Jeff Jarrett Talks About His Departure From TNA And Answers Whether Leaving Was His Toughest Decision

What’s next? @RealJeffJarrett and @KarenJarrett both speak about the future! #ItsComing from Kevin Sullivan on Vimeo.

Jeff Jarrett has been releasing videos discussing what is next in his career. Jarrett announced in December that he was leaving TNA and officially was out of the company. It has been rumored that the former WWE and TNA will be starting up a new promotion in the near future.

Jarrett released a video today with his wife Karen discussed the departure from TNA, whether leaving the company was the hardest decision he has ever made, discussed what’s next, change, the future of professional wrestling, and a number of other topics.

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TNA Impact Wrestling Results From February 20, 2014

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TNA Impact Wrestling
February 20, 2014
Manchester Arena
Manchester, England

A video package highlighting Gunner’s life and career in TNA opens the show, hyping tonight’s World Championship Match. Dixie Carter, Magnus, EC3 and Rockstar Spud are shown from the backstage area. Carter tells everyone to stop second guessing her. Magnus gives a pep talk to the Dixieland stable, but EC3 is noticeably ignoring it. Magnus tells Carter that they need to get on the same page and they shake hands.

First Segment: We cut “live” to the arena, and Magnus and Dixie walk down to the ring. MVP makes his way to the ring to a massive reaction from the UK crowd. The champ tells him that if he ever got in the ring with him, “nine years” would be nothing compared to how long it would take to recover. Shots fired at his past criminal life.

The crowd chants “paper champion” and MVP tells Magnus a real champion wouldn’t have to tell people every chance they got. We get down to business, as MVP wants an answer for his Lethal Lockdown challenge. Magnus says they accept, but he will not be captaining his team because he has to defend the world title against Samoa Joe. He calls MVP a “bitch” and the two start brawling. Ethan Carter III hits the ring and attacks MVP from behind. The Wolves are shown attacking security backstage, and Gunner evens the odds. Magnus bails as his challenger hits the ring, and the four men stare each other down.

First Match: 3 on 1 Handicap Match Samoa Joe vs. The Bro-Mans and DJ Zema Ion

Joe clothesline the tag team champions and just walks away as Zema dives off the top rope. Zema got caught by the numbers game. The heels hit a trio of knees in the corner, and pick up Joe for a top rope attack, but Joe moves out of the way. Double legsweep to the champs, followed by Joe going suicide dive to the outside, taking out everyone. Back in the ring, Zema rakes the eyes to escape the Muscle Buster, but gets caught with an S-T-F. Muscle Buster connects, and Joe locks in the rear naked choke for the submission to pick up the victory.

Winner: Samoa Joe

The announce team hyped Kurt Angle’s Hall of Fame induction next week. Backstage, Bobby Roode spoke with James Storm. Roode said he had a hard time trusting people and it reached a point where he was a man alone in the locker room. He said it had gotten to be to much. Storm asked him what he was saying. Roode said they had some good stuff and bad stuff and the bad was on him and he could’t change it. He said the good stuff they had was special and Storm was the only guy he could trust and he screwed that up. Storm told Roode to chill. He said they knew when they got in the business it was hard. He said if the business was slapping Roode in the face then he needed to slap it back. He said it was a dog eat dog world. In the divided office, MVP asked Austin Aries to be on his Lethal Lockdown team. Aries said he would think about it and they shook hands. A video seemed to be about the UK tour, but it turned into a cellphone video of Gail Kim and Madison Rayne brawling backstage, which lead to Madison making her entrance for a street fight.

Second Match: Street Fight Match Madison Rayne vs. Gail Kim w/Lei’D Tapa

Madison grabbed a cookie sheet and attacked Kim during her entrance to start the match. Tapa stood there and watched her attack and didn’t do anything at all about it even though this is a street fight and therefore there are no rules. I guess TNA has just given up on logic completely at this point. Madison continued her assault and tossed Kim to the floor. Tapa stood between them and Madison jumped off the apron onto Tapa. Tapa caught her, but accidentally spun her around to hit Kim before slamming her into the apron.

Kim put the figure four leg lock around the post on Madison for a while and then went for a chair. She tried to hit Madison in the leg, but Madison moved her leg and kicked the chair into Kim’s face. Kim bled from the nose afterward. Back in the ring, Tapa climbed into the ring and Madison hit her with a cookie sheet and a kendo stick. She wound up with a chair, but Kim hit Madison with the belt and covered her for the win.

Winner: Gail Kim

Backstage, Hemme was looking at photos of Anderson’s kids with him. Shaw walked into frame, looked pissed, and walked away. Another Gunner hype video aired. It even showed his wife and family. Bobby Roode was shown walking backstage. Ethan Carter III is preparing for a match, and says that he won’t take anything away from the career of Kurt Angle, but claims he more or less ended his career.

Bobby Roode makes his way out to the ring and talks about having a dream as a kid of wanting to be a pro wrestler. He says he’s done things he’s not proud of, and he’s ruined friendships because of his attitude. He announces that tonight will be his last night as a professional wrestler. Dixie Carter comes out and says she needs Roode to be her captain for the Lethal Lockdown match. Carter tells Roode that if Team Dixie wins this match, Roode will get 10% ownership of Impact Wrestling.

Third Match: The American Wolves vs. Kazarian and Christopher Daniels

Daniels locks up with Davey Richards, but knocks Eddie off the apron. Davey chops the hell out of Daniels and the Wolves hit him with a double team hip toss. Bad Influence takes control over Eddie, tagging in and out quickly to keep their team fresh, while the referee keeps Davey in check. Eddie dropkicks Kaz off the apron and goes to work with rapid fire chops in the corner. Daniels tries for the BME but Richards hits the ring and kicks him out of the air. Eddie with a double foot stomp, Davey with a double foot stomp, the Wolves pick up the win.

Winner: The Wolves

Fourth Match: TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match

Magnus (c) vs. Gunner

Just announced, this match has no disqualifications or count-outs. Slow match to start with a feeling out process that ends with Magnus dropping into a side headlock. Gunner breaks free and hits a series of clotheslines, Magnus calls to the back for help, but James Storm comes out with the Wolves to stand on the entrance ramp as we go to commercial. When Impact comes back, Magnus is in control. He hits the Falon Arrow and heads up to the top rope, coming down with the elbow drop for a two-count. Magnus whiffs a shot with the title belt and the two collide in the air – both men down.

Ethan Carter III and the BroMans storm the ring, but are immediately attacked by the Wolves and James Storm. The six of them fight up the ramp as Gunner hits a powerbomb on Magnus. He then climbs to the top turnbuckle and hits a diving headbutt to the champion. Rockstar Spud puts the champ’s leg on the bottom rope to save the match. Gunner goes after Spud but gets blasted by the title belt from behind. Somehow the challenger kicks out, and James Storm comes back to ringside to chase off Spud. Gunner builds up a head of steam and takes it to the champion with rights and lefts. A slingshot suplex connects and Gunner pounds his chest, signalling for the end. Sit-down backbreaker connects, and Gunner heads to the top rope one more time. Spud gets in the ring and Storm tosses him out. Gunner leaps off the top rope, but Storm superkicks him in the face. 1.2.3.

Winner: Magnus

Josh’s Grade for Impact: 5/10

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TNA Lockdown PPV Going Back To All Cage Matches

TNA released a video yesterday with Dixie Carter being mad at MVP for announcing the return of Jeff Hardy to the Lockdown pay-per-view next month. Carter made the announcement in the video above that Lockdown will be returning to old format, that every match will be held inside a steel cage.

Up until last year’s show, every Lockdown show had the steel cage concept.

TNA Lockdown takes place on Sunday, March 9 from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Matches for the show include Team Dixie (Bobby Roode, Austin Aries and The BroMans vs. Team M.V.P. (MVP, Jeff Hardy and The Wolves). Also scheduled for the show is Kurt Angle vs Ethan Carter III, Magnus vs Samoa Joe, James Storm vs Gunner and The Great Muta and Seiya Sanada vs. Bad Influence.

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D’Lo Brown Talks Return to Ring After Four Year Hiatus, His Love Affair for Japan

dlobrownwideshotD’Lo Brown talks about returning to the ring after a four year break, his time both in and out of the ring with TNA Wrestling, if he was interested in wrestling again when asked, his released from TNA, if he would be open to working there or the WWE again, wrestling for All Japan Pro Wrestling and his love affair for Japanese wrestling, why he doesn’t wrestle indies in the United States much, getting back in shape, the WWE Network and more from the former Between The Ropes co-host!

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Rampage Jackson Says Pro Wrestling Isn’t Fake, It’s Entertainment

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The last time we saw Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the cage, he had made his Bellator debut and scored a first round knockout over Joey Beltran in November. The former UFC light heavyweight champion returns to the cage at the end of the month as he is competing in the Bellator light heavyweight tournament and will face Christian M’Pumbu in the first round.

Jackson is also apart of TNA Impact Wrestling, but we haven’t seen him on the show since last year. “Rampage” sat down with MMAMania.com and was discussing injuries that occur in wrestling, how tough it really is and how much he respects the industry.

“People don’t understand how tough it is,” Jackson said. “It hurts, it hurts hitting the ropes. Getting slammed, all that stuff hurts. It’s like being a live stunt man.”

“You have to keep going. I saw a guy get hurt. I saw it with my own two eyes. The guy got hurt and he still had to keep going. He got hurt for real and then later they put him back stage and took him to the hospital. You have to trust the other guy not to hurt you. I’m second-guessing, what if that shit happened to me and then I have to go fight?”

After expressing some of his injury concerns, the pro wrestling novice said there are definitely moves he “wouldn’t mind doing,” like getting hit with a chair. However, he’s not getting much crazier than that saying flying through tables from the top turnbuckle is “crazy.”

“I really respect those guys,” Jackson said. “A lot of people hate on pro wrestling. They say ‘that’s fake.’ It’s not really fake. It’s entertainment. It’s not really fake, but if they want to hate on pro wrestlers and call it fake then they shouldn’t watch any action movies at all. Action movies are the fakest things.”

It is unknown when Jackson will return to TNA.

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Rob Van Dam Wants to Return to WWE By WrestleMania 30, CM Punk Interested in MMA and More

This week on the BTR Flagship Brian and Michael talk about the latest regarding CM Punk, Rob Van Dam possibly returning to WWE by WrestleMania 30, Raw from Monday night, the lack of star power, possible changes to the WrestleMania 30 lineup, Sting possibly coming into the company, MVP joining TNA Wrestling and more including your questions.

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Jim Cornette on Keeping Busy with Projects, Says Good for CM Punk on Leaving WWE

jimmycornetteJim Cornette talks about his upcoming tour of the UK February 17 – 25, flying over there after not being on a plane in over a decade, the Kickstarter program to make that tour into a documentary, keeping busy with various projects and everything on his plate right now, now working directly with a wrestling promotion, if he misses being part of a creative team, if there is any comparison between his working for TNA Wrestling and Ring of Honor, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards going to TNA, what he wants to see on the WWE Network, if he would ever attend WrestleMania or the WWE Hall of Fame, his place in wrestling history, if he has any regrets, why he praises CM Punk for walking out on the WWE, the developmental system there, why certain stereotypes still exist for wrestlers and more.

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WWE Raw Recap, Daniel Bryan Gets Win Over Randy Orton, More on CM Punk

rawbryanortonfacekickBrian and Steve recap WWE Raw including a fantastic main event between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton to go along with the rest of the lackluster show, more on CM Punk, Sting’s status with TNA and whether or not he will be joining WWE, Kurt Angle look more and more like he wants to be in WWE than TNA, Stacy Keibler talking with Stephanie McMahon about a return and more.

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Jeff Jarrett Coming Out With A New Promotion?

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Jeff Jarrett was the co-founder of TNA along with his father Jerry in 2002. The younger Jarrett resigned with the promotion last month. Rumors are running rampant that Jarrett will be starting up a new promotion, but the former WWE and WCW star hasn’t made any comments regarding the rumors.

We got a sign last night that a new Jarrett led company could be coming to fruition as Jarrett posted a video on his Instagram account foreshadowing that possibility.

Do you think Jeff Jarrett will be heading a new wrestling promotion in 2014?

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TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers For Tonight’s Show, New Investor Comes Out

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TNA taped tonight’s edition of Impact Wrestling at The Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. You can watch the show tonight on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET. Here is what took place at the tapings.

-Magnus and Rockstar Spud headed to the ring for a promo. Magnus got some great heel heat. Though it could be that he’s English. He said he saw off Sting like he did Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles. He spoke about “thinning of the herd” by Dixie, ridding TNA of the dinosaurs to make way for the new stars like Bro-Mans, Zema Ion, Spud, and Magnus. He said he singlehandedly eliminated the above faces. EC3 took exception to that.

-They were interrupted by Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle. Angle and Joe came out to huge reception. The heels exited. Angle was super over. He said they were there to avenge the “screwing of the herd”. He said Magnus is a paper champion. Loud “paper champion” chant. He said he regrets accepting Magnus into the Main Event Mafia.

-Magnus said he’s a somebody and Kurt can’t accept that he’s champion. Joe said they’ve come to Glasgow to fight, and a tag match was set with Angle and Joe vs. Magnus and EC3. Magnus issued the challenge. If heels win, then Angle and Joe are gone! Joe suggests that whoever pins Magnus gets a title shot. Hot opening.

-Hold on. Dixie Carter the match isn’t happening. Magnus wasn’t happy. Dixie said there’s too much going on with the investor arriving and she can’t risk him losing the title to Angle or Joe. Magnus made the match anyway. That seemed a bit confusing.

-We can hear but not see what’s happening backstage. That was a mess. Something about the Wolves waiting for the investor to arrive?

-Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne beat Gail Kim and Lei’D Tapa. Velvet pinned Gail clean. Very short match.

-Chris Sabin came out berating Velvet, saying he hadn’t heard from her since last week. He suggested she’s gone crazy due to PMS. He demanded an apology and a massage. Loud no chants! Velvet said, “We’re done!”.

-Ugh. The video screen seems screwed. Audio but no visual. Kurt was threatening someone not to interfere tonight. Sounded like Bobby Roode.

-James Storm was super over. He detailed his history with Gunner before it fell apart and called him out so he could put an end to it. Gunner said they both had a goal to be great, and they achieved that as a team and that when he won the briefcase something changed. He said he had to make a decision for his family, and Storm would have done the same. He said he learned in the Marines that you don’t fight for the government, you fight for the man standing beside you. Storm said he knows Gunner is a great man and a hell of a wrestler. He said his kids are most important thing, and his daughter asked him why he’s mad at Gunner. He said he has Gunner’s back. They shook hands.

-Bad Influence came out to cause trouble. Daniels said James Storm is a liar who wants beer, attention, and ugly fat women. And the TNA title. He challenged them to a tag match with the briefcase at stake.

-James Storm and Gunner defeated Christopher Daniels and Kazarian. Gunner pinned Kaz clean and it looked like he and Gunner are an item again.

-There was more backstage footage that we couldn’t see. Dixie sounded upset with Spud and demanded that he find out who the investor is.

-You Me At Six are at ringside. I don’t know who they are, but seemingly they have the no. 1 album in the UK… With the top tier curtained off, this is a full house for the tickets they did sell. Very impressive. I don’t know how much that tier holds, but I’d guess we’re talking in the ball park of somewhere between 4,000-8,000 attendance.

-Very long break here. Wish I’d gone to the bar! Spud came out to break the monotony. I never thought I’d say that. He heeled up the Scotland-England rivalry, which got the crowd going. He said he was there to find out who the investor is. He called out the Wolves. Spud complimented them on wearing their dad’s best suits and then asked who the investor is. Silence. He interrogated them “like Magnum PI” and reminded them that he’s Dixie’s Chief of Staff. Spud was actually hilarious. Spud slapped one of them as he went crazy. The suit jackets came off and the Wolves attacked Spud. They told Spud to tell Dixie that she’ll find out who the investor is later. They said that the investor is very interested in the main event, and any wrestler who interferes will be fired.

-Video screen is finally working! EY/Abyss recap.

-Bro-Mans beat Abyss and Eric Young by DQ to retain the TNA Tag Titles. I hate both these acts, but the crowd loved Abyss. Abyss was DQ’d for attacking the referee. He chokeslammed EY after the match. The whole match was basically telling the story of EY’s struggle to control Abyss. EY said they have one experiment left – they’re going to get crazy. “I invented crazy!” Monsters Ball next week.

-Backstage the Wolves were standing by a people carrier. I guess the investor is here. Someone was shown pushing a coffin. It appeared to be Bully Ray.

-There was a video detailing some kind of encounter between Sam Shaw and Christy at his home. I think he pulled a strand of her hair then disappeared into a darkened room while she got them some wine. The lights were turned on and it was some sort of shrine to Christy with photographs everywhere.

-Bully Ray came to the ring while pushing the coffin down the ramp. He outlined his past as President of Aces and Eights and TNA champion, and spoke about how Anderson took it all away. He said he tried to break Anderson’s neck, but he keeps coming back. Ray challenged Anderson to a coffin match. Anderson walked down to the coffin. Bully Ray had left the ring and they both stood over it. Anderson asked him what happens after Ray puts him in the coffin. “Maybe I’ll piledrive your wife and kids.” Man! Anderson said he is sick of Bully’s talking; says he’ll do the fans a favour and shut his mouth. “By the way, my wife and kids say hi.” Anderson attacked Bully. They went to the ring and Anderson had a chair. Bully chickened out and left.

-There was some backstage tension between Magnus and EC3. Magnus said he’s not thrilled about tagging with a green rookie in such a big match. Magnus told him to go and cry to aunt Dixie. Dixie walked in and Magnus changed his tune.

-Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle defeated Magnus and Ethan Carter III. Joe made Magnus tap, meaning Joe is the No. 1 contender for the TNA Title per the match stipulations. Another clean finish! Is this really TNA?! Favourite insult of the night from a Glaswegian to Magnus: “Away back to Gladiators, Magnus!” Another interjects: “You were a shite Gladiator!”

-Dixie went ballistic. Joe reminded Magnus that he is now number one contender. There was a loud “you tapped out” chant. “Shine my belt son, cause Joe’s gonna kill you!” Angle said that nights like these make the pain worthwhile. Kurt hyped his HOF induction for London.

Dixie demanded the investor show his face. The arena went dark and…It’s MVP! It appears the show goes off the air here.

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Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.

Matt Hardy Arrested After A Bloody And Brutal Incident With His Wife

It is being reported by TMZ that former WWE star Matt Hardy was arrested on New Years Day in Virginia after an incident with his wife, former TNA star Reby Sky at a hotel. Pictures of his face were bloody and scratches all over his face. Sky as seen in the picture has a fat lip, black eye and some small cuts on her face.

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TMZ also reports that cops raced to the Hampton Inn in Emporia, VA on January 1st around 5:45 AM after someone at the hotel called 911.

During the 911 call,the hotel staffer told the operator … “A guest just came down here and said somebody’s beating the hell out of his wife a girl or something.”

When cops arrived to the scene, both Matt and Sky were arrested for assault and battery. They were released on $3,500 bail.

Hardy and Sky did file and receive restraining orders against each other.

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WWE Raw Recap Following Royal Rumble, Headed to Elimination Chamber

brocklesnarcodyBrian and Steve recap WWE Raw including the reaction that Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and Batista each received, what was missing from the show, the setup for Elimination Chamber, if plans for WrestleMania XXX could be changed and more including talk of a physical WWE Hall of Fame again, Kurt Angle wanting to go back to WWE and your questions.

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Batista is Back on WWE Raw and the Royal Rumble is Coming

batistabombBrian and Steve talk about WWE Raw from Monday night which saw the return of Batista, the buildup for this Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV including John Cena and Randy Orton as they get set to square off for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Daniel Bryan’s explanation for being with the Wyatt Family, more matches for the Rumble show, the entrants right now for the Royal Rumble match itself and others that could be added, more on Hulk Hogan, Sting, the American Wolves debut in TNA Wrestling and your questions.

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TNA Impact Wrestling Rating Surprisingly Drops (Updated)

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TNA produced a themed version of Impact titled “Genesis”. The show was expected to be a ratings increase from last week, but that ended up not being the case. Impact drew a 1.1 rating with an average of 1.32 million viewers, which is down from last week’s 1.18 rating with an average of 1.39 million viewers.

The show featured Sting vs Ethan Carter III, Bully Ray vs Mr. Anderson, a Kurt Angle/Dixie Carter promo and the show ending with Sting challenging Magnus to a world title match. Magnus accepted the challenge and they will battle on next week’s show. If Sting wins, he wins the title, if Magnus wins Sting’s contract gets torn up and is out of the company.

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TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers For Thursday January 23, 2014

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TNA aired a live edition of Impact Wrestling two days ago in Huntsville, Alabama. After that show ended, TNA taped an edition of Impact that will air this coming Thursday on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

-Kurt Angle beat Bobby Roode in a cage match with a moonsault off the top of the cage.

-Austin Aries defeated Chris Sabin to win the X Division Title while Velvet Sky was locked in a cage at ringside.

-Samoa Joe beat Rockstar Spud.

-Gunner defeated James Storm to keep his TNA Title shot briefcase.

-Bro-Mans and Zema Ion beat up Eric Young until Abyss made the save.

-Magnus defeated Sting to retain the TNA Title with interference. Magnus tore up Sting’s contract after the match.

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Results were courtesy of WrestlingInc.com.

Davey Richards And Eddie Edwards Are Backstage At TNA Impact And Will Debut Tonight

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What could turn out to be WWE’s loss and TNA’s gain starts tonight. ProWrestling.net is reporting that former Ring of Honor stars Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards are backstage at Impact and will debut on tonight’s show.

The duo had appeared at the WWE NXT tapings in November, but the company decided they weren’t going to bring them in. Rumors had run rampant that TNA would sign them and President Dixie Carter basically confirmed the news on Twitter yesterday.

Carter then sent out a tweet a short time ago referring to Edwards and Richards.

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TNA is having their “Genesis” show tonight in Huntsville, Alabama and starts on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET.

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Jay Bradley Talks His Release From TNA And Why Dixie Carter Has Become The Internet Wrestling Communities “Scapegoat”

jaybradleyupsetSteve talks to former TNA wrestler Jay Bradley, who just got released from the company late Monday night. Bradley discusses how he got released, thoughts on the departures of AJ Styles, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett. Bradley went in depth on his thoughts regarding TNA President Dixie Carter.

“I had very limited interaction with Dixie and I don’t mean that in a negative way,” said Bradley. “She was always very personable to me, easy to talk too, comes up to you thoughout the day and say, “hey how are you?” with a handshake.

“She seemed to be very knowledgeable and what was going on with the product and saying, “hey I’m looking forward to watching what you do tonight in your match with so and so, have you filmed your interview and your promos yet.”

“Very complimentary, very gracious after your match saying, “thank you for your match, thanks for your hard work today.”

Bradley then goes into why Carter has become the Internet Wrestling Communities scapegoat, why she gets a bad rap and more.

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TNA Impact Rating Up For AJ Styles Final Appearance

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Magnus became the undisputed TNA world champion defeating AJ Styles in the main event of Impact on Thursday night. That was Styles’ final appearance with the company as his contract ended in the middle of December.

Wrestling were interested in seeing Styles’ final appearance as the show drew a 1.18 rating with an average of 1.39 million viewers. That is up from last week’s show, which did a 0.9 rating with an average of 1.1 million viewers.

TNA holds a live edition of Impact this Thursday with the themed “Genesis” show.

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