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The Morning Roundup 3/21/16

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Sting NOT Officially Retired -Cageside Seats

After reporting future WWE Hall of Famer Sting would be retiring at his upcoming induction ceremony, TMZ caught up with the Icon who says his neck is okay and he’s not officially retired.  Here’s hoping he’s not just playing semantics here and we get another chance to see the Stinger inside the Squared Circle.

Bobby Roode & Eric Young Done with TNA – Impact Wrestling

Just when I go saying nice things about TNA’s future in last Thursday’s roundup, word hit this weekend that two of my favorites from TNA are on their way out.  Bobby Roode and Eric Young asked for and were given their releases from TNA Wrestling and finished up with the company following this past week’s television tapings.

Hulkster $115 Million Dollars Richer – With Spandex

The jury in the Hulk Hogan-Gawker sex tape trial awarded the Hulkster $115 million dollars in damages on Friday. $55 million for losses due to his WWE firing and scrubbing from the history books and $60 million in emotional distress damages.

EVOLVE Hosting Global Cruiserweight Qualifiers – PWInsider

NXT General Manager William Regal announced this weekend at an EVOLVE event, EVOLVE will be the U.S. home for qualifying   matches in the Global Cruiserweight Series.

 

TNA Impact Wrestling on POP TV Premiere Preview

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After a tumultuous 2015 and a rocky relationship with former broadcast partner Destination America, TNA returns from a long hiatus from live/current programming with a packed live show by Impact Wrestling standards.  TNA’s last LIVE broadcast, the Bound for Glory PPV, aired all the way back in October 2015 and since that event, Impact Wrestling has consisted of roughly two months of taped shows billed as the World Title Series.

With the World Cup Style shows complete, TNA will crown a new World Heavyweight Champion and hopefully hit the reset button heading into 2016 on their new home, POP TV, the former TV Guide Channel.

The Final Four

Top of mind on tonight’s show will be the semifinals and finals to crown the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.  Matt Hardy won the championship in a Triple Threat Match at Bound For Glory by pinning Drew Galloway.  The former Champion, Ethan Carter the Third filed an injunction protesting the championship win.  Rather than bog the promotion down in a legal battle, Hardy relinquished the championship and it was put up for grabs in the World Title Series.  Tonight the final four of that tournament will wrestle in three matches to crown the new kingpin of Impact Wrestling.

Matt Hardy, of Group Tag Team Specialists will meet Eric Young, of Group TNA Originals in the first semifinal and Ethan Carter and Bobby Lashley both of Group Champions will square off in the second.

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Impact Wrestling Preview 8/14/14

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It’s a tag team “dream match” (I don’t think TNA knows what that phrase means) one more time tonight on Impact Wrestling, an epic 6-man tag, and a four-way Knockouts championship match tonight on Impact Wrestling.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not slamming the Hardys and Team 3D and I’m sure they’ll tear it down, but a dream match usually means two competitors meeting for the first time. The match is seemingly (no spoilers here) the culmination of the Hardys’ reunion and Team 3D’s pending TNA Hall of Fame induction. When we last saw the boys from Cameron, NC they dropped a TNA Tag Championship match to the Wolves at Destination X. Can they rebound against the reunited Team 3D one week removed from their huge #ItHappens moment last week?

TNA World Champion Lashely and his crew of MVP & Kenny King will lace them up in six-man action against the three top challengers to Lashley’s championship reign, three former champions in their own right: Bobby Roode, Eric Young, & Austin Aries.

And finally, the Knockouts Championship will be on the line in a four-way to round out the lineup. Taryn Terell and the Beautiful People- Velvet Sky & Angelina Love will challenge Champion Gail Kim in the bout.

Check out Impact Wrestling tonight at 9PM on Spike.

Impact Wrestling – Red, White, and Blue Throwdown

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Image Credit: ImpactWrestling.com

Episodes of Impact Wrestling have been taped through roughly mid-2016.  That said, tonight’s preview is spoiler-free.

New Guy-In-Charge Kurt Angle has promised tonight would be a Red, White, and Blue Throwdown.  No word on whether that’s just a subtitle to tonight’s Impact, or if there’s a special match to take place.  If so, that match still wouldn’t outshine tonight’s main event, in which Eric Young gets his rematch against champion Bobby Lashley.

Maybe the Throwdown is the world title match?

Also on the show –

  • Bobby Roode returns to the active roster after another hiatus from television, this one only five weeks long.  He joins the line of faces who look to get a shot at Lashley – EY, Samoa Joe, and Austin Aries among them.  His opponent for tonight has not yet been announced.
  • Bully Ray looks to end the undefeated streak of EC3 and cross another name off his list, as he enters a Tables Match with Carter.
  • Angelina Love defends the KO strap against Gail Kim.

 

Impact Wrestling Preview 5/15/2014

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Image Credit: Impact Wrestling

Tonight’s Impact was taped sometime in 2007.  As always, this is a spoiler-free preview.

The big story for tonight should be MVP explaining his actions from last week, as the director of wrestling operations attacked Eric Young, and named himself #1 Contender for Slammiversary 12.  Complaints of constant alignment changes and yet another heel authority figure are valid, but this could have an interesting spin.  Perhaps when MVP invested in TNA, his vision of returning the company to prominence entailed installing himself as the champion and face of the company.  MVP is a good wrestler; his place is in the ring, not vignettes.  Unfortunately for the vast majority of TNA fans who are NOT Dixie fans, this may create an opening for Madam Carter to take back her power.

Whatever his reasons, EY is a fighting champion.  Slammiversary is still a month away.  While Showtime will likely want to make good on his promise of regular title defenses, his next opponent also happens to be (ahem) the authority.  Unless Young can goad MVP into a match, we may be without world title defenses until mid-June.

Bobby Roode appeared to be (still) the next man up for Young, despite falling to the champion a couple of weeks ago.  However, MVP once again flexed his administrative muscles by hitting the It Factor with the Ban Hammer.  The It Factor has been suspended indefinitely following his dust-up with the DWO last week.  Vengeance is coming.

Also on the show tonight…

  • Bully Ray has the home address of Dixie Carter.  We can expect some ding-dong-dash, as well as some lit paper bags on tonight’s show.
  • Willow will take on Magnus and Bram in a handicap match
  • Sanada will defend his X-Division title against Tigre Uno and DJ Zema in a triple threat match.
  • Mr. Anderson will fight the Cowboy James Storm.

 

 

 
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