Donald Wood from Bleacher Report and Ring Rust Radio, as well as fellow Bleacher Report columnists Mike Chiari and Brandon Galvin, had TNA Superstar DAVEY RICHARDS on the show this week, and it was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s TNA career, Indy Career, his decision to sign with TNA over WWE and so much more!
Bleacherreport.com recently interviewed new TNA champion Eric Young!
TNA Superstar Eric Young has been with Impact Wrestling for over a decade, but his greatest day as a professional wrestler came on Thursday, April 10 when he defeated Magnus to capture the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Young became the seventh Triple Crown winner in company history—he previously won the tag team championship and the X Division championship—and he proved through his world title victory that his underdog character has a true connection with the fans.
Featured columnists Donald Wood, Mike Chiari and Brandon Galvin sat down for an exclusive interview with the new TNA world champion and talked about his time in the business, his road to the top, the comparisons to WWE’s Daniel Bryan and so much more.
Austin Aries recently joined the Smells Like Human Spirit podcast to talk wrestling, politics, and more!
“Monsanto basically is trying to own food – let’s just call it like it is.”
These are the sentiments of the multi-talented Austin Aries (@AustinAries), professional wrestler by trade and highly knowledgeable in regards to the issue of genetically modified food, and a variety of other pertinent social issues. Austin joined Guy Evans on the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast to discuss the food-industrial complex, the business practices of Monsanto, his perspective on the U.S. political system, and more!
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Smells Like Human Spirit is a DAILY podcast that covers society, culture, and everything in between! Previous guests include Professor Noam Chomsky, Dan Carlin, Michael Ruppert and many others.
TNA issued the following press release (courtesy of LordsofPain.net):
TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP CHANGES HANDS
ERIC YOUNG WINS TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON IMPACT WRESTLING
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a surprising twist, professional wrestler, TNA Superstar, fantasy sports fanatic and Animal Planet star “Showtime” Eric Young (twitter: @ShowtimeEY) tonight became the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, defeating reigning champion Magnus during an explosive episode of IMPACT WRESTLING. Airing weekly on Thursday at 9/8c on Spike TV and viewed by millions in more than 120 countries around the globe, IMPACT viewers were treated to an explosive episode with the return of President Dixie Carter after she lost control of wrestling operations more than a month ago and a 10-man gauntlet match for the #1 Contender’s spot resulting in Young’s win. Demanding that he face Magnus in the ring the same night, Young captured the TNA World Heavyweight Championship after delivering the piledriver to the reining champ.
Former WWE and current TNA superstar MVP talks about CM Punk, the WWE, and much more!
Bleacher Report and Ring Rust Radio had former WWE and current TNA superstar MVP on the show this week, and it was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s TNA and WWE career, CM Punk’s situation, Lockdown, working in Japan and so much more!
Davey Richards: Much more than meets the eye By Randy Cauthron
When it comes to rings — Davey Richards was scheduled to place one on his fiancee’s finger. Plans changed. Now he will be competing for Spencer-area wrestling fans.
He was supposed to be getting married Sunday. Instead, he will be exchanging punches, kicks and high flying maneuvers with a couple of Jersey boys.
“She’s so understanding,” Richards said, acknowledging it takes a special woman to be his wife. “But when the company schedules you, she knows I need to be there.”
Davey Richards and his partner, Eddie Edwards, known in TNA wrestling circles as The Wolves will be in action at the Clay County Regional Events Center attempting to regain the tag team title belts from the current world champions.
Her thoughts on the TNA product:
“Impact Wrestling has really shaken things up. You see a lot of new young talent that they’re trying like Ethan Carter and The Wolves who are really great additions. Ethan, I’ve worked with in WWE when he was in NXT and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this guy has a lot of charisma.’ I was shocked to see him be released, but that was a blessing in disguise for us because we got a hell of a talent. I think people are going to see us invest in younger talent and new faces and really just try things and see what works.”
You’re one of TNA’s longest serving stars. What’s your secret to staying fresh and relevant in the fans’ eyes?
Just keep improving, keep getting better and giving the fans new something to watch. I guess, in my situation, I’m continually learning and wanting to learn. I’m trying to do new things to keep my character fresh all the time. That’s been something that I’ve been working on my entire career.
How confident are you that you’ll get another reign as TNA World Heavyweight Champion?
Oh, I’m very confident that I can get that opportunity again. I think I’ve proven myself significantly from the first time I had the World title, becoming the longest reigning champion in the company’s history. You know, there will come a time when I get another opportunity to become champion and I’m going to make the best of that opportunity and hopefully, if I have it my way, it’ll be a bigger, better, longer reign than the first one.
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Bleacher Report and Ring Rust Radio recently had former WWE and TNA personality JIM CORNETTE on the show and it was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s career, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Vince Russo and so much more!