New TNA Announcer, CM Punk's Fan Attack, WWE Network Overseas, Undertaker’s Future

Who is the new announcer on Impact Wrestling?

The new person at announce is Todd Keneley. He worked his way up doing work on the independent scene and did some MMA commentary. Most notably, he was the ring announcer for Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling that aired on CMT in 2008. He played football at USC where he graduated. You can follow him on Twitter at this link.

Did anything ever come of CM Punk striking that fan in Sacramento last month?

WWE handled the situation and as far as I know, no litigation has been filed to this date. Many wondered if CM Punk would get in trouble for getting physical with a fan but I was told Vince McMahon blamed event staff and security for being out of position and looked at it as Punk defending himself. This is an incident WWE swept under the rug as they do their best to shy away from any type of negative publicity.

You've written previously that the WWE Network could be available internationally before it was available in the United States. What would it take for this to happen?

A source close to the WWE Network told me that clearances were easier to come by in the United Kingdom and overseas than they were in the United States. This was before Vince McMahon said earlier this month they were moving forward with plans for the WWE Network as a premium channel. I haven't heard an update from my initial update as the company has remained mum regarding the network as they do not t want anything out until clearance deals are signed.

What are your opinions on having The Undertaker return full time to face the "Next Generation" of up-and-coming stars, as a "talent booster" such as Kane was in recent years? (Minus the jobbing.)

Undertaker doesn't have but a couple matches left in him. His body is banged up to the point where he knows he has to carefully plan when he works a match. There's no chance of him returning full-time in a wrestling capacity due to the miles on his body. Things are, however, looking much more promising [than they were a just a couple weeks ago] in terms  of him actually working Wrestlemania 29 next year.

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  • Brentos22

    I’m going for Taker/Barrett Taker/Ziggler for mania, still holding out hope for Ziggler/Jericho though

    • Liam

      Taker/Barrett would by a good match for fans of striking

      • Jay

        Why would they go from Taker/HHH to Taker/Barrett thats just dumb

  • Joey

    Just read on the torch that CM Punk vs Undertaker is the current plan right now for Wrestlemania, rock vs Cena, Ryback vs big show, and randy Orton vs sheamus…but that’s obviously not set in stone or anything yet

    • Not saying the report is false but be careful what you read outside these walls.

      • Michael

        Richard, The Undertaker wanted to go against Wade Barrett, does he still want this or does he have someone else he wants to against at Wrestlemania?

      • outkazt09

        Break the walls.

  • Paul uk

    I think undertaker v lesnar or even the rock would be awesome.

  • Evon Reese

    CM Punk vs Taker would've the nail in the coffin. Who in their right mind would let Punk end Takers streak? Punk is not worthy of this let alone the length of time he has held the title. We need a new champ now. One that won't cry and moan for a year.

    • GODSENT83

      First of all, it’s his character. Secondly, that’s only been since July so calm down. I don’t get IWC bitch nobody gets a long reign finally someone does and they bitch about that too

  • James M>>>

    It has to be taker vs lesnar, absolutely no doubt about it

  • willie

    lesner vs taker at wrestlmania is the plan remember a year ag o taker was at ufc and ask lesner was he ready……

    • Jay

      That isn't scripted, they actually hate each other so i doubt WWE will make that match

  • vamsi

    i am the biggest fan of undertaker obsolutly there is no doubt about it undertaker wins