Now that former WWE stars Jox Moxley (f.k.a. Dean Ambrose) and KENTA (f.k.a. Hideo Itami) are competing in New Japan G1 Classic Tournament, another former WWE star seems to also have been stung by NJPW tourney fever. TJP (f.k.a. TJ Perkins; man, there’s a ton of “f.k.a.” so far) will take part in this year’s New Japan Pro Wrestling Super J-Cup tournament.Continue reading “Ex-WWE Star TJP to Compete in New Japan’s Super J-Cup Tournament (UPDATE: Full Bracket Revealed!)”
Those of use who have attended professional wrestling events are accustomed to them being hosted in from football stadiums, basketball/hockey arenas and local gymnasiums. I for one have attended wrestling shows in parking lots, carnivals/fairs, VFW halls, stage theaters, night clubsand bar/grill restaurants, and these locations are very creative from a logistical point-of-view. It really rings true that pro wrestling can really work anywhere, and it seems that the Milwaukee Public Library are believers (or BO-Lievers) in that philosophy, too. Continue reading “When a Public Library in Wisconsin hosts a Pro Wrestling Show…”
Today, Anthem Sports — the parent company of Impact Wrestling, or is it/is it not Global Force Wrestling, I’m not sure as I’me just as confused as most of you are, so who knows — has launched their own over-the-top streaming pro wrestling network, the Global Wrestling Network, a’la WWE Network and New Japan WORLD. When you sign up for the 30-day free trial, you’ll have access to EVERYTHING TNA/Impact has ever done, including their original weekly pay-per-views from 2002. Continue reading “Anthem Sports Has Officially Launched The Global Wrestling Network! (You Know, TNA/IMPACT Wrestling…)”
Back in March, pro wrestling veteran Christopher Daniels won the Ring of Honor World Championship for the first time in his career, occurring about 15 years after he first debuted with the promotion. While people like myself have followed Daniel’s career for almost as long as he’s been with the company — I’ve followed his career since the spring of 2000 — other more casual wrestling fans might be left wondering why ROH awarded its top prize to a 47-year-old while their company is focused on building new stars. However, at the end of the day, Daniels’ championship victory was one of the most memorable moments in ROH’s history, because finally — FINALLY — watching Daniels lifelong dream in the twilight of his career come into fruition is what wrestling is truly about. Continue reading “Christopher Daniels Talks To Ring Rust Radio about Ring of Honor, Retirement, and the Mount Rushmore of ROH”
While WWE may have failed to purchase and obtain most of the video library from TNA/Impact Wrestling — mostly to adding new media content to WWE Network library for its subscribers — the company has managed to obtain the complete library of the Ohio-bases Heartland Wrestling Association. Along with the current acquisitions o the WCW, NWA, ECW, WCCW, and Mid-South (among others), the WWE Network is continuing to beef up its streaming content. Continue reading “WWE Purchases the Entire Heartland Wrestling Association Library”
This weeks pro wrestling post is short, simple, and mighty sweet. Let’s relive this moment of everyone jumping up and down like schoolgirls at a Beatles concert in the 1960s. And now, from the (better) angle of all of the fans in the arena… Continue reading AJ Styles. In the WWE. That is All…
In pro wrestling, there’s an art in delivering strikes that involves finding the balance between a complete non-contact whiff and a broken jaw from a stiff punch. Punches and kicks need to be made with the right amount of contact to add excitement to a match, since pro wrestling is inherently theater, not combat. Often, the wrestlers ARE (in fact) hitting each other, just not at full strength; while the blows are glancing, they’re not concussive. Long story short on wrestling, the violence is restrained but not non-existent.
It’s time for Episode 105 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a really open house in Japan, the fastest toy car in the world, the resurrection of THQ, and TNA Wrestling’s latest stunt upsets their talent.! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Funnel Plans Fast Cars THQing Six-Sided Rings – WIRed #105”
Yeah-yeah, I know; this really won’t fix and.or repair that giant dent that IS Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) Wrestling, but you admit that it’s, well, a THING…..that will ultimately result in nothing regarding turning the company’s fortune.
It has been talked about and reported for last few weeks that TNA has been kicking around the idea of bringing back the six-sided ring, and now they are ask their fans whether or not to go that direction. With that poll, it was announced that the company would listen to fans and permanently go forward with the voted ring, and as of this past Monday, TNA is going back to the 6-sided ring, much to the chagrin of the talent. Continue reading “TNA Polls Fans About Switching to Six-Sided Ring…AND DO IT.”