The Morning Roundup 5/29/15

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Sheamus in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 – Daily Mail

The Celtic Warrior will be portraying Rocksteady in the sequel to the TMNT re-boot.  Hit the link for the first photos from the set.

Lesnar vs…Kingston? – Lords of Pain

Here’s a weird one, WWE Japan announced on its twitter that Brock Lesnar will be wrestling Kofi Kingston on the July 4th show in Tokyo, Japan.

May Mayhem Preview – Impact Wrestling

Preview tonight’s Impact Wrestling “May Mayhem,” their last show on Friday Nights.

The Morning Roundup 5/28/15

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Rusev Injury – PW Insider

Rusev is currently “being evaluated for a lower leg injury” suffered against Ryback at the Smackdown taping on Tuesday night.  His status for Sunday’s Elimination Chamber is up in the air. Stay tuned…

Rousey Hints at Mania – Wrestling News.co

Even though Dana White poo-pooed the idea, Ronda Rousey continues to hint at a future WWE appearances. Check out her latest comments.

Ciampa Trying Out/NXT Divas – Lords of Pain

Double shot on this link.  First, former ROH TV Champion Tomasso Ciampa is reportedly trying out for WWE next week in Orlando and the NXT Divas are rumored to be in the running to headline the next NXT Takeover special.

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 5/27/15

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Cap off one of the wildest days in wrestling in quite some time with an all-new Chad Dukes Wrestling Show!

Chad Dukes is joined by Aaron Oster from the Rolling Stone, to talk about his article about the Young Bucks and discusses Ring of Honor signing a TV deal with Destination America with Goat and Thom.

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Listen above & share with a friend.  You can have the show go straight to your device of choice by subscribing on iTunes and/or Play.it.  Also, while you’re on iTunes, leave a 5-star review for your pals.

More Details On The ROH/Destination America Deal & TNA’s Reaction

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Editor’s Note; Be sure to listen to tonight’s Chad Dukes Wrestling Show, up later tonight on the site, for Dukes, Goat, & Thom’s reaction to the situation. 

More details about our friends’ at Ring of Honor’s television deal with TNA’s current television partner Destination America are now available.

  • Per Ring of Honor’s press release, ROH will air for 26 weeks starting Wednesday June 3rd
  • Per PW Insider, the episodes that air on Wednesday Nights will be the same episodes that air the previous weekend in syndication.

I think that second bullet is the most important point in this whole situation.

For Ring of Honor this gets their syndicated program into more homes and at the same time generates additional revenue, simply by continuing to produce the show they’ve produced for years.

For Destination America, one of the rumored complaints from Destination America about TNA has been the production costs in comparison to the return in ratings.  If ROH ultimately replaces TNA and can maintain their ratings at a lower cost, because that cost is being eaten by Sinclair producing the show for their syndicated stations? It’s win-win for Destination America.

While there hasn’t been much in the way of network synergy  between DA & TNA, ROH headliners The Briscoes seem tailor-made for guest shots on some of the Discovery-owned network’s programs like Hillbilly Blood and Mountain Monsters.

Hit the jump for the latest on the public reaction from TNA regarding their new lead-in program.

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TNA Star MVP Reacts to Destination America News

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MVP of TNA’s Beat Down Clan is the first TNA superstar to react to the news that Ring of Honor will be joining the Wednesday Night Destination America lineup. Check out the tweets below.

 
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