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Impact Wrestling Star To Sign With WWE?

Crazzy Steve announced via twitter that he was departing from Impact Wrestling. Based on reports from Wrestling Observer Radio, Steve got an offer from WWE and was the main reason why he gave his notice to the company.

Here’s his tweet

Steve is more likely going to be headed to WWE NXT.

*SPOILERS* Impact Wrestling TV Taping Results

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Impact Wrestling held their latest TV Taping from Orlando, FL on April 21, 2017. The taping consisted of two episodes for the company leading towards their Slammiversary event on July 2nd. It’s unknown when these episodes will be aired, and some segments may be moves around.

Here are the spoilers:


OPENER: Josh Matthews kicks off the show with some HR representative who informs Jermey Borash that he has been suspended due to bullying. They state that that company won’t tolerate bullying from their commentators. (This is a play on the WWE issues where reports state that JBL is a bully backstage.)


Matt Sydal vs. Trevor Lee
Singles Match
Winner: Matt Sydal


Sienna vs. Christina Von Eerie (c)
-GFW Women’s Championship-
Singles Match
Winner: Sienna (New GFW Women’s Champion)


Ethan Carter III vs. Unknown Talent
Singles Match
Winner: Ethan Carter III 

EC3 cuts a promo following the match indicating that he will become a three time World champion at Slammiversary.


Magnus vs. Matt Morgan
Singles match
Winner: Magnus


Kongo Kong vs. William Waits
Singles Match
Winner: Kongo Kong


Laredo Kid & Garza Jr. vs. Idris Abraham & Hakim Zane
Tag Team Match
Winners: Laredo Kid & Garza Jr.


Sienna (c) vs. ODB
Non-Title Single Match
Winner: Sienna


Matt Sydal vs. Eddie Edwards
Singles match
Winner: Matt Sydal

Davey Richards would come out after the match and attack Eddie with a steel chair.


Moose (c) vs. Marshe Rockett
-Impact Grand Championship-
Singles Match
Winner: Moose (retains with a pinfall in Round 2)

Tyrus, Eli Drake & Chris Adonis would attack Moose after the match.


Ethan Carter III came out mocking James Storm. James would retort and both men would brawl it out. James takes off his belt and begins striking Carter, but EC3 would come back and whip Storm several times. Officals would run out and split up the two men.

Alberto El Patron vs. Eli Drake
Singles Match
Winner: Alberto El Patron

Former WWE Talent Makes Debut On Impact Wrestling

Impact Wrestling’s Jeremy Borash announced after Thursday’s Impact tapings that a “major name” will be appearing at Friday’s TV tapings.

Well he wasn’t lying as the major name that Borash was referring to was Matt Sydal, formerly known as Evan Bourne in WWE. Sydal worked a singles match against Trevor Lee at the tapings.

See a fan tweet below:

 

PODCAST: Smash This Podcast | Impact Wrestling Review

My thoughts on this weeks Impact Wrestling episode, also discuss my thoughts on Crazzy Steve’s Twitter Farewell to Impact Wrestling!
Thanks for watching!

Jeff Jarrett Talks Partnership With Spike TV & Impact Wrestling Holding Live Events In The UK

Jeff Jarrett was recently interviewed by BurtonMail.co and spoke about the latest partnership with Spike TV and bringing their content to the UK.

Here are some highlights:

Partnership with Spike TV:

“We are so proud to be partnering with Spike TV and bringing Impact Wrestling to our fans in the UK for free every single week. We are closing in on the 15th anniversary of when this company was launched and we are delighted that our loyal and dedicated fans will be able to share this celebration with us now.

“But, in those 15 years, the word has changed so much and so has the industry of professional wrestling. The advent of computers and social media has meant that fans have gone from wanting something every week to wanting something ever few hours – this means that we will supplement our show on Spike with even more social and web content to ensure we are engaging with our fans in the best way that we can.”

Working live events in the UK:

“The UK is one of our best audiences and the fans are incredible. We always loved coming over here for our live shows and bringing those back is one of our top priorities as part of our efforts to be a major player in this industry.

“This, now more than ever, in terms of the UK is so important because it has one of the hottest wrestling scenes in the world and we want to tap into that in terms of giving fans what they want and also ensuring we take a look and use the great array of talent available in this great nation.”

Read the entire interview here. 

 

Eric Bischoff Says That Impact Wrestling & AAA Partnership Doesn’t Matter

Eric Bischoff addressed the recent partnership of Impact Wrestling and AAA on his podcast “Bischoff On Wrestling” and says that the partnership doesn’t matter as both companies don’t make much money.

Here’s what he had to say:

(Transcript sourced from EWrestlingnews.com)

“I’m just having such a hard time unpacking the meaning or the relevance of that story. First of all, I love Lucha Underground, I watch it and I dig it as a television product. It gets no ratings. It’s making no money. It has no live event market. To my knowledge they don’t have any licensing or merchandising. It’s just content. It’s very expensive content and it’s cool as hell, don’t get me wrong. It’s cool content but there is no money in it. The fact that the athletes that portray the characters on a show that doesn’t make any money have the privilege of working on another show that doesn’t make any money and they can’t even be the characters that aren’t making money on another network… to me it just seems kind of irrelevant. It does’t matter.”

“Impact doesn’t make any money. They make zero money in television and licensing fees. They basically give their show away to Pop TV. It’s like an infomercial hoping that they are going to find another way to make revenue. They don’t have live events, they don’t have merchandising and they won’t be making any money from YouTube as of now. So, what the hell difference does it make? Why is this a headline? A bunch of guys from Mexico get the privilege of working for a company that doesn’t pay anybody any money for an opportunity to not make any money? Eh, good for everybody. I’m happy they’re all happy. It’s great headlines. Great perception. If you can make a living off creating cheap headlines that don’t really matter good for you. At the end of the day it’s a non-issue issue.”

PODCAST: Smash This Podcast | Who From Lucha Underground/AAA Could Invade Impact Wrestling?

Discussing the possibilities of who could show up in Impact Wrestling if an Invasion angle happened between Lucha Underground or AAA.
Thanks for watching!

Kevin Sullivan Welcomes Back Several Production Employees To iMPACT! Wrestling

iMPACT! Wrestling Vice President of Production Kevin Sullivan tweeted yesturday, welcoming back several production employees to iMPACT! Wrestling:

Sean Waltman Says AAA Will Screw iMPACT Wrestling & Anthem

During the latest edition of Sean Waltman’s 1,2,360 Podcast, he spoke about the new partnership between Impact Wrestling & AAA. Sean believes that AAA will ‘screw’ iMPACT! and Anthem.

See his quote below:

“I don’t know why anyone at Impact that dealt with AAA before thinks that AAA is any different now,” Waltman said. “That’s all I have to say about that. They’re [Impact] going to end up getting screwed… AAA is going to end up trying to screw them. I guarantee you. Guarantee it.”

Check out the latest episode here:

Impact Wrestling Adding “TM” Trademark Symbol On Youtube Video’s Involving “Broken Universe”

As we all know, Anthem Sports and Entertainment & The Hardy brothers are in a legal fight right now for the “broken universe” gimmick following the Hardy’s departure from the company. Anthem believes that they have rights to the gimmick, whereas the Hardy’s believe they have rights for creating it without any financial backing from Anthem or Impact Wrestling. Well it appears Impact Wrestling is trying to get sneaky as they’ve begun renaming their Youtube videos and adding a “TM” to the end of anything that has to do with the Broken Universe.

Let’s just say, that’s not how you copyright an idea, but you can see a tweet from a fan who noticed the change: