Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Tuesday

TNA Impact is going to be good this coming week-I've taken a glance at the spoilers, and the new titles are shown, it's announced that people will be facing off for the opportunity to be in the King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary, and Antonio Inoki shows up stating that in June there will be a talent exchange between his promotion and TNA.

On a side note, the new TNA World Championship will be unveiled tonight on TNAwrestling.com's webcast of "TNA Today", with the new Tag Titles and X Division Titles being unveiled Wed. and Thurs. on the show. Also on the show this week will be exclusive interviews with Antonio Inoki, Scott Steiner, Robert Roode and more!

For those who haven't heard, RVD will not be re-signing with WWE. The determining factor was NOT the animosity between himself and head of talent relations-John Laurinitis-it was a few different reasons. First off, RVD is doing well financially, and is getting burnt out on the heavy travel schedule with WWE and enjoys being home in California. He stated that he was misled as to how ECW would be brought back and presented; he also stated that he felt like he was singled out for drug use and was made an example of, when there are many other wrestlers in WWE who use drugs recreationally. He stated that he would like to work in Japan, but has yet to make any mention of TNA.

ROH has announced a second PPV taping that will be taking place on June 23 at Frontier Fieldhouse, in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. Tickets are on sale now at ROHwrestling.com. On the show you'll see:

Bryan Danielson vs. KENTA. One more big match has been signed. A grudge tag team bout will pit ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico. If The Briscoes are still champions, the belts will be on the line. Also signed for June 23rd in Chicago are:

-ROH World Champion Takeshi Morishima
-No Remorse Corps of Roderick Strong, Davey Richards & Rocky Romero
-Naomichi Marufuji
-The Resilience of Matt Cross & Erick Stevens
-Brent Albright
-BJ Whitmer
-Adam Pearce with Shane Hagadorn
-Chris Hero with Larry Sweeney & Tank Toland
-Jimmy Rave
-Matt Sydal
-Nigel McGuinness
-Claudio Castagnoli
-Jimmy Jacobs & Lacey
-Plus more to be added!!!

WWE has reported the following PPV buy rates:

New Year's Revolution did 220,000 PPV buys worldwide
Royal Rumble did 491,000 buys
No Way Out did 218,000 buys
Wrestlemania 23 did approx. 1,200,000 PPV buys

Matches that have been recently added to the Judgement Day ppv this Sunday are Carlito v. Ric Flair, and Randy Orton v. Shawn Michaels

Tonight on ECW:

Bobby Lashley will take on Elijah Burke, Marcus Cor Von and Matt Striker in a 3 on 1 handicapped match

It's being teased that Vince McMahon will "mess with the legacy of ECW" even more tonight

It's also being teased that we'll see more unfold between CM Punk and The New Breed

ECW is on Sci Fi tonight at 10 pm!

EWF presents "Head Gamez" this Saturday, May 19!
At the EWF Arena on 3400 S. Adams in Marion, IN. Bell Time is 7:30 PM.
former WWE Star AL SNOW will be in action!

Also, scheduled To Appear:

EWF Champion Osyris, Midwestern Champion Nate Pheonix, Bob (1/2 Tag Champs), Just Justin, Big Ric Cannon, Sami Callihan, Louis Linaris, Locked N' Loaded, Andy Santos, Fallen Dragon, Damian Michaels, Hank Calhoun, Wildman Rogers, and more to be announced!

Ticket prices: VIP Ringside $15.00, General Admission $12.00, Kids 5 and under are free

VIP includes Early Admission, Special Meet & Greet with Al Snow Saturday, June 2: 2007 X8 Champion Tank Toland, Seth Skyfire. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance

Visit us online at www.EWFArena.com