TNA IMPACT WRESTLING has signed a two-year deal with Challenge TV, keeping the UK’s highest-rated wrestling show on free television until the end of 2013. TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will continue to be broadcast every Sunday night at 9pm on Challenge, just three days after it airs in the United States. TNA's monthly PPV events – including Lockdown, Final Resolution and Bound For Glory – and spin-off show TNA Xplosion will still be shown on Wednesdays at 10pm. Challenge TV is broadcast throughout the UK and Ireland and can be found on Freeview channel 46, Sky channel 125 and Virgin Media channel 139. A delighted Dixie Carter, President of TNA IMPACT WRESTLING, said: “Our first year on Challenge TV has seen us double our viewership in the UK and Ireland – and we are really looking forward to another two years of even greater success. “Our wonderful fans have made us the most-watched wrestling programme in the UK and we’re pleased this new agreement also gives them the security of knowing they can always watch us on the same channel every week – Challenge TV. “We cannot wait to celebrate with our fans in person in Nottingham, Manchester and London on the TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT Tour from January 26-28!” Barbara Gibbon, Challenge’s Head of Channel, added: “We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to consolidate our relationship with the TNA team. “Over the past year these programmes have become an important destination point in the Challenge schedule because they are much loved by its many fans.” Fans can catch the stars of TNA IMPACT WRESTLING – including Sting, Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, Mr. Anderson, AJ Styles, Velvet Sky and Mickie James – as part of the 2012 MAXIMUM IMPACT IV Tour of the UK. Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena, the Manchester Evening News Arena and London’s Wembley Arena will host live events from January 26-28. Tickets for the shows are on sale now and can be bought from www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 826 2826.
Spike TV will be airing WWE produced movie The Marine 2, featuring Smackdown superstar Ted DiBiase, on January 7th, 2012 at 4:30 PM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
WNL returned to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network (www.snsradionetwork.com) with “The Outlaw of the IWC” The TreyDawg & “Mr. Money on the Mic” JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. The boys started things off with a visit from former ECW/WCW/TNA &WWE talent “Big Vito” Lograsso. Big Vito discussed the recent Turkey list he ended up on courtesy of WWE.com and how its affected him both professionally and personally. After the break the boys talked the latest “News of the Week” sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com , highlighted RAW, and even talked a little WWE12. After the final break JJ read a few emails and opened the phone lines taking a few listener calls before wrapping the show with some Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer on this over 3 hour edition of the Award winning WNL.
Brodus Clay came up with the idea of being a monster heel that doesn’t sell for the babyfaces, then beats them up and inducts them into his personal “House of Pain”, similar to World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry. Brodus reportedly was told that it was a great idea.
Vince McMahon has been turning down almost every idea brought up by his writers regarding Mick Foley.The Christmas stuff with Foley on the live Smackdown as Santa Claus was pushed heavily by Brian Gewirtz.