There is a lot of speculation surrounding Samoa Joe who recently signed a WWE deal which allows him to make several Ring of Honor TV appearances. Now that ROH has a cable deal with Destination America, WWE may try and sign him to an exclusive deal and have him pull out those upcoming appearances. This could be a same-case scenario for Rhyno and other talents.
Joe is scheduled for the June 20th ROH TV tapings, teaming with AJ Styles to face Kazarian and Daniels.
Rusev was spotted after last night's SmackDown tapings in Wilkes-Barre, PA sitting in a wheel chair with a brace on his leg. Correspondents from the event sent word that Rusev may have injured his ankle during his match against Ryback. The match ended abruptly with Ryback getting the win by disqualification when Rusev sent Ryback head first into the ring post.
Following the match, trainers came down to aid Rusev and help him to the backstage area. Rusev is scheduled for Sunday's Intercontinental title Elimination Chamber match. We will keep you updated with his status when more information as it becomes available.
Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff spoke with Bill Apter of 1Wrestling.com about today’s story of ROH TV being broadcast on Destination America. Koff had the following to say about ROH leading into TNA every week:
“Not only is it three hours of wrestling, but it’s two different styles of wrestling. I’m from the TV business, lead in and lead out is really important and I can’t think of a better neighbor for ROH to have.”
Several TNA talents have been sending out Tweets mentioning the news of Ring of Honor coming to Destination America. According to PWInsider, this is something that TNA is doing on their own and not something that Destination America had ask them to do.
There is no working relationship between the two companies and this is not something that two companies came up with together.
According to PWInsider, the Ring of Honor episodes that will air on Destination America will be the same series that is owned and distributed by Sinclair Broadcasting. The episodes will first debut over the weekend for Sinclair affiliates and then air the following Wednesday on Destination America.
Ring of Honor's relationship with Destination America has been something in the works for several months now. Destination America wants to be the "destination" for professional wrestling.
Mike Johnson reports that ROH will be seen weekly through at least the end of the year, possibly longer.
Dixie Carter Talent Conference Call And DA Exclusivity Deal Notes
TNA held a conference call shortly after the news broke that Destination America has signed Ring Of Honor to a 26 week season run. Dixie Carter was there to directly answer questions from the talent and comment on the recent Destination America rumors and ROH topics.
Dixie reiterated and assured wrestlers that TNA is in good standing with Destination America and that the company is planning well ahead into the 2016 season. She did mention that all television deals have an cancellation clause but said she would not go into detail about it due to legal reasons.
Carter also addressed late pay issues and Destination America’s ROH deal.
For those asking why TNA never entered an exclusivity deal with Discovery Networks, word I received is that there was never one on the discussion table because Discovery Networks already airs pro wrestling events from other promotions internationally.
TNA Officials have commented publicly on Ring Of Honor joining Destination America.
Destination America has announced that Ring Of Honor will begin airing on the network starting Wednsday June 3, the same day Impact is set to move. Below is their press release
DESTINATION AMERICA BRINGS MORE ACTION TO THE RING ACQUIRING THE RIGHTS TO RING OF HONOR’S WEEKLY TELEVISION PROGRAMMING
(Silver Spring, Md.) –Destination America announced today that it has signed a national broadcast deal with professional wrestling league RING OF HONOR, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., bringing one of the most respected wrestling organizations to the only network dedicated to all-American entertainment. Destination America is now the one-two-punch to professional wrestling, adding RING OF HONOR (ROH) to its line-up after launching IMPACT WRESTLING in early 2015. RING OF HONOR has been delivering top wrestling matches for ten years with captivating hard-hitting stars such as Jay & Mark Briscoe, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, The Young Bucks, Maria Kanellis, Adam Cole and Jay Lethal. Destination America will pack on the action beginning Wednesday June 3 with the series premiere of RING OF HONOR at 8/7c leading into brand new premieres of IMPACT WRESTLING at 9/8c.
“With the electric and intense matches that RING OF HONOR provides, Destination America is the network for fans to get an entire evening of jaw-dropping entertainment on Wednesday nights,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “RING OF HONOR showcases tenacity, athleticism and passion and it serves as the place where America’s favorite wrestling stars are born.”
“We are very excited to be partnering with Destination America for the broader distribution of the ROH programming,” commented Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer – Ring of Honor Wrestling. “ROH will now reach an additional 57 million households including those in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and other large cities where Ring of Honor is not currently airing. ROH has a loyal fan base and is one of the fastest growing major wrestling franchises in the country. With this great partnership with Destination America, we can continue to expand our footprint and reach while producing entertaining, original content and continuing to provide wrestling fans some of the best wrestling content available.
RING OF HONOR will premiere on Wednesday, June 3 leading into IMPACT WRESTLING, making Destination America the home for wrestling every Wednesday evening. The first match will feature the Briscoe Brothers, Mark and Jay, as they face off with the House of Truth in the main event. Also catch athletes of New Japan Pro Wrestling battle it out with the RING OF HONOR stars and follow former NFL lineman Moose compete against BJ Whitmer.
Since launching in 2012, Destination America has become one of cable’s top fastest-growing networks, and continues to earn telecast ratings records among key series. In 2015 to date, Destination America has acquired over 50 million unique viewers. With top series that explore unique American cultures and ways of life – including Paranormal Survivor, Hillbilly Blood, Buying the Bayou, and BBQ Pitmasters – Destination America’s programming spans the nation from Alaska, Hawaii and Colorado to Louisiana, West Virginia and communities in between. To find Destination America, go to destinationamerica.com/watchda.”
Shelton Benjamin has been added to the list of talent confirmed for Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling. Here is the updated roster:
* Jeff Jarrett * Karen Jarrett * Shelton Benjamin * The Young Bucks * Chael Sonnen * Scott Hall * Jim Cornette * PJ Black * Thea Trinidad * Karl Anderson * Doc Gallows * Sonjay Dutt * Lance Hoyt * Davey Boy Smith, Jr. * Moose * George T. Murdoch, f.k.a. Brodus Clay * Luke Hawx * Andrew Everett * Takaaki Watanabe * Trent Baretta * Seiya Sanada * New Heavenly Bodies * Jimmy Rave * Jigsaw * Jamin Olivencia * The Hotshots * Cliff Compton * Chuck Taylor * Lei'D Tapa
Cornette has said that the animosity from the Bucks stemmed from his review of their match at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in January. Following a dust-up on Twitter, he was briefly blocked by the tandem on the social media platform.
"They blocked me on Twitter! They blocked me! I've never been so insulted," Cornette joked on In Your Head Wrestling Radio in January. "No... I've been in riots. I've had a couple dozen people in my life try to kill and the Young Bucks think they're going to hurt my feelings because they blocked me on Twitter."
1Wrestling.com’s Bill Apter is reporting that Simon Inoki, official for Antonio Inoki’s IGF wrestling and MMA promotion. Inoki was in Orlando at the Impact tapings last week and discussed the possibilities of a talent exchanges between TNA and IGF. Knux recently participated in the last two IGF events and additional TNA talent is expected to be appearing on upcoming events.
The IGF has focused lately on Mixed Martial Arts and their pro wrestling events have taken a step back. Inoki traditionally focused on bringing in Japanese independent talent with a heavy focus on American talent to headline the cards. It should be very interesting who what Japanese talent would actually be called up to represent the IGF at any future TNA events.
IMPACT WRESTLING MOVING TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 9/8C ON DESTINATION AMERICA BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
Destination America’s IMPACT WRESTLING, will make a permanent move to Wednesday nights at 9/8c beginning Wednesday, June 3rd. The mid-week knockout premiere will kick off with stellar matches showcasing America’s favorite wrestlers.
The tag teams will head to epic battles with The Wolves and the Dirty Heels competing in match three of the Best of 5 Series on their quest to capture the vacated TNA Tag Team Title, and The Rising and the BDC are at war battling it out in a six-man tag team matchup. TNA World Champion Kurt Angle will compete in the main event and the Knockouts will be in action featuring the Dollhouse and Brooke.
Tonight, IMPACT WRESTLING continues its premieres with Hardcore War at 9/8c on Destination America.
While Kurt Angle defeated Eric Young to retain the TNA World Title last week, the feud continues as Young and Angle form teams to compete in a 10-man tag match where each participant can bring a weapon of choice to the ring. Austin Aries and Bobby Roode, the Dirty Heels, will face The Wolves, and a returning Eddie Edwards, in the first of a Best of 5 Series for the TNA Tag Team Titles. The Dollhouse, Marti Bell and Jade, take on Brooke and Rebel in tag team Knockouts action. Ethan Carter III also continues his “EC3 for Champ” campaign and the BroMans return to find out what the future has in store for Jessie, Robbie E and DJ Z.
IMPACT WRESTLING premieres Hardcore War tonight at 9/8c with the permanent switch to Wednesday nights starting June 3rd only on Destination America!
Press release: More names for GFW roster Posted by Aaron Rift on 05/06/2015 at 02:09 PM
For Immediate Release May 6, 2015
Talent Announced for Global Force Wrestling at Orleans Arena
Chael Sonnen named GFW Analyst; Roster includes international talents, former professional football players and more
Las Vegas – Global Force Wrestling revealed some of its talent roster in a press conference today at the Orleans Arena. The roster includes talented international athletes, former NFL players, mixed martial artists and more.
“We have slowly but steadily been building toward this day,” said Jeff Jarrett, GFW founder and CEO. “The feedback I have received in my international travels has been off the charts. Fans are ready for the reveal of the entire GFW roster and they’re eager for their voices to be heard!”
Staying true to the GFW mission statement, the roster offers “elite professional athletes from five different continents,” as well as “real stories, real people and real meaning.” Fans will be able to see stars like the “Bullet Club” tag team of “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows; the “Killer Elite Squad,” a tag team composed of Lance Hoyt and Davey Boy Smith Jr., who have made a name for themselves in Japan as well as stints throughout the world. Also joining GFW are Chris “The Adonis” Mordetsky, South African sensation PJ Black, former NFL offensive lineman Quinn “Moose” Ojinnaka, and women’s stars Lei’D Tapa and Thea Trinidad, with more names to come. GFW has alliances with 13 promotions on five continents, including New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Mexico’s AAA and more top independent organizations in Europe, Australia and Africa.
Also at the press conference, outspoken MMA star and ESPN broadcaster Chael Sonnen announced his role as an expert analyst for Global Force Wrestling.
“As an expert analyst, Chael Sonnen is something we’ve talked about for a long time,” said Jarrett. “He’s not one to shy from speaking his mind, and we’re all eager to see what he has to say about the GFW athletes.”
The GFW Las Vegas TV tapings will take place on Friday, July 24; Friday, August 21; and Friday, October 23. Tickets for all three events will go on sale on Friday, May 15 at noon, with an exclusive pre-sale beginning on Monday, May 11 at noon. Tickets are available starting at $30 and can be purchased online at www.orleansarena.com, by phone at 702-284-7777 or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices. VIP tickets will include a Meet & Greet with GFW talent. Join the conversation online with the hashtag #GFWVegas.
About Orleans Arena The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. Orleans Arena hosts more than 200 events each year, including nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena). Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Orleans Arena press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.
About Global Force Wrestling Global Force Wrestling is a privately owned professional wrestling and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2014, Global Force Wrestling is changing the wrestling and entertainment industry with an innovative and groundbreaking approach to fan interactivity, storytelling and overall entertainment to engage audiences across television, digital and social media platforms. ###
Regarding Sami Zayn's shoulder injury suffered on last night's RAW in Montreal, the injury apparently came before the match with WWE United States Champion John Cena even began. As Zayn was making his entrance, he was raising his arms to get the crowd hype and it looked like something happened to the shoulder then.
Zayn started showing signs of an injury then but worked the match anyway. As seen during the match, the referee threw up a "X" symbol and a WWE trainer checked on Zayn before he was allowed to finish. Sami did appear on the stage for the post-RAW Pat Patterson Appreciation Night segment but his shoulder was bandaged up.
As noted, Zayn will be having a MRI today to find out how bad the injury is. It should be noted that Zayn was away from the NXT ring with an injury until April 2nd with a shoulder injury.
Last night's match is being called Zayn's official RAW debut but we don't know yet if this means he is on the main roster for good. Zayn is scheduled for more upcoming WWE TV tapings but that could obviously change with the MRI results.
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