TNA star Gunner talks about TNA pushing younger talent

GunnerTNA star Gunner recently appeared on The RCWR Show and talked about TNA pushing younger talent:

“I think it’s going to be a good change. You named guys like EC3 and the newer guys that may be coming in, but you still have the Kurt Angles and the Jeff Hardys and veterans that are in the position to help younger guys, like myself, out and not only learn more, but see if I can obviously handle the pressure of being in that main event spot.

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Christopher Daniels discusses breaking into the business, his most serious injury, and more

ChrisDanielsCourtesy of http://www.wrestlinginc.com and author Raj Giri (@RajGiri_303):

Raj Giri recently spoke with TNA Superstar Christopher Daniels. In the first part of the interview below, Daniels discussed breaking into the business, working for the WWF and WCW, growing up as a wrestling fan, his most serious injury and much more.You can follow him on Twitter @facdaniels , and check out his official website at this link.

Wrestling Inc: Did you grow up as a wrestling fan?

Christopher Daniels: Yeah. I grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina where Fort Bragg is, basically where the Mid Atlantic territories were sort of based out of the Carolinas. So I grew up watching guys like Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes and the Road Warriors. I got a chance to watch all those guys live. Magnum T.A. and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, the Midnight Express. But yeah, man. My dad took me there, to the Cumberland County Arena, to watch it as a kid and I just stuck with it I guess.

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Indy promoters calls TNA “stagnant,” talk about Hulk Hogan, and more

UWEPennsylvania’s “The Ultimate Wrestling Experience” owner Sage Strong and Vice president Hollywood’s Finest, Kevin Murphy recently took some time to sit down with PWMania.com. The indy promoters/stars spoke on several subjects from their influences to forming the independent wrestling promotion, marketing the product and more.

Here are some highlights:

Who are/were some of your influences?
 
SAGE: My biggest influence as a child was Hulk Hogan, but as I’ve grown in the wrestling business it’s been more recently the men and women that haven’t seen the big paychecks. The workers in the wrestling industry that don’t see the spotlight, but put the faces over in the wrestling industry. It takes someone to lay down, in order to put someone over and make them a star. If no one laid down no one in the wrestling industry would be successful. Just like in life, in the ring, we are all in this thing together. It takes at least two people to have a match, but to have a great match, it takes two people with their egos checked at the door.
 

Newsday.com reports that the Toby Keith and Jeff Jarrett camps are tight-lipped on a possible partnership

Toby KeithEditor’s note: This column originally appeared on www.newsday.com and was written by Josh Stewart.

Rumors of a partnership between country music superstar Toby Keith and TNA Wrestling founder Jeff Jarrett to start a new pro wrestling promotion have swirled online since shortly after a report last month by The Wrestling Observer newsletter that said Keith had unsuccessfully tried to purchase TNA.

While others have quickly denied interest in buying TNA or joining an effort to launch a new company, Jarrett and a publicist for Keith have neither confirmed nor denied the reports when contacted multiple times this month.

On Jan. 14, Jarrett said via email that he wasn’t doing any interviews right now. On Wednesday, he again declined an interview request via email, but added, “I can tell you I’m making good progress, so, stay tuned!”

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Diva-Dirt.com reports that Santana Garrett is joining TNA

SantanaDiva-Dirt.com reports that Santana Garrett is joining TNA!

The news of the SHINE Wrestling standout’s new career move was broken by SHINE Promoter Sal Hamaoui.

Sal made the announcement on the official SHINE Wrestling Facebook group, saying:

“Everyone in SHINE would like to wish Santana the best of luck with TNA. You’ll always be a SHINE Original.”

This wouldn’t be Santana’s first stint with TNA. She briefly appeared for the company in 2010 as a valet for Orlando Jordan and wrestled at TNA’s Knockout Knockdown PPV. Since then, she’s impressed in SHINE and SHIMMER and also appeared on an episode of NXT last year in a losing effort against Charlotte.

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TNA star James Storm compares Gunner to his past tag team partners, and more

James-StormFormer TNA World Heavyweight and tag team champion James Storm joined Ring Rust Radio recently.  It was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s TNA career, working through his ankle injury (previously not reported), his reality TV show, Genesis and so much more!

Below is the YouTube video for the interview and full link for the show. Also, a transcription of some of the pertinent questions:

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The 5 Count – episode #2

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TNA Lockdown 2014: March 9 from Miami, FL – Tickets go on sale January 24

TNA LockdownCourtesy of www.impactwrestling.com:

On Monday night, TNA President Dixie Carter announced that the annual “Lockdown” Steel Cage Pay-Per-View event will take place on March 9 from Miami, Florida at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami. Tickets go on sale January 24 at Ticketmaster.com. Check back to ImpactWrestling.com in the coming weeks for more news on Lockdown in Miami!