Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Saturday

Billboard's Top Ten Recreational Sports DVDs

1 MLB: World Series 07: Colorado Rockies Vs. Boston Red Sox
2 WWE: The Triumph And Tragedy Of World Class Championship Wrestling
3 WWE: John Cena: My Life
4 WWE: The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak & Triumph
5 MLB: The Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series Collector's
6 NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins: 10 Greatest Games
7 WWE: Rey Mysterio: The Biggest Little Man
8 WWE: Wrestlemania 23
9 NFL: Favre 4 Ever
10 Ultimate Fighter: Season 1

ECW on Christmas night got a 0.9 cable rating.

Footage from Thursday night's event in Quebec is now online at TNAwrestling.com.

Last Saturday's iMPACT! replay did a 0.5 rating.

According to Mike Johnson Pat Kenney aka Simon Diamond has recently been in charge of running the TNA house shows.

Abyss vs Judas Mesias has been offically added to the Final Resolution PPV.

The reason WWE switched the outcome of the Triple H-Jeff Hardy result at the Armageddon was due to Trips preferring to get his title shot at Wrestlemania, rather than at the Royal Rumble.

There are rumors once again suggesting that WWE has interest in CMLL stand out Místico. Mistico is working an insane schedule in Mexico, and while WWE’s schedule is demanding, Mistico would actually wrestle less if under contract to World Wrestling Entertainment.

ESPN ranked the Benoit family tragedy as the No. 44 sports moment of the year.

In a bit of disgusting news, it's being reported that Hustler magazine will have nude photos of Nancy Benoit in an upcoming issue. Leave it to Hustler to not have any tact.

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We will not be featuring "The Open Mic" anymore-for right now anyways-and will just leave the focus of opt. 3 for "The Hotseat", so that we can bring you more great interviews. Thanks once again to Rodney & Robert Rush for their help with opt. 3!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Sunday

TNA has added yet another event to their January schedule. They will be in Austin, TX on 1/10 at the Travis County Expo Center. Tickets are on sale now at www.gettix.net. With 10 live events in January it will be the biggest touring month in the promotions 5 1/2 year history.

TNA Knockout Christy Hemme's band "Hemme" will be playing at the Easy Rider convention on 1/5 at the Pamona Fairplex in Los Angeles, CA.

TNA will be releasing a Best of 2007 DVD some time during the 1st quarter of 2008. The DVD will be TNA's first ever 2 disc release and will feature the 10 best matches of 07, moments of the year, comments from TNA stars on 2007, a photo gallery, easter eggs and more.

Senshi's bio was removed from TNAwrestling.com several days ago but it is now back up.

TNA's action figure line by Marvel Toys isn't done for just yet. There will be at least 2 more single pack series (9 and 10) released as well as another set of collectors edition figures with Kurt Angle and Christopher Daniels and Bash N Brawlers featuring AJ Styles and Rhino. After those items are out in 2008 the fate of the line is up in the air. TNA's deal with Marvel runs through the end of 09 but Marvel Toys is in very bad shape financhally at this point.

Gamestop / EB Games still doesn't have a firm release date for the TNA iMPACT! Video Game. They are telling customers that it is likely to be released sometime between April and July.

The Best of Jeff Jarrett DVD is still on hold until Jarrett returns to TV which isn't scheduled to happen anytime soon.

It's being reported that former TNA wrestler, and Puerto Rico star, Apollo, has signed a developmental deal with WWE.

Believe it or not, Scott Hall did NOT no show a wrestling show. Hall, who recently no showed a TNA PPV and weekend shows in Puerto Rico, actually wrestled on Friday in Pontiac, Michigan, for Juggalo Championship Wrestling. Hall teamed up with Violent J (ICP) and Nosawa in the main event to beat the Thomaselli brothers. Also on the show, Jimmy Jacobs defeated Zach Gowen (when Scott D'Amore interfered).

One of the main reason’s the direction of the Ric Flair angle has changed from the original concept is due to the fact that the Nature Boy has his supports and detractors in the company.
There are those in the company that don't want Flair beating top stars on his way out.

Matt Borne was Doink the Clown on last week's anniversary Raw show.

In a little bit of a funny note, Playboy.com has a poll up where you can vote for the top WWE Diva cover, and Christy Hemme, now a TNA Knockout of course, is in the lead.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Monday

Despite Hulk Hogan acting that he was surprised about wife Linda filing for divorce, sources close to the situtation have said Hulk was aware of the filing for some time.

- Hogan knew the divorce filing was coming for a month before the official filing.

- Mark Madden reported that the biggest problem that led to the divorce involved Brooke's singing career. Hogan has sunk alot of money into promoting Brooke. Despite spening millions with little success, Linda was in favor of sinking more money into their daughter's push.

- Jimmy Hart has been trying to convince Hogan to come back for Wrestlemania. Of course, the natural connection is that Hogan is doing "The American Gladiators" on NBC, so they could do a cross-promotional vechile on USA.

- The Graziano lawsuit is expected to be filed in the spring.

It was previously reported that Scott Hall missed the Turning Point PPV due to depression. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that Hall was depressed over his family situation, particularly that he doesn't get to see his children enough or at all. He openly complained that money didn't matter if he couldn't see his kids.

- No one talked to Hall after he left the food poisoning message. Kevin Nash was last in communication with Hall late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.

- The tentative booking plan had Hall and Nash reuniting as a tag team. As we also previously noted, TNA doesn't have any future plans to use Hall from this point forward.

- At the same meeting Senshi was granted his release, Ron Killings also asked and was received his release. Killings is expected to work full-time with AAA starting in February. Senshi is likely to return to Pro Wrestling NOAH, and could receive booking offers from AAA.

Tonight is the BIG RAW 15th anniversary show, and it sounds like it's gonna be good! You're going to get to see Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, an Evolution reunion-which doesn't really make sense storyline-wise-Sunny, Eric Bischoff, and many more stars from RAW's past!

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Thursday

Be sure to check out opt. 3 for a new segment of The Hotseat, hosted by Mr. Robert Rush! Also, give me your feedback on what you think of Robert's partner in crime-Rodney Rush! There should also be another new person starting on opt. 1 next week-this person has a ton of experience in reporting wrestling news, and has rubbed elbows with some of the biggest names in the business-so stay tuned!

Video Sales - Recreational Sports DVD
Billboard Magazine, Issue Date: 2007-12-15

1 WWE: John Cena: My Life (Second Week at #1)
2 WWE: Rey Mysterio: The Biggest Little Man
3 NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins: 10 Greatest Games
4 UFC 73: Stacked
5 WWE: No Mercy 2007
6 MLB: World Series 07: Colorado Rockies Vs. Boston Red Sox
7 TNA: The History Of TNA: Year 1 (DEBUT)
8 2001 FedEx Orange Bowl National Championship
9 WWE: Wrestlemania 23
10 Ultimate Fighter: Season 1

According to reports, Samoa Joe apologized for his Turning Point PPV promo.

At this point, TNA hasn't expressed an interest in obtaining the services of former WWE superstar Chris Masters.

Chris Sabin stated in a radio interview over the weekend that TNA bookers were resistant to the idea of forming the Motor City Machine Guns. He also said they would like to work with Joey Mercury and Johnny Swinger.

Former Nascar driver Hermie Sadler has joined the TNA announce team-although I'm not sure why? I know he does broadcasting with Nascar, but I could've sworn that he had a falling out with TNA that ended the business relationship with his UWF promoting TNA branded shows. Oh well eh?

The "Road to Turning Point" special did a .3 rating.

- The Saturday iMPACT! replay did a .4 rating.

- Use the discount code TNAWD at ShopTNA.com and get 15% off each of your next two orders.

- Bound for Glory 07 will be released nationwide on DVD this Tuesday 12/11.

- TNA will tape two more episodes of iMPACT! this Monday and Tuesday in Orlando, FL.

- New TNA iMPACT! game footage will be shown at the Video Game awards this Sunday night at 9pm est on Spike TV.

Luna Vachon will be retiring from active wrestling-keywords ACTIVE WRESTLING-at an independent event called "Blizzard Brawl". It's good that she added that catch 22 phrase in there "active" wrestling, as nobody ever really fully retires from wrestling.

TNA Impact Spoilers:

(1) LAX d. Black Reign & Relik.

- After the match Rave & Hoyt attacked LAX and beat them down.

(2) ODB d. Gail Kim in a non-title match.

- Awesome Kong came to the ring and brawled with Kim until security broke it up.

- The Angle alliance came to the ring and offered Robert Roode & Christian Cage a spot in the group. They gave them until the end of the show to accept.

(3) Christopher Daniels d. Senshi with his Feast or Fired case on the line. Elix Skipper was the referee and clearly favored Daniels in the match. After the match was over Skipper and Daniels beat down Senshi and kicked him out of Triple X.

(4) Team 3D & Johnny Devine d. Jay Lethal & The Motorcity Machine Guns in a ladder match with Lethal's X Title hanging above the ring.

- Christian Cage & Robert Roode made their way to the ring. They called out The Angle Alliance and accepted their offer to join them. This brings out Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash, Kaz, Booker T and Eric Young who challenge them to a 10 man tag at Final Resolution. They accept but for tonight instead of the PPV. Sharmell and Karen Angle then get into a cat fight.

(5) Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash, Kaz, Booker T & Eric Young d. Christian Cage, Kurt Angle, Tomko, AJ Styles & Robert Roode.

- After the match Roode and Angle turned on Cage and beat him down. Styles tried to break it up and Tomko just walked off.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

TNA Impact Spoilers for 12/13!

- Backstage Kurt Angle tells Tomko & AJ Styles they must choose sides.

(1) Scott Steiner d. BG James, Petey Williams and Christopher Daniels.

- Jermy Borash tells Steiner he can choose which case he wants. He takes Petey's and an X Divison title shot is inside. Petey gets Steiner's case an a World Title shot is inside. BG opens his case an a tag title shot is inside. Daniels has the final case. He opens it up and inside is the fired slip. He starts to crys as he walks away.

(2) Kaz d. Rellick.

- After the match Rellick & Reign beat down Kaz and put Misty The Rat on him.

- Jim Mitchell calls out Abyss which ends up being a trap. Judas Mesias returns and bloodies Abyss.

(3) Booker T d. Chris Harris.

(4) Jay Lethal d. Johnny Devine.

(5) Robert Roode & Kurt Angle d. Christian Cage in a 2 on 1 match.

- After the match Roode and Angle beat down Christian. Styles came close to making the save but backed away with a confused look on his face.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

TNA Impact Spoilers for this Thursday

The second hour of this show will go head to head with ECW.

(1) LAX d. Black Reign & Relik.

- After the match Rave & Hoyt attacked LAX and beat them down.

(2) ODB d. Gail Kim in a non-title match.

- Awesome Kong came to the ring and brawled with Kim until security broke it up.

- The Angle alliance came to the ring and offered Robert Roode & Christian Cage a spot in the group. They gave them until the end of the show to accept.

(3) Christopher Daniels d. Senshi with his Feast or Fired case on the line. Elix Skipper was the referee and clearly favored Daniels in the match. After the match was over Skipper and Daniels beat down Senshi and kicked him out of Triple X.

(4) Team 3D & Johnny Devine d. Jay Lethal & The Motorcity Machine Guns in a ladder match with Lethal's X Title hanging above the ring.

- Christian Cage & Robert Roode made their way to the ring. They called out The Angle Alliance and accepted their offer to join them. This brings out Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash, Kaz, Booker T and Eric Young who challenge them to a 10 man tag at Final Resolution. They accept but for tonight instead of the PPV. Sharmell and Karen Angle then get into a cat fight.

(5) Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash, Kaz, Booker T & Eric Young d. Christian Cage, Kurt Angle, Tomko, AJ Styles & Robert Roode.

- After the match Roode and Angle turned on Cage and beat him down. Styles tried to break it up and Tomko just walked off.

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Smackdown Spoilers

Teddy Long announced he is in charge with Vickie Guerrero out. He announces MVP vs. Mysterio for Armageddon for he U.S. title. Edge complained that Long stripped him of the title when he was injured. Edge brought up Kane injuring him so Long made Edge vs. Kane as the TV main

Miz & Morrison b Jesse & Festus once again pinning Jesse

Batista b Elijah Burke with the Batista bomb

Noble hits on McCool. They agree if Noble can beat Palumbo one more time, McCool has to go on a date with Noble

Noble b Palumbo when McCool's attempt to distract Noble backfired. Palumbo then turned on McCool for agreeing to the stip, plus he was tired of being just friends with her.

VIP Loung with Michael Hayes, to plug the World Class DVD. Hayes talked about people have to live with the consequences they take as he's one of the few people from that era still alive. MVP and Hayes ended up going back-and-forth and Hayes can talk with the best of them ever. They brought up Hayes being friends with the Hardys and Hayes cut a promo for Matt's return and for Mysterio. It ended with MVP attacking Hayes, and Hayes made a comeback briefly but MVP laid him out with the playmaker, with Mysterio making the save

Hornswoggle tried to drive Deuce & Domino's car. They confronted him but Finlay played big brother with the shillelagh and nothing happened. Hornswoggle broke the antenna of their car after Finlay told him to and dared them to do anything

Finlay b Deuce with a shillelagh shot after Hornswoggle used a fire extinguisher on Cherry and Domino. Khali destroyed Finlay after the match with the squeeze

Kane b Edge via DQ when Edge brought a chair in the ring. Big brawl after with Edge setting up to hit Kane wiht a chair when Batista ran in. Lights out and then Undertaker hit the ring. Undertaker went to choke slam Edge but Batista speared Undertaker first. Undertaker recovered from it and choke slammed Batista

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ECW Spoilers for Thursday

Dark match
Charles Evans b Chavo Guerrero

Miz & Morrison b Major Brothers in a non-title match when Morrison pinned one of them

Kofi Kingston debut video. Caribbean babyface character with comedy overtoes

C.M. Punk has to make a decision whether he faces V or Henry. He says it's a lose-lose so he'll let Matt Striker make the call.

Balls Mahoney & Kelly Kelly b Kenny Dykstra & Victoria when Balls pinned Kelly

Shelton Benjamin b Jimmy Wang Yang in a squash

Kevin Thorn b Jeff Lewis in a squash

Striker flips a coin and it ends up as Punk vs. Henry. Punk finally got on an offensive roll when V interfered for the DQ. Kane made the save. Kane & Punk vs. Henry & V at Armageddon

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Monday, December 03, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Monday

There should be a new person starting on opt. 1 sometime this week. Hopefully everyone will give them a warm welcome!

TNA Turning Point Results:

Scott Hall did miss the ppv last night, as it's being rumored he called in claiming he had food poisoning. Hmm.

- Team 3D & Johnny Devine defeated The Motor City Machineguns & TNA X Division Champion Jay "Black Machismo" Lethal in a Six Man Tag Team Tables Match.

- Angelina Love & Velvet Sky defeated ODB & Roxxi Laveaux.

- Eric Young defeated James Storm.

- Petey Williams, BG James, Senshi & Scott Steiner won the "Feast or Fired" Match.

- Gail Kim defeated Awesome Kong via DQ; Kim retains the TNA Women's Championship.

- Abyss & Raven defeated Black Reign & Rellik in a 10,000 Tacks Match.

- Booker T & Kaz defeated Christian Cage & Robert Roode.

Samoa Joe cut a promo before the main event-not sure if it was a shoot or not-but sounds like it was pretty shoot-esque, as he was calling out Scott Hall, and complaining about the guys that come to TNA just for the money, as opposed to the guys that come out every night and bust their butts, trying to work their way up.

- Samoa Joe, Eric Young & Kevin Nash defeated The Angle Alliance (TNA World Champion Kurt Angle & TNA World Tag Team Champions AJ Styles & Tomko) in a Six Man Tag Team Match.

As of the weekend, there was no Sting update. Apparently he was telling people a few months ago that he wouldn't resign with TNA, but TNA still feels they can keep him in the fold.

Harry "D.H." Smith spent part of his 30-day WWE suspension at Lance Storm's wrestling school in Calgary. Smith worked a few matches with Storm's students. Chris Jericho was recently there working off his ring rust.

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