New TNA “Spin Cycle” with the TNA wrestling referees

tnaspincycle.jpgNEW TNA “SPIN CYCLE” WITH THE TNA WRESTLING REFEREES

The Wrestling Observer reports that WWE referee Mickey Hensen has joined Mike Posey, Kevin Keenan, Time White and long time official Jim Korderas on the unemployment line. Meanwhile, TNA ‘Spin Cycle’ devoted an episode to honour their referees. Jeremy Borash is back with an all-new episode of “TNA Spin Cycle”, this time featuring the TNA referees of Earl Hebner, Shane Sewell, Rudy Charles and Mark Johnson!

That’s one for TNA in their endless struggle to take WWE down a peg.

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“Wildcat” Chris Harris on Monday Night Mayham

chrisharris.jpg“Wildcat” Chris Harris aka Brandon Walker was on Monday Night Mayham recently to talk about what he’s been up to since his release from World Wrestling Entertainment this last August. Chris Harris started by saying he’s been trying to recover, get back on track and back into the wrestling world.

Chris on where it “went wrong,” with regards to the “Braden Walker” WWE character.

Chris said that when he signed, he knew he would have a different name for trademarking purposes since Chris Harris is his real name, “but when I got there they changed everything, my personality, my look, my name.” He then mentioned that he had 20 minutes before his first match on WWE television to come up with a name.

If Chris were to return to World Wrestling Entertainment, what would he change & why?

Chris said that he would not even return to the WWE in the first place, as it was “the most miserable experience of (his) life.” On the other hand, however, Chris said that if he did not go, he would always wonder “What if?” Chris added that he would talk people out of going there if he had that chance now.

Chris on his departure from TNA and some of the rumors surrounding it.

Chris said that when he was leaving TNA, he thought he would be doing a good thing by going to the WWE after being in TNA for five or six years. He said that when he left, he never thought of being able to go back to TNA if the WWE stint didn’t work out, but “they’re not feeling the same way…because they’re a little bit more pissed off than I thought.” He again said he thought he would be doing a good thing by going to World Wrestling Entertainment, “but when I got there (for a billion dollar company), it was the most ridiculous, miserable company I’ve ever seen.”

Chris on the day of his first television appearance when he had to come up with his own name, and was there any direction at all?

Chris then started talking about how he arrived to the TV tapings without any idea as to if he was even going to be used that night. From there, he said, sometime in the afternoon is when the whole name discussion & gear ideas came about, “which is where I got that stupid singlet,” and said by that theory, it does not look like there was any direction at all. Then, as an example, he used Ron Killings (R. Truth), as he had six weeks of vignettes before his return to the WWE, “so when he finally came out people knew who he was.” He said instead of something like that, he was just thrown out there with a completely different name & look, and expected to make it work. “These guys are supposed to be pros, it’s a billion dollar company, and for them to just throw me out there like that, I think it was set up to fail.”

Chris answers if there was ever any talk of “repackaging” the Braden Walker character to something different after the first week or two, seeing as how it was not working out.

Chris said that he had multiple meetings with the WWE Creative Team, “people in Tampa,” among others, and gave them countless ideas which they were going to use until he got to the shows. When he asked about his ideas that they liked, he was told they were “going in a different direction,” which he said was obviously no direction at all. He added that there were multiple ideas thrown around, but none of them panned out.

Was anything was supposed to come out of the backstage segment we saw on ECW On Sci-Fi” with the now-current ECW Champion, Matt Hardy & Chris?

Chris said that from what he was told, they wanted to have Matt & Chris work a little feud with one another, but it was already thrown out the window the week after that first segment. “It was just an overall frustrating experience.”

Our POV:

How things turned out for Chris Harris in WWE sucks. Not only did Chris Harris’s stab at the big time not work out at all, but his short stint and in WWE has made him the butt of a few jokes. The only consolation we have for Chris is that “The Definitive Braden Walker 3 Disc DVD Trailer” is the kind of classic parady that will make his short stint in WWE legendary.

Check out Chris’ official website, www.WildCatChrisHarris.com. Bookers, feel free to contact Chris directly by e-mail at CatBookings@Yahoo.com.

(source gerweck.net)



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TNA Kevin Nash blogging from the hospital

tnamaximumimpact.jpegKevin Nash has been killing time in the hospital watching CSI: Miami, eating food he ‘wouldn’t feed to a dog’ and according to Nash, generally being a sulky, sarcastic “Big Grouchy.” Nash has been in the hospital for the last few days being treated for a sever infection in his left elbow. And somehow, inbetween all the fun, Nash managed to blog a little on his situation for tnawrestling.com.

Greetings from Charlotte, still.

I know I’ve only been in the airport, hotel and hospital since I’ve been here after arriving late Saturday afternoon, but I’ve run into some very nice people. The hospital staff is very nice, and one young brunette nurse is really a looker. Kinda tall Megan Fox-looking.

I have some sort of infection in my right elbow; the culture has not come back yet. The doctors have been treating it as MRSA. For those of you who do not know, MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant infection. A mutated superbug. Lucky me. Oh, by the way, did I tell you that I was operated on Monday afternoon. That’s surgery No. 27. After being cut on that many times, sometimes you forget, even if it was just Monday when I was operated on. (Editor’s note: Nash’s arm was cut open to drain blood due to massive swelling).

Don’t know when this will heal, depends on how my body reacts to the antibiotics. I have a gaping, open wound in my elbow, with the equivalent of a small ShopVac hooked up to it. I’m sure I’m paying 2-bills to rent that bad boy. When I go home, I’ll hook up the Black & Decker, and save the insurance company some money.

Hated missing the Pay-Per-View because I felt like the Mafia was just starting to get some momentum. But my left arm is OK, so I should be able to whack somebody at the next iMPACT events in Orlando.

Heard Kurt and Jeff had a great match; I look forward to watching that. I would like to continue on with this blog, but American Idol is upcoming. Can’t miss. I’ll blog more this week.

Nash …“The MRSA Man”

Oh MRSA, MRSA me … things ain’t like they used to be.

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UPDATE FROM NASH ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT:

Well the good news is: I’m getting the hell out of here. I’ve got the blueprints to the hospital, and I’m planning to break out on Thursday.

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone into full-on “Big Grouchy” mode. It never fails. They couldn’t get me out of here fast enough.

They had to put an actual “Danger: Sarcasm” sign on my door.

The only thing holding me up from leaving is the portable Wound-Vac, which I should receive tonight.

If you’re wondering what I did today … I watched about 75 episodes of CSI: Miami on A&E and some other syndicated garbage, ate food that I wouldn’t feed my dog and wondered why we didn’t have SpikeTV at the hospital.

If my math is correct, I’m now at Day 3 of not having soap OR water hit my body. My room has the pleasant smell of Axe bodyspray and ass.

The funk and the sarcasm is an incredible keep-out barrier because I think the nursing staff draws straws to see who MUST go in.

Just to think, I could be sitting in Dublin, having a beer with Kurt.

I guess the thing I’m most upset about is missing the European Tour. My family had already been conditioned for the fact that I was gonna be away from home for most of the month. And I was truly looking forward to wrestling for the fans in Europe. As always, there’s always next time.

To those of you who have somehow gotten my phone number and called me, thank you for waking me up. I’ve never understood the fascination of someone saying, “Hello,” and then someone hanging up.

At this point, I’ve re-gained my life, will soon be leaving the great state of North Carolina and back on the beach with my family.

If anything changes, I’ll update.

Idol Day 2 is soon. Take care,

Dr. Funkenstein, aka, Kevin Nash

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TNA Kurt Angle generates controversy before UK tour

tnamaximumimpact.jpegKurt knows that controversy sells tickets. Kurt apparently can’t be bothered to find out how much security costs.

TNA is headed for the United Kingdom for their biggest tour yet. One of the stops is Manchester, home of one of the world’s top soccer clubs – Manchester United. United’s biggest star, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo recently crashed his £200,000 – 300,000 in US dollars – Ferrari super car and Kurt wasted no time in responding to the incident.

Former TNA Heavyweight champion and Olympic Gold medalist Kurt Angle told British tabloid newspaper The Sun that the government should “detain Ronaldo” for the time he and the rest of the Main Event Mafia are in Manchester. “His inability to drive, combined with his natural weakness as a soccer player, would make navigating the United Kingdom far too risky for an international celebrity such as myself with a pathetic fool like that out on the streets.” Kurt went on to say. “Soccer is a girl’s game in the United States, and since we set the rules across the globe, Ronaldo should abandon the sissy English game and get in the six sided ring of TNA like a real American.”

Selling tickets is good. Selling tickets to soccer hooligans who want to kick your ass is…complicated.



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TNA iMPACT! Preview

tnamaximumimpact.jpegPREVIEW FOR THURSDAY’S HUGE “IMPACT!” BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV – THE AFTERMATH OF THE GENESIS PAY-PER-VIEW!

This Thursday night, TNA Wrestling returns to SpikeTV with two hours of Total Nonstop Action featuring the aftermath of Sunday’s Pay-Per-View event!

The below is an early preview of what to expect on the broadcast – card is subject to change!

Check back to TNAwrestling.com on Tuesday morning for an updated preview with more matches.

– What is the condition of TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett after being brutally beaten by Kurt Angle on Sunday night? “iMPACT!” will feature an update on Jarrett, as well as footage of what Angle did to him!

– Speaking of Angle, he will face off against “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles in the “iMPACT!” main event with Executive Shareholder Mick Foley as special referee!

– In a match to determine the #1 contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Championship, it will be Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed taking on Matt Morgan and Abyss

– The “Kongtourage” of Raisha Saeed, Rhaka Khan and Sojournor Bolt will take on Roxxi, ODB and Taylor Wilde

– Plus, more adventures of “The Governor” and The Beautiful People as Angelina Love and Velvet Sky prepare to visit the White House.

– Plus, news on the upcoming February 8 “Against All Odds” Pay-Per-View event, featuring your favorite TNA Superstars!

All this and much more this Thursday night at 9pm ET on SpikeTV



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TNA 2008 Genesis PPV Results

TNAWrestling Confidential brings you the results for TNA’s Genesis PPV. To view the results, just click on more.

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WWE signs “The World Warrior” LOW-KI

wwelogo21.jpegAssociated Press:
It is with great excitement that we announce “The World Warrior” LOW-KI has joined World Wrestling Entertainment! Speculation had been in circulation after he participated in a non televised match November 4, 2008. Nothing was confirmed or reported, since it was assumed that he was still contractually obligated to compete in New Japan Pro Wrestling and was the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion. After NJPW’s “Wrestle Kingdom” events, contract negotiations begin for the new year. Terms apparently were not agreed upon and in his debut match, LOW-KI was victorious, putting away Florida Championship Wrestling’s Trent Berretta with the “Warrior’s Way”. Words cannot describe the excitement we feel here and we would like to congratulate “The World Warrior” on his incredible success!

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Final Card for TNA “Genesis”

genesislogo.jpgTNA PRESENTS “GENESIS” LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW
THIS SUNDAY FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE (check out tnawrestling.com)

TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
“The War Machine” Rhino vs. (c) “The Icon” Sting

THE REMATCH
TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett vs. Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle

MICK FOLEY’S IN-RING RETURN
Mick Foley, AJ Styles & Brother Devon vs. Legends Champion Booker T, Kevin Nash and “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner

TNA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
Beer Money vs. Abyss & Matt Morgan vs. (c) Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed

TOURNAMENT FINAL TO CROWN A NEW X CHAMPION
Chris Sabin vs. Alex Shelley

TNA KNOCKOUT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – LUMBERJACK MATCH
Christy Hemme vs. (c) Awesome Kong

GRUDGE MATCH
Referee Shane Sewell vs. Sheik Abdul Bashir



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WWE announces 10% reduction in staff

wwelogo2.jpegWWE today announced a 10% reduction of its staff across all areas of its global operations. This reduction will result in annual savings of approximately $8 Million in compensation and benefit costs. Additionally. The Company will incur an approximate $3 Million one-time restructuring charge in the first quarter of 2009.

WWE had previously committed to implement stronger cost controls and claim that the staff reduction is consistent with their commitments, to implement stronger cost controls, increase earnings and margins and reduce its cost base by $20 million in 2009.

Along with staff and personnel, all today WWE has been reporting layoffs of recognizable talent. The list includes:

Kevin Thorn
Raw superstar D-Lo Brown
ECW Superstar Bam Neely
Keenan Quinn
Tim White
Val Venis
Mike Posey
Jimmy Korderas

Wrestling Confidential will report more on this news as it breaks.



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ECW Champion Matt Hardy posts on ‘The Wrestler’

hhh2.jpegMatt Hardy updated his posts on MySpace.

UPDATED 1/5

Finally.. I’m back, HA! We had a blast at Shane’s on New Year’s Eve, we did it up right yo! The party ended around 7 a.m. and I ended up in bed around 8:30 a.m. I gotta do something about this lack of sleeping issue. The next day I was trying to catch up on real-life things and ended up going to bed in the wee hours of the night again.. And had to get up and catch a flight to Fort Lauderdale to go to work the next day, UGH! Everything turned out alright though, I even got to see my friend Eric Rob, the guy who is responsible for the actually Hardy Show website. After the show, I planned on getting a quick bite to eat, and then getting a decent night’s sleep because I had to fly to New Orleans at 7:30 a.m. the next morning. Didn’t happen, HAHA! I ended up going straight to the airport and sleeping on the plane, landing in New Orleans, and then driving 202 miles to Lake Charles, LA, where the show was that night. I immediately checked in to a beloved Hampton and got in a 3 hour power nap. And still walked out as the ECW Champ after a successful title defense. I’m a very lucky guy, a large percentage of people would probably sacrifice a limb to lead my life, LOL! But to be fair, I’ve busted my ass for years to have the opportunity to lead this crazy lifestyle. And although I sometimes bitch, but.. I love it!

I’m maxin’ (yes, I said maxin’) in the Hampton in Baton Rouge right now, enjoying a little down time. I just watched The Wrestler tonight. All I can say is WOW, it’s an amazing piece of cinema that you will feel. Whether it’s good or bad, you will feel it. I can think of several 80’s performers that fit a similar mold. One thing I can say though, regardless of what anyone says, the business has evolved. The guys and gals are so much more intelligent and responsible in this day and age then they were in the 80’s/early 90’s. And that’s a good thing. A very good thing.

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