Dixie Carter Not Happy With Spike TV Executives Over Airing Of AJ Styles Commericials

AJ Styles left TNA after his defeated Bully Ray in a rematch to retain the TNA world heavyweight title on the October 24 edition of Impact Wrestling. Styles then quit the company in an angle with TNA President Dixie Carter over his refusal to sign a new contract. Ever since then Styles hasn’t been seen on the show and commercials have aired on television that have been paid for by Styles.

To further the angle, TNA released a video of Carter meeting with Spike TV voicing her displeasure with the Styles commercials airing on Impact.

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TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers For Thursday November 14, 2013

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TNA aired a live edition of Impact Wrestling last night in Cincinnati, Ohio. After the live edition ended, TNA taped an edition of Impact that will air next Thursday on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET. Here is what will air next week on the show.

- Aces and Eights started it off with an in-ring promo. It was more of the same as we’ve heard all along. A match between Mr Anderson and Bully Ray was set for the November 21 Turning Point edition of Impact. If Anderson loses, he leaves TNA. If Ray loses, Aces and Eights must disband. Anderson said he wanted to face a member of Aces and Eights right away. This led to the first match.

- Mr Anderson defeated Knux by Mic Check. Just one huge brawl.

- EC3 defeated Dewey Barnes and Norv Fernum in a handicap match.

- Christopher Daniels defeated Joseph Park. Daniels got the win with a low blow and a pinfall.

- Gail Kim won a squash match. I couldn’t catch the name of her opponent.

- Dixie Carter came out for an in-ring promo, the vast majority of which I never heard. Literally, the crowd was that loud. I caught enough to know that the tournament match on 11/21 will be a No DQ match.

- Kurt Angle defeated Austin Aries in a submission match as part of the TNA Title tournament. Angle won with a crossface. This was very good. Chris Shore wondered whether the crowd would compare for the two main event matches. I didn’t hear anyone saying they liked Full Metal Mayhem better, but it’s a fair perception. Cincinnati didn’t necessarily sit on its hands for this, though.

- After the match Mr. Anderson came out and asked if the crowd if they wanted another match, then offered to piledrive Garrett Bischoff onto the stage. He did so to some reaction. Bischoff did the stretcher job going into the post-Impact Xplosion match and about half the crowd left.

Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.

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Video: NFL Stars Get Physical on TNA Impact Wrestling

We had reported on Wednesday that NFL star, Adam “Pacman” Jones was the surprise former world champion that would be appearing on TNA Impact Wrestling. We didn’t know the role that Jones was going to have on the show. The Cincinnati Bengal star opened up the show walking arm in arm into the arena with TNA Owner Dixie Carter and shook the hand of Ken Anderson.

Then after the opening segment of the show, Bad Influence, which consists of Christopher Daniels and Kazarian approached Jones and his teammate Dequin Evans who were sitting at ringside. After some talking back and forth, Bad Influence pushed Jones and Evans.

The NFL stars then hopped the guardrail and got into the ring and they ended bodyslamming Daniels and Kazarian.

You can watch the video of what happened above.

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Latest WTF Moment in TNA Wrestling as Returning Former Champ Revealed

There have been many moments in TNA Wrestling history that have left many people befuddled and confused over the years.  Choose between booking decisions, strange gimmick matches and especially on big promises coming up flat.

Here is an example of the latter of those choices.

On Tuesday, TNA President Dixie Cater shot a video saying that a former world title holder was returning “home” to Impact Wrestling this Thursday night in Cincinnati.

All of us fool hearted suckers on the Internet fell for it hook, line and sinker.  Mission accomplished TNA.  People online were speculating who it could be.  Ken Shamrock?  Maybe Raven?  How about Ric Flair?  Hulk Hogan”  Did he re-sign?

Even Steve and I discussed it on our Tuesday podcast wondering who exactly TNA was bringing back fold.  Some big name that would bring viewers to Impact Wrestling even for one night.

Dixie later tweeting that if a tweet of hers got 150 retweets she would reveal this mystery person that was making the big return.  That was no problem as she got the 150 retweets.  As promised, she gave up the name of the former champ coming home in the video below.  Pay close attention to the look to the reaction from both Jeremy Borash and Dave Lagana.

Yep, that’s right – the big reveal is former TNA tag-team champion and current Cincinnati Bengals player Adam “Pacman” Jones!  Whoop-ed-e-do!

Of course it was.  We all should have known better.  And Dixie is just being that crooked woman running the people that people love to hate.  She’s a heel folks!  And she got us.

Borash and Lagana weren’t the only ones to have a confused look when they found out it was Pacman “make in rain all up in here” Jones as the mystery man.  Here is the reaction from others once they saw the big reveal.

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Between The Ropes Video: WWE Financials, WWE Network, TNA for Sale – October 31, 2013

vince-mcmahon-millon-dollarBrian and Michael (no Steve?!) talk about the WWE financials report for the third quarter, the pay-per-view numbers being down, the impending new broadcast fees for WWE TV and how big this for the company, the WWE Network which is expected to start in early 2014, the importance of John Cena, TNA being for sale, Hulk Hogan’s status and more.

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TNA Impact Wrestling (Non-Spoilers) For Tonight’s Show

TNA aired a live version of Impact Wrestling last Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the live version of the card, TNA taped an edition of Impact Wrestling that will air tonight on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET. We posted the spoilers of tonight’s show last Friday, but if you want to be surprised and not want to know, here is what takes place on the show tonight.

- Eight man Gauntlet match to determine the number one contender to the TNA world heavyweight championship
- Ethan Carter III vs Jobber
- Bobby Roode vs Kurt Angle
- Gail Kim vs ODB
- Bro-Mans vs Gunnar and James Storm

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Between The Ropes | Jason Powell – October 29, 2013

Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net comes on the podcast today to talk about the fallout from WWE Hell in a Cell, the new directions for the company, Triple H on top and where Randy Orton fits in, Shawn Michaels possibly returning to the ring, a possible lost opportunity for Daniel Bryan, rumors of TNA being for sale, Eric Bischoff’s role with the company, Hulk Hogan and more.

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TNA Bound Main Event Rematch Takes Place Thursday on Impact Wrestling

TNA President Dixie Carter announced that the TNA world champion AJ Styles will defend his title against former TNA world champion Bully Ray in a rematch this Thursday on Impact Wrestling.

Carter made the announcement in the video above after the Bound For Glory pay-per-view on Sunday after Styles defeated Ray for the title.

Impact Wrestling will take place on Thursday from Salt Lake City, Utah starting at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

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Between The Ropes Video – TNA Bound for Glory 2013 Recap

Brian, Michael and Steve recap the wacky, overbooked TNA Bound for Glory 2013 PPV including the main event between Bully Ray and AJ Styles for the heavyweight championship, the Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode match as well as Sting vs. Magnus.  Plus, the talk about where the company is right where, Hulk Hogan who was not on the show and more.

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Report: TNA To Take Impact Wrestling Back To Orlando

It seems like TNA will be heading back home to film Impact Wrestling. WrestlingObserver.com is reporting that TNA will be taping numerous episodes in Orlando starting in late November.

The article also states that TNA has cancelled tapings in Baltimore on 11/21, Chattanooga on 12/5 and Arlington, TX on 12/19. Impact Wrestling will also be according to the article tape most of the Impact shows in Orlando.

TNA started taking Impact Wrestling on the road in June with initial success, but attendance has been dwindling in the last few months.

TNA presents their biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory tomorrow night in San Diego, California with the main event of Bully Ray defending the TNA heavyweight title against AJ Styles. We will also see the return of Kurt Angle facing Bobby Roode and Sting battling Magnus.

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Jim Ross Feels Hulk Hogan Should Go Back To The WWE

Jim Ross frequently writes a blog on his website JRsbarbq.com discussing various pro wrestling and UFC topics. The WWE Hall of Famer brought up the topic of Hulk Hogan and why it would be best for “The Hulkster” to return to the WWE.

“I have no dog in the hunt and nor do I know any insider “dirt” but for my two cents Hulk Hogan would be better off re-signing with WWE in a limited role that would put him back in the global, WWE mix and add a jolt to his career which never hurts anyone than re-signing with TNA.

“Even though Hogan says he has ‘one more match left in him’ that fact, if true, is irrelevant to my way of thinking. Hogan’s opportunity to do PR work, appear occasionally at live events and on a timely basis on TV and to have his likeness on more, sellable products is logical to me. If it is the dollars holding this matter up as in a bigger guarantee now and not willing to wait on the WWE business model to generate more, new Hogan bucks, then the deal may be simply and only about the immediate cash which isn’t a sin either.”

Is Jim Ross on the mark regarding Hulk Hogan?

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Between The Ropes Video: TNA Bound for Glory 2013, Hell in a Cell Matches

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are back with the weekly video talking about his Sunday’s TNA Bound for Glory 2013 PPV headlined by Bully Ray vs. AJ Styles for the TNA World Championship and the poll on the greatest Hell in a Cell match of all time.  (We apologize for the audio for Fritz as something was set incorrectly which is why the audio is a lower quality.)

TNA Impact Wrestling (Non-Spoilers) For Tonight’s Show

TNA returns tonight with an edition of Impact Wrestling. The episode that will tonight was taped last week from Tulsa, Oklahoma and we posted the spoilers last Friday. If you don’t want to read the spoilers, here is what will take place tonight.

- Hernandez vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Eric Young vs. Robbie E in a four corners match

- Samoa Joe vs. Chris Sabin

- AJ Styles promo

- Gunner vs. Knux

- Kurt Angle promo

- TNA Champion Bully Ray vs. Magnus

- Bully Ray and A.J. Styles contract signing for the TNA Title match at Bound For Glory

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TNA Bound for Glory 2013 Lineup

BoundforGlory2013This Sunday it’s the TNA Bound for Glory PPV from the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California.

Here is the lineup for the show:

-  TNA World Heavyweight Championship:  Bully Ray vs. AJ Styles

-  Sting vs. Magnus

-  Ultimate X Match for the X Division Title:  Austin Aries vs. Manik vs. Chris Sabin vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe

-  TNA Tag Titles:  James Storm and Gunner vs. the winner of the pre-show gauntlet match

-  Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode

-  TNA Knockouts Title:  ODB vs. Gail Kim vs. Brooke Tessmacher

-  Pre-show Gauntlet match:  Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. Joseph Park and Eric Young vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez vs. Robbie E and Jessie.

Yes, even though TNA has gone out of their way to talk about a weight limit for the X Division they have added Samoa Joe to that match.  But that’s TNA right there.

And Kurt Angle has been added to a match which was a bit of a surprise.  The belief was that he was going to be on the show just to be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame, especially coming off of his recent stint in rehab.

Here is the 30-minute Before the Bell video preview for Bound for Glory.  These pieces are always some of the best features that the company does.

Hulk Hogan Says Triple H Told Him, “If Ever I Decide I Get The Itch To Come Back Home,” The Door’s Open.”

Will Hulk Hogan be coming back to the WWE to end his legendary career? According to Hogan, he has already a discussion with a top executive.

In an interview with the AP discussing an appearance for the New York Comic-Con, Hogan stated that he had a recent discussion with Triple H at a charity event.

“He just welcomed me with open arms. He said if ever I decide I get the itch to come back home,” the door’s open, Hogan said.

Hogan’s contract with TNA expired at the beginning of October. With Hogan having a prominent role in WWE 2K14 video game coming out on October 29 and the cover of the Madison Square Garden DVD, rumors have run rampant of a WWE return.

“My mind has been going crazy the last couple of weeks trying to figure out the best thing to do will be (regarding a WWE return),” he said.

Does this mean Hogan will be making his return to the WWE?

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Christopher Daniels Talks Walter White, Appletinis and Bound for Glory

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One half of Bad Influence Christopher Daniels discusses the TNA Bound for Glory PPV on October 20, the EGO Hall of Fame, Walter White, his long tenure with the promotion, rumors surrounding the company and how he deals with that talk, AJ Styles possibly leaving the company, reality in wrestling, taking the show on the road, if they could even return to Orlando or be someplace else on a regular basis, teaming with Kazarian for nearly two years, where he gets his inspiration and more.

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TNA Impact Wrestling Rating Up From Last Week

It looks like the hype for the Hulk Hogan and Dixie Carter was effective for TNA. The rating for Impact Wrestling drew a 0.95 rating, with an average of 1.13 million viewers. It was up from last week’s show as that drew a 0.89 rating with an average of 1.12 million viewers.

The final segment was hyped as TNA owner Dixie Carter giving Hogan an ultimatum to be on Team Dixie or suffer the consequences. Hogan rejected Carter and quit the company.

We reported yesterday that Hogan’s contract ran out on Tuesday. The angle was designed to give both sides an out in case Hogan doesn’t return to the company. The two sides are currently negotiating a new contract at this time.

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Report: Hulk Hogan Didn’t Have To Endorse Or Put Over Any Talent in TNA Exit

In what was an awkward final segment in last night’s TNA Impact Wrestling, Hulk Hogan quit TNA. In a segment with TNA Owner Dixie Carter, she left Hogan with an ultimatum telling she can join him in Team Dixie or Hogan can suffer the consequences. Hogan decided to quit and Carter begged Hogan to stay and even got on the ground and grabbed his leg, with Hogan dragging her.

A lot of people have been very critical of the angle as it was very awkward and basically made Carter look bad in the process. We now know why the segment was like that. We had reported a few weeks ago that Hogan’s contract was set to expire on Tuesday.

The Wrestling Observer reported the reason the segment came off like that was due to the fact that Hogan had creative control in his contract. The only exit Hogan would do is where he left on his own, without endorsing anyone, putting anyone over or TNA even ridiculing or burying him on the way out.

Hogan has had creative control in his contracts since his days in WCW. That clause played a notable role in the finish with his match with Sting at Starrcade in 1997 and his match with Shawn Michaels in 2005.

TNA and Hogan are discussing a new contract, but at a reduced price. Hogan was making a reported $35,000 per appearance for 30 appearances a year. It is unknown at this time whether the WWE and Hogan have been negotiating. With Hogan being a centerpiece of the WWE 2K 14 video game coming out at the end of the month and WrestleMania 30 in six months, that would be an assumed possibility as well.

Was it fair for Hulk Hogan to not put TNA over last night?

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