IMPACT Star to WWE? – Former IMPACT Knockout Champion, Madison Rayne, is apparently on the verge of joining the WWE. She was at the Performance Center this week, and there’s been interest in her since she left the company early this past summer. We noted that it was a decision to liven up the crew backstage, as to why Rayne was no longer leading the Knockouts Division.
Pro Wrestling Tees – The folks at Pro Wrestling Tees are opening up their first ever store in Chicago at 2348 Damen Avenue. It officially opens today, and will feature DJ Z from IMPACT spinning tracks and presumably signing autographs. The store is offering 25% everything in the store. Toorrow will see Brian Cage, Jeff Cobb, Michael Elgin, ACH and Sami Callihan signing at the store. On Monday, it’ll be The Bullet Club, (The Bucks, Cody Rhdoes, Marty Scurll, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page). DJ Z will also be spinning tracks on those dates as well.
Convention News – WrestleCon in April is changing some things around. Combat Zone Wrestling will no longer be doing their annual Best of the Best Junior Heavyweight Tournament and will instead do something else. The live events on the 7th are going to be scheduled in a way so that fans can still attend the NXT event that night. House of Hardcore will be their show an hour after the NXT event ends. They’ve opted not to directly compete with anything WWE related, which is why the WrestleCon supershow is now on Thursday.
The schedule is as follows;
Thursday 4/5 6 PM to 8:30 PM– Wildkat Entertainment
Thursday 4/5 9:30 PM – WrestleCon Supershow
Friday 4/6 12 Noon to 2:30 PM – The Crash (Mexico)
Friday 4 PM to 6:30 PM – Revolution Pro (UK)
Friday 9 PM – Impact Wrestling
Saturday 4/7 11 AM to 2 PM – Pro Wrestling Revolver “Pancakes and Piledrivers”
Saturday 4 PM til 6:30 PM – Combat Zone Wrestling
Speaking of conventions, WrestleCade has announced their main event this year which will feature Ryback vs. Jeff Jarrett. Those confirmed for the event are;
– Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Jerry Lawler, Mick Foley, JJ Dillion, NIkita Koloff, Lex Luger, Mil Mascaras, Dean Malenko, Rocky Johnson, Jake Roberts, The One Man Gang, Brutus Beefcake, Ronnie Garvin, Barry Windham, Sabu, Jimmy Hart, Rikishi, Butch Reed, Ron Simmons, Terry Taylor, Fred “Shockmaster” Ottman, The Barbarian, Demolition, Ken Shamrock, Dan Severn, George South, Bugsy McGraw, Tommy Rich, PN News, Jimmy Valiant, Lady Blossom, Teddy Long, Bruce Prichard, Madusa, Gillberg, Marty Jannetty, Al Snow and The Honky Tonk Man
IMPACT Wrestling Stars
– Taya, John Hennigan, Laurel Van Ness, GFW champ Eli Drake, Crimson, Jax Dane, Allie,
– Matt Striker, Rey Fenix, Penta 0M, Ivellise,
Grandmaster Sexay, Angelina Love, Crazzy Steve, Rachel Ellering, Renee Michelle, Madison Rayne, Super Crazy, D’Lo Brown, Baby Doll, CW Anderson, Kid Kash, Swoggle, Jack Swagger, Kevin Thorne, Juventud Guerrera, PJ Black, Jillian Hall, The Boogeyman, Joey Matthews, Shane Helms, Carlito,
WWE Hall of Famer Rips WWE – Sometimes I wonder what Billy Graham is going on about. Shane McMahon’s leap off the top of the cage ended as well as possible, as he was left uninjured. However the WWE said he was hurt in the storyline. This incensed Graham who insulted Shane pretty harshly, saying;
Shane “Idiot” McMahon
As always, the WWE will first lie to us, then when they get caught they tell the fans the truth. I consider Shane McMahon to be nothing more than a rich man’s foolish son. In a deliberate attempt to deceive us, the WWE released a statement that daddy’s little son was just fine after this leap below and now they have told us that he really is hurt. Disgusting and I have no sympathy for this spoiled brat and maybe he wont try to defy gravity ever again for a worthless, meaningless, and dumb as Hell cheap pop.
Superstar Billy Graham
Quick Hits – The Young Bucks took digs at WWE during last night’s ROH show. Kevin Owens will headline against Jinder Mahal in India. IMPACT Wrestling ratings up from 251,000 last week to 279,000 this week. Alberto El Patron will return at Bound For Glory