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TNA Impact Wrestling News

- Dixie Carter’s Tweet on Thursday that Sting has signed a new talent contract was for storyline purposes due to him no longer being the Impact Wrestling General Manager. Sting’s current TNA contract is actually up at the end of the year. – Scott Steiner took to Twitter this evening to bury Hulk Hogan. The following Tweets are from his official Twitter account:

 

 

 

 

- Scott Steiner has been released from his TNA contract, WrestlingNewsWorld.com can now confirm. Steiner wasted no time to take aim at Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and company on Twitter as he buried them earlier this evening. – Scott Steiner claims he was offered a contract extension from TNA but refused to sign it. His comments last night were just the beginning of a rant that continued, where he said he’s going to be the voice for the guys that can’t say anything. The following is from Steiner’s official Twitter account:

 

 

 

 

 

- The following is from the official Twitter account of AJ Styles:

- Jeff Hardy and James Storm were at the ACM Awards this weekend. You can view video of them embedded below:

- Eric Young is set to host a new series on Animal Planet called “Fish America.” According to this article by the Chicago Tribune, Young will get a line on some of the most creative, unexpected and dangerous fishing practices across the country. The series is set to begin airing this summer.

- TNA Impact Wrestling has agreed to a new multi-year contract extension for their programming to remain Spike TV. As part of the deal there will be opportunities for more TNA programming on the network, possibly another TNA-based show or additional TNA-branded TV projects

“We look forward to working with Spike to help us build and extend the TNA brand,” TNA President Dixie Carter told Multichannel News.

You can read more coverage at this link.

- TNA Impact Wrestling issued the following press release today about their new deal with Spike TV:

SPIKE TV AND TNA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION TO ITS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

The Highly-Rated “Impact Wrestling” Maintains Its Home On Spike TV On Thursday Nights Spike TV and TNA Entertainment have agreed upon a multi-year extension on their strategic partnership, maintaining Spike TV as the exclusive U.S. television home of the emerging sports-entertainment property. The deal was announced today jointly by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President and Dixie Carter, TNA Entertainment President. TNA wrestling debuted on Spike TV in July, 2005. Over the last seven years, the ratings for TNA’s “IMPACT Wrestling” have grown from an average of 700,000 viewers at launch to nearly two million today. “Dixie Carter and her team at TNA have done a phenomenal job in developing stars for an exciting, high-action brand that resonates with Spike’s audience,” said Kay. “We are excited to further our partnership and will continue to build and invigorate the franchise together.” “We are thrilled that Spike TV will be IMPACT Wrestling’s home for years to come,” said Carter. “The dedication that Kevin Kay and the network have shown us in building our brand is what makes this announcement even more meaningful for me. And look for some exciting things to happen on IMPACT in the near future.” TNA’s flagship series, “IMPACT Wrestling,” airs weekly on Spike TV and is one of the network’s top-rated series. The show has evolved into must-see-tv on Thursdays with young men and currently ranks among the top shows on cable in its timeslot with Men 18-34. The roster features many of the biggest names in wrestling including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Booby Roode, Sting, James Storm, Rob Van Dam the lovely and lethal Knockouts.

- TNA’s multi-year contract extension with Spike TV runs through 2014. The date is not listed in the press release that officially announces the deal at this link.

- Kurt Angle posted an update on Twitter regarding his torn hamstring that could cost him a chance at an Olympic comeback:

 

 

- Eric Bischoff commented on Brock Lesnar returning to WWE earlier today on Twitter. You can view his comments below:

- Hulk Hogan responded to Scott Steiner today on Twitter. For those who haven’t seen, Steiner has buried Hogan on Twitter, as shown here and here:

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  • TheVoid

    I really really hope your wrong about Lesnar 1| Not being full time, and 2| Taking on Cena at WM. When Lesnar came out, i flipped shit! I want him to be full time D: