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Anthem Sports Has Officially Launched The Global Wrestling Network! (You Know, TNA/IMPACT Wrestling…)

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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…)

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Reggie Parks: All Bow Down to The King of Belts

Let’s get to the point. Reggie Parks is the King Of Belts. This is not just a saying or a term based solely on respect, it is a FACT.  Mr. Parks, a former professional wrestler, has been in the business of making championship belts for over 40 years for almost (if not every) mayor pro wrestling organization in the world, from the WW(F)E, WCW, NWA, AWA, UWF, Pro Wrestling Noah, Ring Of Honor, and NCW.   Continue reading Reggie Parks: All Bow Down to The King of Belts

TNA Wrestling’s First Pay-Per-View Match: The Flying Elvises vs. AJ Styles, Jerry Lynn & Low Ki

In 2002, Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling held their first ever pay-per-view event from the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as a promotion within the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).  The pay-per-view’s opening match was a 6-Man Tag Team Match between the team of AJ Styles, Low-Ki & Jerry Lynn versus The Flying Elvises (consisting of Jimmy Yang, Jorge Estrada & Sonny Siaki).  The purpose of this match was to show the stark contrast between TNA’s philosophy and the over-the-top & gimmick-heavy entertainment philosophy of WCW in its final years and WWE during the early 90’s.  TNA had sought out to be recognized for having the best athletically intense matches from the most physically talented professional wrestlers in the world (which can be said of both teams involved in the above match), rather than water-down the product with random gimmicks and storylines.

Shelton Benjamin vs Kurt Angle, 2005

Current Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling star Kurt Angle took on current Ring of Honor (ROH) wrestling star Shelton Benjamin on an episode of WWE Monday Night RAW on August 22nd, 2005.  Both were former collegiate wrestling All-Americans, and were teammates in the wrestling stable “Team Angle,” along with Charlie Haas (also now in ROH, along with Benjamin). Shelton Benjamin was a high school All-State athlete in 3 sports for 2 years-in-a-row in at South Carolina, the two-time South Carolina state high school heavyweight wrestling champion in 1993 and 1994, and a two-time All-American heavyweight wrestler while attending the University of Minnesota.  Kurt Angle was a two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and won the gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1995 World Wrestling Championships, and at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta.

Check Out This AWESOME Pro Wrestling Artwork!

Some years ago, freelance artist Grant Gould posted some professional wrestler illustrations for one of the top websites in pro wrestling news, the Pro Wrestling Torch (pwtorch.com). Here’s a sample of some of his work, and there’s more after the break!   Continue reading Check Out This AWESOME Pro Wrestling Artwork!