EC3 Comments On TNA’s Status- “This Is a Wrestling Show”

EC3 commented on TNA’s current situation via his Instagram account.

“This is a wrestling show. This is a wrestling show that takes place due to an unparalleled effort of it’s talent, production, and host of others who’s names you may never hear. This is a wrestling show that is a combined effort of those women and men, who through turbulence, constant noise and leadership decisions outside of their control will take whatever opportunity they have to deliver. To do what they love. This is not a perfect wrestling show, this is not a perfect company, and this is not a perfect industry. The only thing that can be perfect is the combined effort from each individual to move forward as team. For the person next to you. For the fanbase that supports you. This is a wrestling show.”

Daniel Bryan Documentary ‘Daniel Bryan vs. The Bear’

Daniel Bryan announced today that due to the fans demands, WWE will release his Documentary covering the buildup to WrestleMania 32 where Daniel Bryan would wrestle a bear. The match obviously never went down.

See the announcements below and clips.

Bobby Lashley Talks TNA Status, Bound For Glory & A Possible WWE Return

Current TNA talent Bobby Lashley spoke with ESPN.com to promote this Sunday’s Bound for Glory PPV.

Here are the highlights.

Thoughts on Bound For Glory and if it will happen on Sunday. Will the TNA brand continue? 

“Yes, because one thing people don’t understand is that Dixie Carter is not broke. She was never close to being broke. Her parents are billionaires so it’s not like they don’t have the money. They are just trying to make the right deal and that’s what we have known all along. I think it’s just one of those deals where this is business and it’s going to happen every year. For at least the past five or six years that I have known, around that end of the year point there’s always this, “Oh no, is TNA going to be sold? Is TNA going here? Is TNA going there?” And then next thing you know, bam, everything is fine and then we run again. And then the next year it’s the same question. I don’t know why it’s the same deal every year and it gets to that point. I think right now they are just trying to make the right deals with the right people. I know a lot of people have their hands in the pot and a lot of people are trying to pitch different things. Whenever the deal is done, it’s done.”

Possible return to WWE. Would you reconsider as a devoted family man?

“To a certain extent. It would have to be the right deal if it was. I don’t know if there is even an opportunity. There are certain people in the business who may not want you there and that’s why I left the first time. I don’t know if there is even a possibility of going back but their schedule is challenging. A lot of their guys are dealing with that. If I were to go back full-time, it would have to be something we sit down and really piece together and make it make sense. I would hate to say yes I’m doing it and get back and then it’s, “Oh no. Boo-hoo. What about my kids?” I don’t want to have a bad attitude. So I would have to really sit down and say this is what we can do.”

 

Status Update On Big Show & Mark Henry

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Here is the latest in regards to the status of WWE’s Big Show and Mark Henry. Even though both men have been absent from WWE programming, their roles in the company have been transitioned into doing more public relation work especially overseas. Both talents have yet to retire from in-ring competition. With the new public relation role, both men will have limited wrestling moments for TV programming and live events.

Dixie Carter Tweets On The Status Of TNA

In response to the news these last few days regarding the ongoing sale rumors of TNA Wrestling involving Billy Corgan, Vince McMahon/WWE & numerous other parties, former TNA President Dixie Carter tweeted the following:

Announced Teams For the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

WWE.com has announced the following teams for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic to be held in NXT:

  1. Hideo Itami & Kota Ibushi
  2. Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss
  3. Bobby Roode & Tye Dillinger
  4. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa
  5. NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival
  6. Andrade “Cien” Almas & Cedric Alexander

The Hardy Boyz Comment On A Possible WWE Return

Matt and Jeff Hardy were recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated and discussed the possibility of a WWE return.

See what both had to say below:

Jeff Hardy:

 “All the WWE stuff really depends on what happens between now and February with TNA. I just went out to Nashville and recorded six songs, and we’re about to open a store that sells original art work, which is going to be huge. If it feels right and good, I don’t see anything wrong with staying. When you commit to a WWE contract, you’re committing to some serious time away from home. If it were under my terms, there might be a chance, but I’m really not sure. Of course it would be nice, but what we’re doing right now is so much fun. I don’t want to go back to WWE and burn out within four or five months, and having another run as TNA world champion would feel just as good. For the people who really want to know where I’ll be after February, it’s just like what I said when I left [WWE]—this is only goodbye for now, this is not goodbye forever. As long as I’m healthy, there is always that chance I will return and have that one last run. For now, it’s up in the air. Ultimately, that’s my last dream match – with the Undertaker at the Hell in a Cell – so a lot of it depends on The Undertaker. If he’s going to still do one match a year, I would really like to be part of a Hell in a Cell with him. But I don’t know if he’s going to wrestle again this year at WrestleMania, or if he’s going to give it up. I was the world champion, but I never got to do a Hell in a Cell or main event a WrestleMania, but so much of it depends on The Undertaker.”

Matt Hardy:

“I am very content at Impact Wrestling. I don’t know if I trust that Meekmahan, or if he’ll try to stifle my broken brilliance. I’m able to live in my broken universe here at Impact Wrestling to the fullest extent, and Impact Wrestling needs me as their savior, so I’ll do everything I can to help them grow. They’ve had many setbacks in the last few years, but things are changing. I don’t have an end game. Being a celestial being, I live for the moment to fight the Great War, and that is to light the darkness. Right now, I’m able to do that at Impact Wrestling. Especially in the beginning, when I was a mortal vessel, we set out many goals as the Hardy Boyz. We’ve accomplished those goals many times over. We wanted to be the tag team champions of the world just once, and we’ve done that many times. Once we went off into the singles world, I noticed there is something very unique about Brother Nero. People are drawn to him, and he has intangibles and charisma that cannot be emulated or duplicated. At first, there were times when I felt, ‘I wish I got the same treatment as Brother Nero,’ but as time went on, I just wanted to be successful on my own. A career is not a sprint, it’s a long race, so whenever he held the title of the world, I was very happy for him, and I always will be. We have evolved to the point in our career, after doing this for a quarter of a century, where both of us are very happy. We both want to make the most out of whatever it is we have to work with.”

Bellator MMA President Comments On Ryback Wanting To Fight For Them

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker recently appeared on Eric Bischoff’s podcast, and commented on the rumors of Ryback joining the promotion.

Here is what he had to say:

“I can comment on it and really it’s a very short conversation because their management did reach out. We had a very brief conversation. I’m not sure where it’s at but I don’t think it went very far. If they don’t have some type of background in either jiu-jitsu or collegiate wrestling or tai boxing or a combat sports background… it’s tough for them. It’s like someone from a martial arts background trying to be a pro wrestler. If you’re not schooled and don’t go through the education process of how to do it then you’re going to have a hard time. I think that’s what you saw with the CM Punk situation.”

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