Friday, May 25, 2012
Posted by Chris Kelly on 8:34 PM
The TNA BaseBrawl event at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia has been moved to September 8th, 2012. It's original date was August 17th, 2012. The TNA BaseBrawl event at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky has been moved to September 13th, 2012. It's original date was August 18th, 2012. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com/unitedstates.htm for info about upcoming shows.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 8:34 PM
WWE Vintage Collection on May 25th, 2012 featured these matches: Wahoo McDaniel vs. Dick Murdoch WCW Slamboree 1995 Lord Steven Regal vs. Ultimo Dragon WCW Slamboree 1997 Konnan vs. Jushin Thunder Liger WCW Slamboree 1996 Sting vs. Big Van Vader WCW Slamboree 1994 Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com/unitedstates.htm for info about upcoming shows.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 3:04 PM
It was reported by WWE earlier that Chris Jericho was suspended "indefinitely" following an indecent in Brazil involving a flag. This has now been changed to 30 days. The statement now reads: Chris Jericho has been suspended for 30 days due to an irresponsible act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a WWE live event in São Paulo on May 24. WWE has apologized to the citizens and the government of Brazil for this incident.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:47 PM
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:11 PM
Chris Jericho said the following in an interview with WWE.com "I made a bad judgment call in the course of entertaining [WWE] fans in Brazil. I apologized to the people in the crowd for showing disrespect. It was a bad move. I did it with [our] fans’ entertainment in mind and I’ll accept the consequences for that
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:09 PM
According to PWInsider.com, Current FCW Divas Champion Raquel Diaz (Shaul Guerrero) debuted a new look at last night's FCW TV tapings, one that may have been previously discussed for Layla on WWE's main roster. There were rumors over a year ago of WWE doing a character similar to pop star Lady Gaga with Layla. Diaz debuted a new blonde look with new make-up at last night's tapings and a group of friends in attendance noted that it reminded them of Gaga. http://www.wrestlingforum.com/nxt-superstars-fcw-tough-enough/619145-raquel-diaz-shaul-guerrero-gets-laylas-gimmick.html
Posted by Chris Kelly on 8:32 AM
Credit;PWInsider TNA filed a lawsuit yesterday in court in Nashville against WWE and former TNA and WWE office worker Brian Wittenstein for interference with existing contracts, conversion, breach of contract, civil conspiracy, unfair competition, and violation of the Tennessee Uniform Trade Secrets Act. They are also suing Wittenstein for breach of duty of loyalty. TNA's lawsuit alleges that that Wittenstein, who worked for the company for three years before departing in 2011, provided WWE with inside information on TNA contracts and other matters from his time working in TNA's talent relations and live events departments. While working for TNA, Wittenstein handled third party bookings for TNA contracts to work independents, scheduling and lots of talent related grunt work. TNA sources at the time of Wittenstein's departure stated he was let go. Wittenstein told PWInsider several months later he had quit. Wittenstein was hired by WWE earlier this year and worked briefly under Michael Hayes as an assistant before being let go. According to the suit, WWE fired Wittenstein after he presented them with insider TNA information. However, TNA claims that WWE did not approach them with that information until 5/7, several weeks after they let Wittenstein go. TNA's lawsuit claimed that WWE is now trying to poach contracted talent from TNA, using inside information from TNA contracts to their advantage. Several days later after being contacted by WWE about the Wittenstein issue, Ric Flair (who, as we've reported here, TNA has been having issues with) approached TNA trying to get out of his contract. TNA is alleging that Flair was trying to get out of his contract in order to go to WWE and that since telling TNA he wanted out of his deal, has not appeared at live events, including the Sacrifice PPV. In the last week, there have also been rumors that Alex Shelley had turned down a new TNA contract and was looking to go to WWE as well. While those stories have been making the rounds, PWInsider.com has not been able to independently confirm them. Shelley was not specifically mentioned in the lawsuit filing. An injunction was issued earlier today demanding that WWE and Wittenstein each return whatever confidential material Wittenstein retained from his time working for TNA. They were specifically instructed not to "destroy" any of the material.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 5:51 AM
Credit:TMZ A WWE event in Brazil came to a screeching halt Thursday evening ... when local law enforcement stopped a live match and threatened to arrest Chris Jericho for desecrating the Brazilian flag. It all went down during a match between Jericho and C.M. Punk -- who was proudly waving the flag in the ring. Jericho took the flag away, crumpled it up and kicked the flag out of the ring ... and that's when police stepped in and put a stop to the event. We're told Jericho was informed that desecrating the national flag is a crime in Brazil ... punishable by incarceration. Cops gave Jericho an option -- apologize to the arena ... or go to jail. Chris chose the former ... grabbing the mic and telling the crowd he immediately regretted his actions. Cops allowed the event to continue. Sources connected to the WWE tell TMZ ... the flag stunt was NOT planned or approved by WWE officials. The WWE has just released an official statement saying, "Chris Jericho has been suspended indefinitely due to an irresponsible act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a WWE event in Sao Paulo on May 24. The WWE has apologized to the citizens and the government of Brazil for this incident."
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:52 AM
The following was posted on WWE.com Chris Jericho has been suspended indefinitely due to an irresponsible act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a WWE live event in São Paulo on May 24. WWE has apologized to the citizens and the government of Brazil for this incident
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:43 AM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE officials feel that the Rotunda brothers have potential to be major stars. Taylor Rotunda worked the recent NXT tapings at Full Sail University as Bo Dallas while Windham Rotunda, the former Husky Harris, worked the NXT tapings with his new Bray Wyatt gimmick.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:41 AM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter Last week's WWE NXT tapings at Full Sail University were said to have ran far more smoothly than WWE's RAW and SmackDown tapings. These are Triple H's project and there was a lot of talk about how good he ran things.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:40 AM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter TNA will be creating a custom throne for MMA star King Mo to use for his ring entrances. Mo is looking to start training at OVW in two months. TNA reportedly wants him on TV in November and his deal would see him working one set of Impact tapings each month during the Bellator MMA season.