In a press release today, TNA has confirmed the location and date for the 2015 edition of their “Bound for Glory” event. The event will take place at the Cabarrus Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will happen on October 4. The following is the full text of the press release regarding the event, which will take place live on pay per view as well.
It has been revealed today that MVP is no longer under TNA contract. MVP took to Twitter and posted that the two sides have parted ways.
MVP was involved with the last batch of television tapings as a part of the Beat Down Clan. Given that Hernandez was involved in those segments, they will not be airing on television because of Hernandez being contractually obligated to Lucha Underground. With that being the case, we probably have seen the last of MVP on Impact Wrestling.
John Gaburick also addressed MVP leaving the company with a tweet as well.
It appears the parting is mutual, and MVP has made reference on Twitter that he will be surveying the scene before deciding what his next wrestling option will be.
You’ll have to excuse me for keeping this brief.
Last week’s TNA Impact was a mess of epic proportions, and aside from boring me to tears, it over-exposed the new champion. This week was different, but I don’t know if it was necessarily better.
Editor in Chief Drew Koscelek stops by with this Thursday edition of Around the Ring w/ Ring Rap. Topics in this podcast include:
- Kurt Angle Undergoing Additional Surgery
- Ryback Out of Battleground due to infection
- TNA’s Legal Issues with Hernandez and Lucha Underground
- Quick thoughts on the opening segment of TNA Impact
- …plus more!
We welcome your feedback! Let us know what you like and what you’d like to hear!
Kurt Angle’s management team put out a message on Twitter yesterday informing fans that Angle was required to undergo a second surgery related to the removal of a tumor in his neck. They found a large buildup of fluid on his spinal cord, which had the potential to be fatal, so they operated immediately. They expect Angle to make a full recovery.
We wish Kurt the best in a speedy recovery.
Drew Koscelek has been poking, prodding, and bugging Dru Atanacio to join him on Ring Rap Audio for a long time, and finally it’s happened. With Bill Wentz on assignment (destroying the competition with his truck), this was the perfect time to bring Dru onto the show.
So, this episode serves as an introduction of sorts. Drew asks Dru how he discovered pro-wrestling, what some of his favorites were growing up, what he thinks about the current product, and what he likes in pro-wrestling today.
It’s a fantastic conversation that spans the 90s through the current product, and covers ground from WWF, WCW, ECW, Ring of Honor, TNA, WWE, NXT, PWG, and lots more.
Please download and enjoy episode 167 of Ring Rap Audio, and let us know what you think!
We are back for another episode of TNA Impact Wrestling. Last week, Ethan Carter III defeated Kurt Angle to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. It was a very good match, complaints about kicking out of finishers aside. EC3 is our new champ. The EC3 Era begins tonight.
Happy Independence Day! To those of you listening in the United States, July 4th is a day of celebration, fireworks, cookouts, and kicking back with a few cold ones. Enjoy!
Bill and Drew are hard at work to bring you some audio pleasure for your holiday weekend, and they take a look at WWE, TNA, and ROH’s champions, discuss their strengths, weaknesses, and overall where they stand in the company.
Also, Bill and Drew discuss WWE’s Beast in the East, and take a look at the pros and cons of the card, which airs live from Tokyo, Japan, on the WWE Network on July 4th at 5:30am.
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.
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 email@example.com. Roode’s video is posted below.