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Victoria Reveals Which Company Forgot To Renew Her Contract

Former WWE and impact Wrestling talent Victoria [Tara in TNA], noted on twitter which company forgot to renew her contract. There was speculation that WWE had forgot to renew her contract, but it turns out to be TNA [at that time]/ Impact Wrestling.

See her tweet below:

Alberto El Patron Talks Retiring In Two Years, Getting Married Soon & How WWE Is Bad For The Wrestling Business

Newly crowned Global Force Wrestling Champion, Alberto El Patron spoke to Justin Barraso of Extra Mustard’s Sports Illustrated and addressed multiple topics.

Here are the highlights:

Signing with Impact Wrestling & competing against guys like Bobby Lashley:

“I am so happy to work with Impact Wrestling. I have nothing but respect for them, unlike another company, who I don’t watch, I don’t follow and I don’t even look at their tweets. I have some real beef with some of the people in that company.”

“It’s rare to find someone with Bobby’s size and athleticism. He’s a fantastic performer and he is such a huge guy. He has a great psychology in the ring, the chemistry was there the moment the bell ring rang and it was a great experience working with him. I am very happy to work with Impact and talent like Bobby”

“I am excited to be with Impact Wrestling because I get to work with talents like EC3 again. I had the opportunity to be with him in FCW when we were in developmental in that other company. We worked together once when they were trying to make him a part of the main roster in WWE, then he went to Impact Wrestling and made a name for himself. He’s a good guy with a lot of talent and he’s fantastic on the microphone. The entire office went crazy for our promos and then it was easy in the ring. I’m happy to see the young talent is taking the torch to continue doing good stuff in the business.”

“I will stay in Impact as long as the fans want me there. They were so happy to have me there and treated me with a lot of respect. The office, talent, and staff are treated with respect by everyone, regardless of your position in the business.”

Alberto El Patron’s plans moving forward:

“I’m planning on retiring in two years. I’m still good to go and I don’t have any major injuries, but I always promised myself I would leave on top. I started wrestling when I was eight years old with the amateur wrestling team in Mexico. I love the business with all my heart, but my body is getting tired. It’s all the travel, I’m going to do my last two years with Impact Wrestling. I’ll continue to do some indie shows here and there and I have a lot of projects outside the business. I am going to continue running Combate Americas, the MMA company that I work for and I am going to start a soap opera in Mexico in two months. We also have a reality show produced by Combate Americas that was sold to Amazon. People should be able to see that in three more months.”

“I opened a restaurant and bar in San Antonio in November. We are the place to go on Fridays and Saturdays, God is blessing me, I’m getting married pretty soon. We changed the date twice, but we’re getting married in the last week of July, so I am keeping very busy outside the business.”

How WWE is hurting the wrestling business:

“It’s horrible for the business, but you cannot blame that company. That company is doing what a company is supposed to do, monopolize, get the best talent from everywhere, and try to destroy the competition. They’re smart, you cannot blame them. The problem is with the talent, just going there to be there with the promise of being on TV, but not even charging good money for your work, is not good business. We as wrestlers need to remember that this is a business. We started because we love the business and we stay in it because we have a lot of passion for it, but you have to be rewarded for your work. I was there and saw some of the main guys, new top heels and new top babyfaces, get paid nothing for their matches. The new talent joining NXT is taking pay cuts to work there, sometimes even 80 percent less, you need to be rewarded for your work in a business.”

Read the entire interview here. 

Jeff Jarrett Talks iMPACT Wrestling Filming In India

During a recent interview with the Wrestling Compadres Slamcast, Jeff Jarrett spoke on iMPACT Wrestling filming in India.

Here’s what he had to say:

“It is the first time to my knowledge that a US based wrestling organization is going to India, and are actually producing four episodes that will be seen globally. To my knowledge that is the first time ever that a company has done that. We are very excited. Sony Six is our partner over there. Grey Matter is a production company that we have partnered with and they have done lots of hours throughout India producing lots of programming so we are super excited. The crew is headed over, everyone is super excited. In 2012-2013, we filmed Ring Ka King a few years ago, hugely successful, changing regime prevented season two.”

Listen to the full interview here. 

Alberto El Patron Promotes iMPACT! Wrestling’s India Tour

Alberto El Patron was recently featured in an Impact Wresting video where he talks about the India fans for their upcoming tour and says how passionate they are about the business.

See it below:

Matt & Reby Hardy Respond To iMPACT! Wrestling Filing Trademark For Broken Gimmick

As reported, iMPACT! Wrestling has filed a trademark related to the Broken Hardy’s back in January of 2017, though the paperwork says April.

Matt and Reby Hardy would go to twitter and comment on the story:

Matt Hardy Claims iMPACT! Wrestling Is Holding The “Broken” Gimmick Hostage

Based on reports, iMPACT! Wrestling has filed a trademark on April 28th over Matt Hardy’s ““Broken Matt, Brother Nero, Vanguard1” and “Broken Brilliance” gimmick. The trademarks are for merchandise including DVD’s, clothing, posters, etc.

The move to trademark the gimmick comes almost two months after Matt Hardy filed his own trademark for the gimmick. Though iMPACT Wrestling claims that their contract with the Hardy’s stipulate that the company owns all IP creations during their tenure.

Matt Hardy would go to twitter to comment on the situation responding to fans claiming that iMPACT Wrestling is holding the gimmick hostage.

See his tweet below:

Josh Matthews Compares WWE To iMPACT!, Talks Losing Well Known Talents, Plus More

Source: SportsKeeda

Josh Matthews was recently interviewed by SportsKeeda and talked about various topics surrounding iMPACT! Wrestling. Here are some highlights:

Comparing iMPACT! to WWE:

“Here there’s a little more freedom, a little more leeway, a little more opportunity. The potential for growth is so much more. WWE is a well-oiled machine that’s been around for so many years. We’re about half their age when you look at the 15th Anniversary of Slammiversary taking place on Sunday, July 2nd. So, we’re not trying to replicate them but do our thing in the same sort of entertainment world.”

iMPACT coping with losing well known big named talents:

“You know, the wrestling business has always been…I won’t say a revolving door…there’s loyalties and things like that but…it’s just the way this business goes. You don’t stay in one place forever. Guys are going to test the waters at other places and see how that feels. Others are going to come and test the waters here, and that’s one of the most exciting things about being in the business that you have those opportunities.”

You’ve called yourself the GOAT of announcing, who else would you say are the GOAT’s of commentary:

Oh, nobody. There’s no one. The Mount Rushmore of Broadcasting is just me. It’s just my likeness. Four different faces of me.

Check out the entire interview here. 

iMPACT Wrestling’s Viewership Takes Big Drop This Week

Last night’s broadcast of iMPACT! Wrestling saw a big drop in viewership compared to last week’s edition.

This week’s iMPACT featured the Decay vs. the iMPACT Tag Team champions The LAX in a street fight. The show’s viewership brought in 255,000 which is a big drop compared to last week’s 320,000 viewers.

Impact Wrestling ranked #133 on the Cable Top 150 list.