RIC FLAIR RETURNING TO THE RING?

Ric Flair: Will we see him go toe to toe with Angle or renew his rivalry with Sting?

Ric Flair: Will we see him go toe to toe with Angle or renew his rivalry with Sting?

The Albany Herald in Albany, GA has an article up on Ric Flair, which you can read at http://www.albanyherald.com/sports/.

Flair commented on his return to TNA, stating the following… “I don’t know for sure, but it will be either Sting or Kurt Angle. It just depends on whoever wins between them on Aug. 6. You got the scoop right there, brother.”

Ric Flair’s lawyer has confirmed that Flair’s online store has been up and running for a while. She also stated that Ric Flair is off of TNA TV due to a rotator cuff injury.

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PROBLEMS BETWEEN RIC FLAIR AND TNA?

Ric Flair: At odds with TNA Management?

Ric Flair: At odds with TNA Management?

According to the Wrestling Observer, things between TNA and Ric Flair don’t appear to be good right now following an incident at the 7/1 TNA house show in Brooklyn, NY where Flair didn’t appear before the audience despite being advertised to do so.

Flair was not booked for the most recent set of iMPACT! Wrestling TV tapings in Orlando this week and was also left off tapings heading into the Destination X PPV as well. The story provided by some in TNA was that Flair wasn’t going to be booked for those TV tapings anyway since the build was for an all X Division PPV, yet the shows leading into the PPV still had major storylines developing.

Flair also wasn’t booked before the Brooklyn event for a while in what some viewed as a cost-cutting measure since he is one of the highest paid people on the roster currently. It should be noted that D’Lo Brown was the TNA agent at the Brooklyn house show and had words with Flair who didn’t want to go out in front of the people. Flair stated he wasn’t told he would be performing and that he agreed to do an autograph signing as a favor to Terry Taylor (the former VP of TNA talent relations, a title now held by former WWE employee Bruce Prichard). He ended up making an appearance in Asbury Park, New Jersey the following night in front of a much smaller crowd.

More as we get it.

HULK HOGAN BACKS OFF ON “IMPACT ON THE ROAD” TWITTER STATEMENT

The Hulkster: Spoke too soon on twitter?

The Hulkster: Spoke too soon on twitter?

During an appearance on Bubba the Love Sponge’s radio show earlier today, Hulk Hogan commented that he got in trouble for tweeting that Impact would be going on the road every other taping starting in August.

PWinsider is reporting that there is no deal in place for this to take place, although there have been discussions with Spike TV about the idea. At the time Hogan made the announcement, nothing had been agreed upon, even in principle, so a lot of people in the TNA office were tearing their hair out as word reached them of Hogan letting the cat out of the bag.

On Bubba’s show, Hogan instead claimed an announcement would be made next week and they would be testing out the proposed schedule. Read more of this post

New Immortal DVD in the Works

TNA Immortal Forever? DVD

TNA Immortal Forever? DVD

TNA Wrestling have confirmed the upcoming release of TNA: Immortal Forever? on July 19th in the United States. No UK release date has been confirmed as yet but HMV do have the title listed with a release date of 22nd August.

This two disc release details the rise to power of the Immortal faction in TNA Wrestling. With exclusive interviews from the people involved, this DVD covers the entire story: from the debut of the immortal Hulk Hogan in TNA, to the backroom deals, tricks, internal struggles, and the legal battle that culminated in the banishment of President Dixie Carter from her own company and Hulk Hogan taking over TNA Wrestling. Learn the truth about Immortal and so much more.

Cast: Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, AJ Styles.

Ric Flair Facing Jail Time?

Ric Flair: Possibly facing Jail time.

Ric Flair: Possibly facing Jail time.

Just what is it with pro wrestlers and North Carolina courts these days? The following comes courtesy of PWInsider.com:

TNA star Ric Flair was found in civil contempt earlier today during a hearing regarding Flair not adhering to a mediated Settlement Agreement in the lawsuit brought against him by online retailer Highspots.com. An order for Flair’s arrest was then issued in the County of Mecklenburg in North Carolina. Read more of this post

Aftermath of iMPACT: “THE NETWORK’S REVENGE” – 17/05/2011

TNA iMPACT!: “THE NETWORK IS COMING”

IMPACT Wrestling: “THE NETWORK'S REVENGE”

IMPACT Wrestling – “THE NETWORK’S REVENGE
Tuesday 17th May 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON IMPACT!:
Mr. Anderson wins 25 Man Battle Royal for Number 1 Contendership
Crimson d. Abyss & Samoa Joe
 Chyna returns to Pro Wrestling as Kurt Angle’s hired “Mistress”
Mick Foley is revealed as the Network’s Representative
 Sangriento d. Suicide
 “Wildcat” Chris Harris is revealed as Matt Hardy’s Mystery Tag-Partner
 AJ Styles confronts Tommy Dreamer regarding his actions 
 Ric Flair returns…but he is NOT the Network Rep
 Mickie James & Miss Tessmacher d. Madison Rayne & Tara

The IMPACT Wrestling era began with a bang and one of the best episodes in a long time. Mick Foley’s reveal as the Network Representative was well built and made a ton of sense. Mick has a rocky history (both on and off screen) with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan, is good personal friends with Sting and Kurt Angle and is a great talker. This is the perfect role for Mick.

I enjoyed the interchange between Mick and Hulk and i loved the digs at WWE with “wrestling matters”, but if i’m allowed to nitpick i thought the change to IMPACT Wrestling wasn’t very clear for the casual viewers for whom it would have come across as a random announcement that really didn’t mean anything at the end of the day. TNA will have to do a better job explaining this change to their entire audience in the weeks to come. Read more of this post

**SPOILERS** TNA Monday TV Taping Results (16/05/2011)

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

TNA kicked off this weeks set of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion tapings yesterday at the Impact Wrestling Zone, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. This is for the post-Sacrifice episode and is set to air in the UK next Tuesday on May 24th at 10pm on Challenge TV. WARNING THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS for upcoming episodes of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion – DO NOT READ on if you wish to avoid spoilers. Otherwise, click the “read more of this post” option at the end of this paragraph. Read more of this post

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