Impact Audience Rises, ROH Drops

This week’s episode of Impact Wrestling did an average viewing audience of 353,000 viewers on Destination America. That’s up +86,000 viewers from the prior week’s 2015 low. The replay at midnight did 100,000 viewers. Ring of Honor, which preceded Impact, garnered an average viewing audience of 128,000 viewers on Destination America. That’s down (-29,000 viewers) […]

Gail Kim Responds To Claim About Vince McMahon Needing To Be Convinced To Hire Her

Wrestling News World reader Jon S sent word that on this week’s episode of Jim Ross’s The Ross Report podcast with Mike Tenay (available for download here), JR talked about how he convinced Vince McMahon to hire Gail Kim. Apparently McMahon was skeptical because she is Asian, when JR explained to him that a lot […]

Kurt Angle Feeling Better After Neck Surgery

Kurt Angle has underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor in his neck. He wrote on social media that he is feeling better after surgery and that recovery starts today. The following is from Angle’s Instagram account: Read: Kurt Angle Undergoing Neck Surgery Next Week Click here to load (if not loaded) Your Olympic Hero […]

MVP Taking Independent Bookings, Still Under TNA Contract

There has been some speculation about MVP’s contract status with TNA Wrestling now that he’s accepting independent bookings. MVP clarified on Twitter that he’s under contract with TNA through February 2016 and they allow him to take independent bookings. The following is from his account: 1) My contract with TNA allows me to take independent […]

Longtime Executive Leaves TNA Wrestling

TNA Wrestling announced on Facebook that longtime executive Andy Barton has departed the company. Below is their official statement: We wish TNA executive Andy Barton all the best as he pursues a new opportunity. Glad to have CSO Eric Sherman on board as we look to build on our powerful global brand, continue our rapid […]

Impact Audience Lowest Of 2015, ROH Drops

This week’s episode of Impact Wrestling garnered an average viewing audience of 267,000 viewers on Destination America. That’s down (-102,000 viewers) from the week prior and the lowest first run audience of the year. The replay at midnight added 51,000 viewers. Ring of Honor, which preceded Impact, did 157,000 viewers. This was down (-28,000 viewers) […]

Ethan Carter III Is TNA Champion, Seth Rollins Comments

Ethan Carter III won the TNA Championship on this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling, beating Kurt Angle. We covered the change when it was taped and have a complete recap online of this week’s show. Carter, a former WWE talent known as Derrick Bateman, received a congratulatory tweet from WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins: […]

Bobby Roode Announced For Global Force Wrestling’s First TV Tapings

Global Force Wrestling announced on Wednesday that Bobby Roode will be appearing at the television tapings in Las Vegas on July 24. Roode will compete in a tournament to crown the first GFW World Champion. You can watch the video announcement below or at this link: Click here to read the announcement on Global Force’s site.

TNA Wrestling Announces New Corporate Hire

TNA Wrestling announced they have hired Eric Sherman, who worked for more than 20 years with MTV Networks, as Chief Strategy Officer. He’ll split time from his office in New York City and Nashville, TN. Below is the official press release: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2015) – Eric Sherman has been named Chief Strategy Officer […]

Jeff Jarrett To Discuss GFW’s Future On Impact Wrestling

Jeff Jarrett tweeted on Tuesday that he’ll sit down with Mike Tenay on this week’s Impact Wrestling to discuss the future of Global Force Wrestling working with TNA. The following is from Twitter: Click here to load (if not loaded) Tomorrow I sit down with @RealMikeTenay and discuss the future of @GFWWrestling working with @IMPACTWRESTLING […]

PWI Will No Longer Recognize TNA World Heavyweight Championship

Pro Wrestling Illustrated has announced that they will no longer recognize the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. The announcement from publisher Stu Saks in the August 2015 issue is as follows: “There’s only one world, so there can only be one world champion.” Though I can’t recall the origin of that quote, I was always impressed […]