Sports Illustrated online has posted an exclusive feature article on TNA President Dixie Carter! Titled “Welcome To Dixieland: A Look at Pro Wrestling’s Female Boss”, the piece looks at Dixie’s past, the rise of TNA Wrestling, the early years of the company, the success with SpikeTV, the future of TNA and so much more!
The boos get louder each time Dixie Carter steps out onto the stage, but in pro wrestling, that’s never a bad thing. After a decade of running Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), the No. 2 pro wrestling company in the world, Carter has learned that any reaction is a good reaction.
Former TNA Gut Check contestant Taeler Hendrix spoke with Ringbelles.com. Here are some highlights from the interview.
Her appearing on TNA Gut Check: “It was all real – that was my real reaction, and nobody told me about Joey Ryan either [who hopped the railing and demanded another Gut Check after losing the previous one]… I was really mad at him because I didn’t know that was going to happen. He was ruining my moment – I didn’t know if I was going to be signed and this could be my last moment on television.”
Jamie Stangroom explains how his adulation of wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan has affected his journey into adulthood. This comedy short features indie greats Vampire Weekend, glamour-model Brandy Brewer, and clothes shop Beyond Retro (Jamie’s favourite), we take a comedy stroll through Jamie’s affliction.
Former WWE NXT star Kassius Ohno, previously and currently known as Chris Hero, posted the following on his Facebook about his release from the company:
“Maybe you’ve heard. Maybe you’ve not heard. Last Friday my contract with WWE was terminated. Man… Terminated sounds so harsh, right? To me, it conjures up images of post-apocalyptic wars with robots, machine guns and atomic bombs. No thank you. Merriam-Webster defines terminate as ‘to come to an end in time.’ Okay.. That’s a little less dramatic. I can handle that. For the last 21 months, I’ve lived in Florida as a part of WWE’s Developmental System. That time has now come to an end.
Dixie Carter comes to the ring; she thanks Sport Illustrated about her and praises them. She talks about AJ Styles, She says that she has no sympathy for him and she is ticked off at him. Dixie says that she has lawyers waiting around the country but is interrupted by James Storm. He says that she saw what happened to him last night at the bar, the crowd chants his name. He says that Bobby Roode jumped him from behind on purpose and tonight in their bull rope match isn’t enough. He says that he will uses chairs, tables and he wants a Florida death match. She says she doesn’t care about what he wants but he says that the police asked him did he want to press charges. He threatens her that if she doesn’t give him the match that he wants then she will have legal issues. She says don’t take that tone with her but he says that’s what the fans want. He asks her nicely what he wants and she says yes if he doesn’t press charges.
Greg Oliver, the Producer of SLAM! Wrestling is reporting that Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, one of the greatest heels of all-time and a former Canadian Olympic wrestler, passed away this morning at 4 a.m. in Omaha, Nebraska. He was 84 years of age.
OWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.
On this week’s Main Event, AJ Lee put her Divas Championship on the line against Natalya. Natalya earned this championship opportunity after defeating AJ in tag action a couple weeks ago. There was great back and forth action between both women throughout the match. Natalya showed a lot of aggression, and AJ pulled out a couple of flashy moves, which she rarely does as a heel. The ending saw AJ getting disqualified after Tamina superkicked Natalya. Natalya won the match, but AJ retained the Divas Championship despite being DQed. After the match, AJ locked in the Black Widow on Natalya, making Natalya scream and cry in pain.
Former WCW superstarAlex Wright recently sat down with Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly and discussed his entire career in the wrestling business, touching on many topics including some high profile deaths among his friends and coworkers, as well as several controversial incidents he was involved with during his tenure in World Championship Wrestling.
Opening Segment: Bull Ray and the other two members of aces and eights come to the ring. Ray hugs and screams at Mike Tenay that he fell for it. Ray starts out with asking us do you know who I am. He calls himself a puppet master and he played all of us. He said the group isn’t about quantity its about quality. He says he doesn’t need to be world champion to be the guy everyone is talking about. He says no one tries to dive a wedge between the aces and eights. He says he will pile-drive him through the stage. MR. Anderson comes out and says he is extremely sick and tired of aces and eights. Anderson says he will not only beat Ray next week but aces and eights are done as well because he will put a match together for him. Anderson’s career vs. aces and eights being a group. Ray says Anderson is crazy to make a stipulation like that, Anderson says he is crazy then all hell breaks loose. He attacks ray then they start brawling with Anderson getting the advantage.