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Top TNA Talent Posts Video to YouTube Stating He Will Appear at Global Force Wrestling Tapings

Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion and multi-time tag team champion Bobby Roode posted a video to YouTube yesterday stating that he will be working at the Global Force Wrestling tapings in Las Vegas, NV.  The first taping will take place on July 24.  Roode points out in the video that he will be taking place in the Global Force Wrestling Title tournament.

This is interesting in that Roode is still under contract with TNA.  One can only assume that this is related to whatever arrangements that Jeff Jarrett and TNA have worked out regarding possible talent exchanges and such.

The taping in Las Vegas will be held at The Orleans Arena.  If you are going to the taping and want to send a report, drop me a line at bwentz@ring-rap.com.  Roode’s video is posted below.

Source:  ProWrestling.net

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Wentz’s Blog: The Buzzards Aren’t Following Bray Wyatt Right Now

I am stuck in a conundrum regarding the character that is Bray Wyatt.

Nearly two years ago now, WWE introduced us to the dark and creepy feeling Wyatt Family. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper joined Bray on the main roster, but it was Bray who instantly grabbed the audience. The NXT call-up was something we hadn’t seen since the early days of the Undertaker.

Wyatt’s unique promo style works. He single-handedly built up the Wrestlemania 31 match that he had with Undertaker. The Deadman never appeared on TV, nor did he say a word in that time, yet Wyatt managed to create interest in a match most had written off. Because of his style, Wyatt creates a feeling with his promos that many wrestlers cannot.

Another key point to Wyatt is his in-ring skill set. Wyatt lacks the prototypical chiseled body type WWE looks for. Yet he possesses solid athleticism and has developed mannerisms that seem to be a mix of his own creation and borrowing from other wrestlers across other promotions as well.

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Chris Mordetzky on Working with GFW, Nearly Signing with TNA, Life After WWE, and more

Chris Mordetzky, formerly known as Chris Masters in WWE, sat down with PWMania.com to discuss a number of topics, including Global Force Wrestling, TNA, and WWE.  Here are a few highlights:

His time in WWE and post-WWE: From 2011 on I made it my goal whether push or no push whatever it was. I was on Superstars and I was given a lot of time then and my goal was just to prove the neigh sayers wrong and be a good in-ring worker and not just a body. To try and give WWE basically make them use me. If they weren’t going to use me, I was going to make them use me. I was going out there every night and used it as fuel. I’m going to be that damn good. I worked my a** off and everything started coming together, I really started getting it and anybody that’s seen my work from 2011 pretty much on will tell you and vouch for that fact. Even CM Punk said in the promo where he was quote unquote shooting, that I’m not the same guy that most people remember at least not from back in my earlier run, now I can go and I can go with anybody it doesn’t matter who it is. I’m looking forward to this opportunity with Global Force Wrestling because I think it will be a good platform working a lot internationally, I’ve had some of the best matches of my career over in the UK and Europe and now being with Jarrett I understand it’s Global Force but we’re kicking things off here domestically. It’s good for wrestling fans who want to see me out here to see me doing something and get that exposure and have that platform. Continue reading

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Ring Rap Audio: 06/27/15 – An in-depth discussion about TNA: What is Jeff Jarrett really doing there? Do they have a future in the industry? What is the next step? Why is talent leaving? Plus more!

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It’s been a month since the last episode of Ring Rap Audio, due to circumstances out of the control of both Drew and Bill.  But, now that internet has been restored, the show is back, albeit with a bit of a format change.

Going forward, Ring Rap Audio records and airs on Saturdays, and will be more conversational and opinion driven.  We really enjoyed recording this new format, and we hope you do as well.

And what a topic it was, with TNA being a major driver in the news these days.  Jeff Jarrett is back for (at least) one more match.  Talent is leaving the company in droves.  Paychecks are still late.  Is it a sinking ship?  Or is there still hope?

Join Bill and Drew in an hour of discussion, and let us know your thoughts on the topic at hand.  We would love to get this conversation going with our listeners.  Let us know what you think and we’ll discuss it on the air.

And, be sure to tune in to our shorter, more frequent news podcast, Around the Ring with Ring Rap! (iTunes | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS)

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TNA Impact Results for 07/08/15 (Spoilers)

TNA taped a round of matches for some upcoming episodes of the program.  Below are the spoilers for the show airing on July 8th, 2015, plus some additional dates.  There are some major spoilers in this update, so please do not read on if you do not want to read spoilers.

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TNA Impact Results for 07/01/15 (Spoilers)

TNA taped a round of matches for some upcoming episodes of the program.  Below are the spoilers for the show airing on July 1st, 2015.  There are some major spoilers in this update, so please do not read on if you do not want to read spoilers.

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Jeff Jarrett Comments on his Return to TNA

Jeff Jarrett gave an interview to TNA’s cameras backstage after his announcement to return for one more match.

Jarrett talks about the emotions he’s feeling for “one more match” and says he’s excited about Sunday.  He does talk about Global Force Wrestling quite a bit too, so it’s clear TNA is on board with whatever he’s saying.

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Low Ki Parts Ways with TNA Wrestling

Low Ki announced on Twitter today that he would be leaving TNA Wrestling.

He was involved in the X-Division Match on last night’s broadcast, and with the reintroduction of Hernandez to the mix, it seemed as if the Beat Down Clan was once again four members.  Seems that is not the case, unfortunately.

It will be interesting to see what Low Ki’s next step is, be it Ring of Honor, another round in WWE, or something overseas.

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Around the Ring with Ring Rap: 06/25/2015 – Thoughts on Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett returning to TNA, WWE NXT, and More!

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After a three week hiatus, Ring-Rap.com Editor in Chief Drew Koscelek returns to Around the Ring with Ring Rap!  Topics on the show include:

  • Where has Drew been?
  • Thoughts on Jay Lethal winning the Ring of Honor World Championship
  • Jeff Jarrett returning to TNA
  • WWE NXT
  • …plus more!

We welcome your feedback!  Let us know what you like and what you’d like to hear!

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The WWE NXT Report: 06/24/15 – Balor vs. Rhyno, The Hype Bros, Dana Brooke, Enzo & Cass, plus more!

The show opens up to HHH on top of the ramp with the whole NXT roster. He talks about Dusty Rhodes’ passing, saying Dusty called them their NXT kids and said everyone there, would be his NXT family. He wanted everyone there to honor the American Dream, Dusty Rhodes. Traditional bell ringing is being heard.

NXT Video Intro Hits

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