand and he told Roode to win the title. Styles raised Roode's hand.

In the final segment of the night, Hulk Hogan came to the ring and he says that he feels like he has had a million pounds lifted off of his shoulders. After some soul searching, he said the Hulkamania run is the best run of all time. Hogan mentions how the first day he got in the business, he broke his leg. Hogan says that he learned respect and the ropes of the business. He talks about how he faced Andre the Giant, and sold out Madison Square Garden many times. At the end of the day, Hulkamania could go on forever. Hogan said that he had the chance of a lifetime to come to Impact Wrestling with three decades of knowledge and change Impact Wrestling. Hogan mentions that he has been here for almost two years and every moment has been worth it, including watching names like Bobby Roode, James Storm, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, and Rob Van Dam step up.

Hogan says that unfortunately it is the end of the road for him. Hogan says that he wanted to tell his fans first, even before his wife. When he lost his family and his health, the only thing he didn't lose was the fans. No matter how bad it got, he knew the fans would still be there. Hogan says that he made the decision that his run is done and says that Bobby Roode, James Storm, and AJ Styles are the stars of the future.

Hogan says that he is inviting everyone to come to Knoxville next week for a formal announcement because that will be the last time that we see him in this ring. Hogan leaves.


Ink Inc defeated the British Invasion with Mooregasm by Moore on Williams.
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TNA Star Appearing In Jacksonville On October 22nd‏

Jesse Neal from Ink Inc. will be part of the NFWA event at the Snyder Armory in Jacksonville, Florida on October 22nd, 2011. Go to for more info and for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Lucha Libre USA Back on MTV2‏

Latino718 sent the following in:

This is from Lucha Libre USA Facebook page.

YOU ASKED FOR IT AND WE LISTENED! It's official-Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors is proud to announce it's season premiere on MTV2, Saturday Oct 1st at 10am EST
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Lance Storm Clears Up Rumors That He Is Returning To WWE

Lance Storm wrote the following on his site:

It's come to my attention that there are some erroneous online reports out there that I am currently in negotiations with WWE to open up a Developmental territory in Calgary. This is absolutely not the case so I want to set the record straight. I don't know specifically where these reports are coming from but I've had one of my current students as well as a fan or two on facebook ask me about what they read on line. So let me be clear here there are no current plans for me to open or run a WWE developmental system in Calgary or anywhere else for that matter.

I don't know whether these false reports were made on purpose to drive web traffic or whether the person reporting them just didn't pay much attention to the recent interview I did with Arda Ocal (for Aftermath on the Score), where I spoke about my relationship with WWE and the possibility of a developmental system. In the interview we were talking about WWE's recent visit to Alberta and the fact that I attended both RAW and SmackDown. Arda asked if I talked with anyone about a developmental system, as he always does when I attend a WWE event, because he feels WWE should have a developmental system in Canada and having me run it and do the training seemed like a no brainer. In response to this I told Arda that I've been talking with WWE about this possibility off and on for years, dating back to when I was teaching the WWE developmental system in OVW, but we've never gotten as far as any serious negotiations.

I further explained that WWE and I have a great relationship; they like my training and would like me to be a part of their developmental program in some way, and I always enjoyed working for WWE and would love to be a part of their developmental program again in some capacity. The reason we've never made any serious progress is my reluctance to move to Florida, to be a part of their existing program, and WWE not as yet at least wanting to pull the trigger on opening a full system outside of the US. The lines of communication are always open, so if and when we ever manage to come up with a scenario somewhere in the middle that works for both of us, we will do business again, but that is as far as it's ever gotten. There are no current plans in motion. If and when this ever does happen, you will read about it on or anything you read elsewhere is just speculation and rumour, and should not be taken seriously