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First order of business, lets have a look at tonight’s TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING programme which will host the backlash and the repercussions of the LockDown pay per view that saw Bobby Roode successfully defend his TNA World Heavyweight Championship against ‘Cowboy’ James Storm in a grappling Steel Cage Match, and the team of Garett Bischoff, A.J. Styles, Austin Aries, Mr. Anderson and Rob Van Dam topple the team of Eric Bischoff, Gunner, Bully Ray, ‘Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels and Kazarian in the lethal lockdown contest.
After Lockdown ended, IMPACT WRESTLING General Manager Hulk Hogan says he has a major announcement to make on Thursday’s broadcast!
Garret Bischoff and his Lethal Lockdown team beat his father Eric Bischoff’s team on Sunday night! As a result, Eric Bischoff is gone from IMPACT WRESTLING! We’ll hear from Garett on Thursday about the outcome from Lethal Lockdown and if he has any last words for his father Eric!
Keeping with IMPACT WRESTLING information they announced a new TV Market this week, this is what I sourced from INeedWrestling.com (other wrestling news sites are available).
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is proud to announce a deal with Orange Sport that sees the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling broadcast in Poland for the first time ever.
Flagship show “IMPACT WRESTLING” premieres every Tuesday night at 21:10 on the channel, with reruns on Wednesdays at 23:00, Thursdays at 10:15 and Fridays at 18:15. The move brings superstars including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy and TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode into 4.5 million Polish homes.
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING joins other first class properties on Orange Sport, including premium football, boxing and MMA events.
TNA Executive Vice President Andy Barton said: “We are delighted to bring TNA IMPACT WRESTLING to Poland for the first time in the 10 year history of our company.
“Orange Sport is one of the major networks in the country and the perfect partner for our continued expansion.”
Orange Sport Chief Director Maja Porczyńska added: “Orange Sport strives to meet the expectations of our viewers, who demand content of the very highest level.
“That is why we are excited about the co-operation with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING.
“Wrestling fans in Poland are already very positive about TNA and we can’t wait for our viewers to tune in and have the same response.”
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is broadcast in more than 120 countries worldwide, including Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Israel.
Orange Sport can be found on satellite (Cyfra+ ch 125; n ch 120; cyfrowy polsat ch 20; TP ch 5) and cable (Multimedia ch 313; toya ch 415; inea ch 168; Vectra ch 219) across Poland.
Now we’ve covered that Jerry Lawler talks acting from what I read on WrestleZone.com.
In an interview before a premiere of Girls Gone Dead in which he plays a sheriff, Lawler said there are no second chances to redo a move in the World Wrestling Entertainment compared to acting.
“In the movies you get to do it over if you screw up, in the WWE you don’t,” he said.
The movie premiered in Miami Beach earlier this month and plans are to be released in the summer time.
He also spoke about the excitement built around WrestleMania 28 in Miami, Fl.
“The enthusiasm and the excitement takes over the city”
Check out the complete interview online at RodolfoRoman.com.
Well that looks great for Mr. Lawler, I’m glad he’s got something good going for him after the year he had. I just hope the production company has enough budget to work with, speaking about money the WWE’s stock hits a downfall of WWE’s stock price dipped below the $8 per-share mark on Wednesday for the first time since April 2003. The stock closed at $7.96 per share.
But with the 2002 WWE King Of The Ring Brock Lesnar back in the WWE the Stocks should skyrocket again, after what this WWE.com article has to say.
Brock Lesnar minces his opponents, but he doesn’t mince words. Time and time again, he’s shown he can be as ruthless with his verbal jabs as he is with his fists in the heat of competition.
Still, what Brock said during a WWE interview on Raw SuperShow came as a shock. The short-fused Superstar really let loose on some pressing topics, including his return to WWE and his true feelings about John Cena, his opponent at Extreme Rules. When he was through, the entire WWE was left to absorb the impact of his controversial words – and that includes past and present Superstars who have been there to witness Brock’s path of destruction both then and now.
In a series of exclusive interviews, WWE.com gauged the reactions to what Lesnar had to say on Raw, especially his bold claim that Cena would’ve never risen to stardom if Brock had remained in WWE. Or to put it in Brock’s own words: “Cena’s the guy that would be carrying my bags into the building.”
Booker T, one of the Superstars who performed at both WrestleMania XIX and WrestleMania XX along with Brock, didn’t agree with Lesnar’s statement at all. The former World Heavyweight Champion believes that the landscape of WWE wouldn’t have been any different if Brock had stayed.
“There’s only one chief around here, and we all know who that is. I don’t think one Superstar in WWE determines what goes on,” Booker said. “I remember a promoter telling me a long time ago … Years later, I now understand exactly what he was saying. He said: ‘One monkey don’t stop no show.’ And that pretty much sums it up right there.”
The former champion cited the old saying (and title of Goodie Mob’s rap album in 2004) about the absence of one not causing the show to stop. Booker’s former tag team partner, Dustin Rhodes, shared that opinion in his comments to WWE.com, but admitted Brock was right about one thing: “He’s not an entertainer. He’s a double-tough, ass-kicking machine.”
Even so, the longtime WWE veteran thinks Cena must be shown more respect as a competitor, because a “big, bad, tough man” like Brock could still fall prey to the Attitude Adjustment.
“Whether you like him or hate him, you respect John Cena. He works his ass off day in and day out more than anybody else in this locker room, on the roster, period,” Rhodes passionately explained. “What Brock said about Cena, I find that a bit distasteful. I don’t believe for a second that if Brock didn’t leave eight years ago that Cena wouldn’t be where he’s at today. I think that’s bull.
“John Cena was destined to be a star.”
Not everyone was totally convinced Cena and Brock could’ve coexisted in WWE all these years, however. Superstar and NXT commentator William Regal said that while it may not make him a popular man, he’s inclined to believe everything that comes out of Lesnar’s mouth.
“There’s no way that things would be the way they are if Brock had never left. I’m not saying that Cena wouldn’t be the huge star that he is, but there’s not room for two of them in the same universe,” Regal said. “You can’t have two people with that incredible ability, strength, desire, passion, and that Elvis quality – which is that magic quality that you only come across once in a million. And they’ve both got it. Usually, one fella has got to go, because when they collide, that’s the way it plays out.”
Now, nine years since they last collided at Backlash in 2003, Brock is back and he’s painted a giant bull’s-eye on Cena in his mission to “legitimise” WWE, as Lesnar put it in that revealing interview. To Regal, what makes Lesnar’s return so disconcerting is that he’s not motivated by anything else other than the unbreakable will to bring the pain – and dominate.
“He’s not coming back for the money. He doesn’t need to come back for the fame, because he couldn’t care less about the fame. That makes him a scary man,” Regal said. “There’s only one reason he’s here and that’s to prove he’s more dominant than anybody else. And that means you need to worry.”
Clearly, the onus is on Cena at Extreme Rules to stop Brock in his tracks before he charges to the top, and the Cenation leader has vehemently promised to fight, fight, fight all the way. WWE commentator Matt Striker, who may not have been in WWE in 2003 but closely followed Cena’s meteoric rise, thinks the real challenge for John will be to adapt to Brock’s brutal nature, but he’s confident the 10-Time WWE Champion and 2-Time World Heavyweight Champion will be up to the daunting task.
“I think it’s safe to say Brock is the most legitimate, most dangerous ass-kicker WWE has ever seen, and the one person that now really needs to reinvent himself and relearn his craft is Cena,” Striker said. “Brock is not here to use armdrags and dropkicks. Brock is here to punch you in the face and snap your bones. We need to see what Cena is made of, and I believe at Extreme Rules, the whole world will find out.”
With no disqualifications and no count-outs preventing Brock and Cena from smashing each other to bits, Lesnar’s biting words will pale in comparison to the punishment to come. And if you believe in fate and destiny like Striker does, this undoubtedly is a rematch nearly a decade in the making.
“I think Brock was supposed to leave. Cena was supposed to rise to the great heights he’s reached. I just think that all of this is the planets aligning,” Striker said. “This had to happen on April 29, 2012. It couldn’t have happened a day before or a day after. It has to be Brock Lesnar versus John Cena, and it has to be done this way.”
As 1 contract begins for Brock Lesnar another 1 is ending as PWInsider has this to say about WWE Hall Of Famer Edge,
PWInsider.com is reporting that several WWE sources have informed them Edge’s contract with WWE will expire on May 1, 2012.
This would allow for the Hall of Famer to appear for any professional wrestling organisation in any capacity. Edge’s in-ring career is over due to injury but the contract news is surprising because of his recent induction to WWE’s Hall of Fame. The company typically keeps major retires stars under some contract such as Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels.
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