Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Dr Death Steve Williams Passes Away

Rumours are floating abour the web that wrestling legend Dr Death Steve Williams has passed away, more on this as I get it.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Dixie & Hulk talk about TNA debut!

Hulk Hogan’s first appearance inside the six-sided ring of TNA Wrestling will follow weeks of speculation after Hogan and TNA President, Dixie Carter announced their partnership on October 27 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hogan has hinted in various media interviews that he’ll have multiple surprises in store for TNA Wrestling fans.

“I knew when I signed with TNA, that it would be important to make a statement with the first episode. Going head-to-head with the WWE on January 4th, makes the statement loud and clear: Game on!” Hogan said.

“TNA is kicking off 2010 in the biggest way possible with the biggest name in the history of our sport. Hulk Hogan is a pop culture icon, and his arrival will change not only TNA, but the entire professional wrestling landscape. We’re firing that first shot,” Carter said.

Joining Hogan for the three-hour live “iMPACT!” will be TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, “The Boss” Bobby Lashley, “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan and many more.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

TNA Final Resolution Review

Check out to see my review of the TNA Final Resolution show.


Will Bret Host the January Raw?

Bret Hart is being rumoured to host the Raw show that runs against TNA's Live 3 hour Impact featuring Hulk Hogan, The Hitman is said to have signed a deal where he may even wrestle one more time , if so it could be against Vince McMahon and finish the whole Montreal Screwjob storyline once and for all.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

TNA News and Rumours

As Tommy Dreamer leaves WWE, I wonder iof he may show up in TNA?

With Nash winning a Tag Title shot will we see Hall or X Pac show up in January to team with him and re-form the NWO?

I hear Lacey Von Erich is not having a good time in TNA, many backstage are unhappy with her.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Hogan's PPV Debut

So it's now official The Hulkster will appear live on TNA PPV in January, in what capacity remains to be seen, but considering I hear that Eric Bischoff has been backstage at events and been talking to Vince Russo re: storylines I'd say he will enter the promotion on top and either vie for the heavyweight title or battle Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Flair to cut a deal with TNA!

Ric Flair is said to be on the brink of signing a deal with TNA, of course if he does he will most probably come in with Hulk Hogan in January 2010. Flair is reported to have asked for a contract with parent company Panda Energy. That would mean that even if TNA folded he would be under contract with Panda and be paid anyway. Much like many former WCW stars were when it folded, as they had contracts with Warner TV.

Christy Hemme Retires

TNA Knockout Christy Hemme has decided to retire from the ring, her neck has been surgically repaired and yet she still feels anxious that she may hurt it again.
TNA are reported to have said that she will remain with the company and be in some way a part of programming.

TNA Final Resolution card for this sunday

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match
Daniels vs. AJ Styles

TNA World Tag Team Title Match
Motor City Machineguns vs. The British Invasion

TNA Knockouts Title Match
Tara vs. ODB

Three Degrees of Pain Matches
Desmond Wolfe vs. Kurt Angle

Last Man Standing Match
Scott Steiner vs. Bobby Lashley

Challenge Match
Mick Foley & Abyss vs. Raven & Dr. Stevie

Eight-Man Elimination Match
D'Angelo Dinero, Matt Morgan, Suicide and Hernandez vs. Team 3D, Rhino and Jesse Neal

Feast or Fired Match
Samoa Joe, Robert Roode, James Storm, Kevin Nash, Eric Young and Sheik Bashir vs. Kiyoshi, Homicide, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed and Cody Deaner

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Wow an Irish WWE champion, I'm amazed but not surprised, it's about time a new guy broke through and I also know that power player Triple H has a fondness for Seamus, so a push was inevitable. The big thing now will be too see how long he holds the belt for. As we know from CM Punk and Edge's reigns recently, the strap can be removed from your waist very easilly these days.

Drew McIntyre's win is also a surprise, but he may actually grow into his role as mid-card champion and hard worker, where as Seamus will have to be on his game all of the time or lose out on his spot.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Hulk Predicts huge ratings for his TNA debut

Hulk Hogan has stated that he foresees the upcoming TNA Impact! special (where Hogan makes his debut) this January (where the show will go head to head with WWE Raw) will pull in three times its usual number of viewers, he is predicting a 3.0 rating and that would indeed be superb for TNA, but will it stay that way or will it drop after the initial excitement leaves the shows fans?

Of course we also don;t know what Vince McMahon and co have up their sleeves do we?


WWE Belfast November 2009 more pics

Here are some more pics from the Nov 2009 WWE tour at Belfast's Odyssey Arena, enjoy,


WWE Belfast November 2009 Pics

here are some pics from the latest WWE show to hit Belfast.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

WWE news

I hear that Charlie Haas was trrying to get out of his WWE contract and was working on a release, he had seemingly secured a spot in TNA thanks to Kurt Angle, however the WWE have decided to give Haas a raise and ensure he remains with them for a while longer.

The Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival | Culture Northern Ireland

The Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival | Culture Northern Ireland

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Jesse Ventura makes coments on the WWE/MacMahon

A body blow from Jesse Ventura,

By Phil Allely

Former WWE grappler, colour commentator and recent Raw guest host Jesse 'The Body' Ventura has been one of the most outspoken of Vince McMahon's former employees over the years and has spent most of that time lobbying for a wrestlers union to be installed, to ensure the in-ring performers receive all of the things normal working people receive as employees of a large company.

Ventura famously went on to become a successful US Govenor after his WWE days and even succeeded in suing his former boss over unpaid royalties, owed for video releases he featured on.

After his recent stint on Raw many thought Ventura and McMahon had buried the hatchet, however during a recent interview with the Baltimore Sun (in relation to a new conspiracy theory project) the flamboyant and charismatic Ventura did make a few reference to his recent WWE experience, future wrestling appearances and his feelings towards how current superstars are treated by their employer.

Here are a few extracts from the interview.(check out for the full interview)

A few wrestling questions for you. I know you’ve spoken out in the past about the issue of wrestlers being labeled as independent contractors. Can you explain your take on the subject?

It’s a violation of law. How can [Vince] McMahon get away with calling wrestlers independent contractors when they can only work for him, he has them under an exclusive contract, he tells them when they’ll wrestle, where they’ll wrestle and whether they’ll win or lose. That’s not employment? The government don’t care because they get their money either way, whether the wrestler’s paying it or whether Vince has to pay into Social Security. They probably just figure, “Oh well, it’s just wrestling. Who gives a damn?”

What was it like hosting Raw last week?

It was phenomenal. It was fun, and as much as I speak against Vince for some of his business practices, I will say this: He treated me with tremendous respect. I had a great time and it was almost like getting in a time capsule. I was able to become who I was 20 years ago and have fun doing it.

As you said, you have been an outspoken critic of McMahon’s. I can’t imagine the two of you in a room together, much less working together. Was there any tension at all?
Not a bit. When it comes time to perform, we’re both performers. It’s much like professional athletes say: In the summer it’s a baseball game; in the winter it’s business. It’s the same thing. When we’re performing, it’s performing. Now when we’re negotiating, that’s business. But when we get on the camera, business is left aside. It’s called being professional.

Was there anyone at Raw who really impressed you?

I love Randy Orton. I think he’s a hell of a performer. He’s a terrific professional and I enjoyed working with him. If you want to use the old term, he’s a chip off the old block from his dad and his grandfather

Do you think you’ll have any future dealings with WWE, maybe even coming back on a semi-regular basis?

I don’t think so at all, because I live in Mexico half the year, and in fact I’d be there right now if it wasn’t for the debut and the publicity of this show. I will leave here next week. I live 800 miles into Mexico, where I surf, I live where there’s no electricity and I won’t be back until May or June. I’ve done that for five years now.

Phil Allely

Monday Nights Wars Part 2!

as I previously noted Hulk Hogan is set to make his first appearance (proper) for TNA on January 4th, this will be a Monday night and the special Impact! broadcast will run head to head with WWE's flagship show Raw. Could this be the start of a whole new Monday Night War between the WWE and TNA (much like the infamous WWE-WCW one) or will it be a one-off, only time will tell, but they are hyping this Impact! special as something worth watching and I for one won't be missing it.


Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hogan news

Rumour has it that the Hulkster has plans to change the six-sided TNA ring, considering that is one of TNA's best and most recognisable trademarks I hope this is untrue.

Hogan's debut is now likely to be at the January 4th Impact! tapings.


Umaga dead aged 36!

My thoughts and wishes go out to the family of former WWE star Umaga, he passed away after a heart attack and will be missed in and out fo the ring. He is of course form the same extended family as The Rock and the late Yokozuna. Umaga had left the WWE, but many thought he may re-surface soon. He was only 36 and still I am sure had a decent career ahead of him.

Friday, 4 December 2009

TNA news

For anyone interested the full Dixie carter sit down interview (where she answers fans questiosn) is now up on the TNA website.

I will comment on it once I see it on Impact!

also Mick Foley is being hyped up to be writing a weekly blog for the same site, it will be starting today. As with the previous item I will comment once I see/read it.


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Dixie to answer fan questioons

I must admit I'm looking forward to hearing what Dixie Carter has to say aout TNA, Hulk Hogan and her future plans for the company. Dixie is set to answer fans questions this week.

I'll watch the fallout and respond here afterwards.

Brian Pillmans Daughter Killed in Car Crash

News has reached me that the daughter of the late great Flyin' Brina Pillman was killed in a car crash this past week, my thoughts and wishes go out to her mother Melanie and the entire family.

Pillman was one of the sports greats and died far too young, he was 36 when he passed away and had a long history of throat surgeries, ankle injuries and relied heavilly on pain medication to continue grappling.


New WWE Comic to HIt US/Canadian bookshelves in 2010

by Phil Allely

Titan Publishing have just announced that they have signed a deal with the WWE to produce a comic based on the WWE roster (both old and new), the run will be for at least 20 issues and will begin nest March.

here (above) are a few sample covers to whet your appetite.