This week on a wild Wrestling With…, Sam and Adam deliver their unique and comedic take on Raw and SDLive, Backlash, the Bullet Club, and much more. The First Family of the IWC also answer questions from the Best Audience In Podcasting, and pay homage to Chris Cornell. Also in this episode, scientific evidence hell has frozen over, as Adam thanks Baron Corbin. 2017 really is a weird year.
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.
Former WWE talent Simon Gotch was recently interviewed by Journey of a Frontman. During the interview he talks about how WWE talents were watching the Hardy’s Final Deletion backstage.
Here’s what he had to say:
“Chris Jericho had actually been given an advanced copy of it because Matt had done his podcast and he gave him a copy of it. So when we were over in Japan for a couple days, he was showing it to us. He was telling us that this video’s insane, it’s insane, it’s insane, it’s insane. So we had a viewing and Cena sees everybody laughing and asks what’s going on. And we were like, “Oh, we’re watching this Matt Hardy video.” And he asked how it was. I said, “Try and imagine the worst thing you’ve ever seen WWE do. Then imagine if somehow it was good.” And he looks at me for a second and he goes, “I don’t want to come in halfway. Please tell me when it is over. I would like to watch it.” So it finishes and we’re all dying laughing because it’s just the most insane thing anyone’s ever seen. I actually brought it up to Chris and found out he ended up bringing it up to Matt at Mania. If you watch the video when he lights the fire, Matt actually gets engulfed in a ball of flame for a second. If you watch it closely when he throws the fire down, pay attention to Matt. Don’t look at Jeff, don’t look at the fire. Look at Matt. The fire comes up and engulfs him. And he was like, “Yeah! No one noticed that! We were doing it, it took all day and we were losing the gasoline. They were like you just gotta go, just do it. And we just went and did it. It got all over me!” And so it was just one of those where it was just a complete accident, but apparently not a lot of people noticed it. I came back in later, Cena was watching the video, he looked at me and said, “You are absolutely right.””
Former TNA and ROH talent Jay Lethal recently spoke with The Post & Courier on several subjects.
Here are some highlights:
Regarding his release from TNA:
“I never ever really got the full true story. Just one day they called and said they were going to have to release me. I’ve heard several different stories. I heard Dixie’s parents came in and cut the budget and got rid of me. I heard three other stories, but when it comes down to it, I guess Dixie owned the company at the time. Nothing can happen without crossing her desk. So I guess the idea came up to get rid of me, and she signed off on it. I really don’t know what else to say.”
Why he’s not in the WWE:
“It’s funny. When I got into the wrestling business, all I wanted to do was wrestle for WWE. That was a major goal for everyone from my generation. I’m not saying that’s something that I would not want to do, but along the way I sort of re-prioritized some things. With that said, if I never got to work for WWE, I wouldn’t be too upset. I wouldn’t feel that my career wasn’t complete. I think that I’ve made it. And that’s something that a lot of wrestlers struggle with.”
Former TNA talent and wife of current Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy, Reby Hardy took to twitter last night and shared her displeasure over TNA. As reported, Reby doesn’t hide her feeling towards the company as she has gone on several Twitter rants about them in the past, and even released a “F*uck that owl” T-Shirt.
Her latest tweet yesturday though, seems to indicate that TNA is coming after her.
TNA: Cut everyone's pay & lay off a bunch of people
ALSO TNA: Let's spend $ to go after a woman who's 8mo. pregnant & no longer works here
As many of you know, JBL has been criticized in the Wrestling Media after reports came out that he was involved in many instances in WWE surrounding bullying other talents, and is one of the reasons way Mauro Ranallo has departed from the company. Mauro has advised that is was nothing to do with JBL.
Well during the latest broadcast of iMPACT Wrestling, they decided to take advantage of this and delivered a segment between Josh Matthews and Jeremy Borash.
Based on reports, Eddie Edwards underwent knee surgery to fix some lingering issues, but will not be missing much time.
Edwards reportedly suffered an injury during the iMPACT Wrestling TV tapings last weekend which aggravated his already problematic knee. Edwards who many believed to be out for a few weeks is not going to need it as the surgery was very minor. Edwards would also work Sunday’s taping on the same weekend.
Based on reports, there was backstage incident between Jeff and Karen Jarrett & Bob Ryder during the iMPACT Wrestling tapings on Sunday, from Orlando, FL. Many believed after the heated argument between them that it could have been Ryder’s last moments with the company.
The incident occurred during the final segments of the tapings when Karen Jarrett approached Bob Ryder and began to argue with him regarding the booking of the hotel room. The argument was described as a “dressing down” be Karen who would walk away shortly after. Shortly after Jeff Jarrett would address Ryder and an argument between the two would begin. Jeff loudly confronted Bob and told him to “not wait” until the show ended and have him leave the event. Ryder would pack his bags and leave not completing his work. Ryder would reportedly have another argument with Jeff and Karen as he was getting in his car.
Many people assumed that Ryder was either fired or quit following the incident. However, Ryder was back to work in the company’s Nashville offices the next day and it is believed that everything has been settled down between both parties. Impact Wrestling officials tried to keep the incident quiet claiming that the outburst was due to the pressures of producing for television. Other claim the incident was “as bad as you can imagine.” There is sympathy towards Ryder during the argument as he has been dealing with some health concerns in recent months, and many believe that this didn’t help.
For those who don’t know, Bob Ryder has been with Impact Wrestling (aka. TNA) since day 1, and has been in charge of bookings, talent relations, contracts and more.