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More News from the exciting world of the trainwreck that is TNA!



On October 30 The Chicago Tribune online posted a story about former women’s champion Tara/Victoria/Lisa Marie Varon and her restaurant. Apparently it is going to be the subject of a reality television show produced by a company that currently does a show about a pawn shop, and that pawn show is produced by one Eric Bischoff.


Well, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it will be a hell of a lot less annoying than that stupid WWE Divas show. But if they can combine the two shows and have Eric Bischoff pawning off his wrestling memorabilia which T/V/LMV then buys to decorate the restaurant, and then Bischoff goes all OJ Simspon and tries to steal it back… ratings gold, my friends; ratings gold.



According to the Lucky 13 promotions website Roxxi/Nikki Roxx will be retiring from wrestling at their December show. Shame that another talented female wrestler is leaving the squared circle, leaving us fans with the Bellas, the Funkadactyls, and Layla. Goody. (Of course, some writers here at Pulse have probably just required a change of undies at my even mentioning those names, but to each his or her own.)



TNA’s roster page is now lacking one Hulk Hogan and one AJ Styles. One is gone because of contract issues, one because of kayfabe reasons. I will leave it as an exercise for the readers to decide which is which.



Further, AJ Styles will be defending the TNA title he doesn’t have against Judas Mesias at a AAA event, according to PWInsider .


Funny, that news actually doesn’t fill me with much of anything. First, I find Mesias mediocre at best, and second, this makes no sense with whatever the hell storyline they are trying to go with here! By even calling it the TNA title he’s defending makes it seem legitimate, which it shouldn’t seem, because AJ’s apparently not with the company any longer! If anything, he should be saying he’s defending something else. What, I don’t know, but TNA have to give permission for their name to be used – and everyone knows that – so they should put a halt to it, but they’re not, because this story has become stupid.



And speaking of stupid, Rampage Jackson has thrown away potentially billions of dollars by ignoring Bully Ray’s offer of a fight to instead take on some scrub named Joey Beltran. A 14-9 record? Bet his calves don’t look like Bully’s either. Anyway, that’s the message from the Bellator website so you know it’s probably a swerve anyway.



A few places are reporting the crowd size for the Salt Lake City Impact tapings as either 1200, 1500 (this seems to be the most common view) or 1700 people. Oh, uh, yeah, what? When Zero-1 in Adelaide, South Australia held their last show, they drew more than that! Yes, a local indy fed with ties to a Japanese fed drew a bigger crowd in a city that barely knows about them than an internationally syndicated wrestling show!


But that’s okay, because things are going well in Dixieland.



Wrestling Inc also read the Observer so I don’t have to and came up with the buys for Bound For Glory. 3000 fans in attendance for 2622 paid. Oh, but it gets better, because the PPV did 17,000 buys. Hell, even JCP’s Starrcade 1987, which Vince tried to kill with the first Survivor Series and his threats of withholding Wrestlemania from anyone who broadcast Starrcade, did 20,000, and that was back in 1987 when the technology was in its infancy, but JCP still pulled a live gate around the 8000 mark.


But everything’s still rosy in TNA!



AND finally, according the Wrestlezone (who I think stole it from The Wrestling Observer, but I still ain’t paying money to get wrestling gossip), now that Eric Bischoff is pawning shit and working from home (and I quote):


“…the bulk of TNA’s writing will be handled by Matt Conway and Dave Lagana. John Gaburick and Jeff Jarrett will reportedly be handling the overall creative direction of TNA’s product, with Jarrett having a lot more input as of late.”


Yay! More Jarrett! Just like the heady days of Jarrett headlining every single TNA thing with his boring offense, boring character and his stupid fucking guitar! Back to the future, TNA!



Abuse may be left for me at the bottom of the screen. If anyone wants me, I’m on the other side of the world.


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Major Announcement From DGUSA and EVOLVE Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:02:12 +0000 The two colossal companies have joined forces, unifying as of this weekend. The official press release offers up the following details:

“Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE have unified. We have some of the details and ramifications in this press release.

The Black Friday Specials are in full effect for DGUSA and EVOLVE right now in the Store or by calling 267-519-9744. All in stock DGUSA DVDs are 50% off and only $10 including several 2011 titles. All Dragon Gate Infinity DVDs are 50% off and only $25. All EVOLVE DVDs are 33% off and just $10 including the new EVOLVE 8 (Style Battle tournament) and EVOLVE 9 (Dave Finlay vs. Sami Callihan) DVDs. Everything in the Gear section of the store is 25% off with the “DGUSA” code (put it in at check out and you’ll get 25% refunded shortly after you order). In addition, all DGUSA and EVOLVE iPPVs at are 33% off and only $9.95 per title. Act now, because the Black Friday Specials END THIS MONDAY in the Store or by calling 267-519-9744.

Here’s some of the details of the DGUSA/EVOLVE union:

  • DGUSA and EVOLVE now exist in the same universe. This means that they will share the same roster and stables.
  • Live events and iPPVs will still be promoted under DGUSA and EVOLVE banners. EVOLVE events will be important single shots that bridge the gap between four or five major DGUSA weekends in 2012. The happenings and results of DGUSA and EVOLVE events will have an affect on each other.
  • The DGUSA Champion and DGUSA Tag Team Champions will be acknowledged as the top title holders in EVOLVE. There will be possible title defenses in EVOLVE depending on the champions’ availability. There is a possibility of an EVOLVE Title in 2012, which would also be defended in DGUSA.
  • EVOLVE will still be based on win/loss records and its leader board. You can follow these in the About EVOLVE section at However, there will be some changes made in the structure of these as well as the rules and regulations. We’ll have more info next week at EVOLVE will still maintain its unique identity and presentation.
  • DGUSA and EVOLVE DVDs and merchandise can now both be purchased together in the Store or by calling 267-519-9744.
  • will be your one stop for all your DGUSA and EVOLVE news and info. DGUSA and EVOLVE will share the Live Event, News & Articles, Roster, iPPV, Report Piracy and Contact sections of EVOLVE news will now appear here in News Alerts.
  • The Email News Express and Email Magazine will both be the places for exclusive news, deals, articles and interviews about both DGUSA and EVOLVE. All this will be delivered right to your inbox. We will protect your email and we won’t spam you.
  • There are now infinite possibilities with the DGUSA and EVOLVE union. We feel this will make the brands easier and more rewarding to follow. We’ll have much more next week at”


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Mick Foley To Appear On NBC Show Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:05:40 +0000 Mick Foley shared on Twitter that he recently filmed scenes for NBC’s “30 Rock”, and did so as Mankind. He also said he filmed his first kissing scene for the episode. No word yet on when it will air.

Fun fact: Foley has also appeared as Mankind on an episode of “Boy Meets World”.


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Alberto del Rio Reacts To Losing WWE Championship At Survivor Series [VIDEO] Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:30:20 +0000 has released a video of del Rio backstage after his loss to CM Punk. In it, he disses the Hispanic population, clearly conveys his rage about losing and vows to get it back.

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Former Tough Enough Contestant Discusses The Show, Her Future With WWE Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:00:45 +0000 Rima Fakih from Tough Enough’s recent season sat down with Running the Ropes radio to talk about what it was like to compete on the show, and what she hopes is in store for the future.

On competing on Tough Enough as Miss USA:
“One of the things I like to do is break stereotypes and let people know that you can be beautiful and tough at the same time. It was a great adventure. I have to say that coming to the Tough Enough was not only a highlight of my reign but my Journey as Rima Fakih.”

On entering the Tough Enough house:
“When they find out you’re Miss USA, you’re going to be looked at as ‘What are you doing here? You’ll be like the piñata.’ I told them ‘Great! I love the challenge!’ … I just wanted to prove myself in the ring. Let my actions speak for me.”

On her future with WWE:
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The Rock Addresses MSG Crowd After WWE Survior Series [VIDEO] Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:28:20 +0000 After Survivor Series went off the air, The Rock took some time to talk to the fans, soaking up their chants of “You still got it!” and “Welcome back!”. The fans ate it up. They also began a very random “We want Ryder!” chant. He wraps it up thanking the fans and once again reliving his past and memories.

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TNA Wrestler Walking Away From Company Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:00:19 +0000 It is being reported by Dave Meltzer of F4W that Jesse Neal is leaving the company. He said, “Some things you just have to question but… then I again I don’t give a f—. It’s time for a new me and a change,” followed by, “If you want to book me I am free after this weekend, let me know. And trust me, you’ll get your moneysworth.”

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WWE Posts Numerous Videos About Mick Foley’s Return Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:15:41 +0000 Some may consider it an overload, while others may not be able to get enough of it. Regardless, WWE’s YouTube page posted a fair amount of Mick Foley videos. Some are from his return on Raw, while others just hype the man himself. Included is the entrance video, as well as an 8 minute video of his accomplishments, with fellow Superstars and other WWE personalities talking about the legend, simply titles, “Who Is Mick Foley?”

The latter is actually a very well-done video that is worth the time to watch. Definitely does him justice.

Anywho, enjoy!


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DGUSA Event Information And Discounts Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:00:44 +0000 DGUSA released the following information to us recently:

Dragon Gate USA returns to action this weekend in Boston, Philadelphia and New York City. These will be the last DGUSA events in the Northeast until after the winter so don’t miss out!!! Here are some coupons and complete lineups:

THIS IS A TICKET COUPON: Get $5 off any Golden Circle, ringside or stage ticket for the Dragon Gate USA events on November 11th in Revere, MA and November 12th in Philadelphia, PA. Simply print this out or show it on your mobile device to get the discount. One discount per person and this can’t be combined with other offers.

THIS IS A MERCH COUPON: Get $5 off any DGUSA shirt or a DGUSA DVD Deal (2 Pack or 3 Pack) at the Nov. 11th Revere, MA and Nov. 12th Philadelphia, PA live events. Simply print this out or show it on your mobile device to get the discount. One discount per item and this can’t be combined with other offers.

Dragon Gate USA returns to the Wonderland Ballroom in Revere, MA for “REVOLT!” on Friday, November 11th at 8pm EST. This event will be broadcast at on worldwide live iPPV. Go to for complete building and more show info. Here is the lineup:

-Tickets will be available at the door.
-No Rope, No DQ Match: YAMATO vs. BxB Hulk
-High-Flying FRAY!: Participants are Sabu, PAC, Ricochet, Rich Swann, AR Fox and Uhaa Nation
-Masato Yoshino vs. Akira Tozawa
-CIMA & Brodie Lee vs. Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano
-Jon Davis vs. Sami Callihan
-Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez vs. Scott Reed & Caleb Konley
-Bonus Card (7pm start, open to all ticket holders): Ryan Waters vs. Brandon Webb; Jason Blade vs. Matt Tavern; Lexus vs. Luscious Latasha
-Sabu will be available for autographs & pictures.

Dragon Gate USA returns to The Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, PA for “Bushido: Code Of The Warrior 2011″ on November 12th at 5:30pm EST. This event will be broadcast at on worldwide live iPPV. Go to for complete building and more show info. NOTE: This event will end in plenty of time to enjoy UFC that night. Here’s the lineup:

-Tickets will be available at the door.
-DGUSA Title Match: YAMATO defends vs. Chuck Taylor
-DGUSA Tag Team Title Match: CIMA & Ricochet defend vs. Sami Callihan & Arik Cannon
-BxB Hulk vs. Johnny Gargano
-Akira Tozawa vs. Rich Swann
-Masato Yoshino vs. AR Fox
-PAC vs. Brodie Lee
-South Philly Street Fight: Sabu vs. Pinkie Sanchez
-Bonus Match at 5:05pm for all ticket holders featuring Uhaa Nation. This match will be announced at after the Friday card.
-Sabu will be available for autographs & pictures.

Dragon Gate USA returns to BB King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square, Manhattan, NY for “Freedom Fight 2011″ on November 13th at 8pm EST. This event will be broadcast at on worldwide live iPPV. Go to for complete building and show info.

-Tickets will be available at the door:
-DGUSA Title Match (if YAMATO retains in Philly): YAMATO vs. Johnny Gargano
-Extreme Warfare: Sabu, AR Fox & Jon Davis vs. Sami Callihan, Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez
-PAC vs. Ricochet
-Masato Yoshino vs. CIMA
-Akira Tozawa & BxB Hulk vs. Chuck Taylor & Rich Swann
-Brodie Lee vs. BJ Whitmer
-Plus more with Uhaa Nation, The Scene and others.
-Bonus Card (7pm start, open to all ticket holders): NYWC Championship: Apollyon vs. Micheal Mansfield; NYWC Fusion Championship Match: Stockade vs. Tony Nese vs. MC Kenny Royal; Papadon vs. Alex Reynolds
-Sabu will be available for autographs & pictures.

Please join us in person or on live iPPV for these fresh, exciting events as DGUSA closes out its 2011. Thank you for your support!


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Breaking News: TNA Website Hacked Mon, 07 Nov 2011 01:48:13 +0000 Earlier today, TNA’s website ( was hacked. Still too early to note the official damage, but many are wondering what will happen with the online store. Here is what the site currently looks like:

[Hacked by:

Adel SBM and The DoN (The C0de TeaM)

Greets to: Bek4ever


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WWE’s Newest Network Show Concept Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:00:32 +0000 Again asking for input on the naming of another show, WWE has announced plans to add an interactive countdown show, where the fans can vote on such topics as “Greatest Superstar ever?” and “Best catchphrase?”. The choices for the show are:

WWE Your Call
WWE Countdown
WWE Settle the Score
WWE Hit List

You can vote for the names here, but WWE Countdown is winning by about twelve lightyears. The other choices have yet to break 2,000 votes, whereas Countdown has 19,000+.


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[VIDEO] Maryse Comments On WWE Departure Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:30:46 +0000 Maryse recently went out for a Halloween shindig (of course, with Miz in tow). In the video, she addresses her WWE release by loudly stating, “Vince McMahon, your loss!”

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[VIDEO] TNA Post-show Interview With Ronnie From Jersey Shore, Robbie E Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:10:57 +0000 Ronnie from Jersey Shore appeared on last night’s post-show with Eric Young. In the interview, he discussed the tag team match booked for the following week, where they would face Robbie E and Robbie T. EY also stated that they had a lot of work to do in order to get Ronnie ready for the ring.

The video begins with an impromptu interview with Robbie E to kick it off, where he reveals how he truly feels about Ronnie and Young. It also includes tons of Jeff Hardy goodness, for those yearning to know.

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WWE Diva Named On Maxim’s Hot 100 Fri, 04 Nov 2011 01:57:26 +0000 Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list recently came out, and sittin’ pretty at number 82 is none other than Kelly Kelly. Maxim had this to say about the former Divas champion:

“So nice they named her twice, this WWE Diva is the hottest blonde in the ring since Hulk Hogan.
Heat factor: See her fight dirty on Syfy’s WWE SmackDown.”

Not only that, but she also graces the December cover.

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WWE Superstar Suspended For Wellness Policy Violation Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:00:36 +0000 News broke today that Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne has been suspended for thirty days due to a Wellness Policy violation. The suspension is effective immediately. Bourne tweeted about an hour ago:

“Love you guys! I’ll be back in a flash. AirBoom will not be derailed!”

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[VIDEO] The Rock’s Answer To Teaming With John Cena At Survivor Series Tue, 01 Nov 2011 16:28:21 +0000 The opening segment to Raw last night showed a pretaped video of The Rock. In it, he discusses the possibility of teaming with John Cena at Survivor Series. Initially, he shot down the notion with an emphatic “hell no”. But ultimately revealed that he would indeed team up with him, citing his hatred for The Miz and R-Truth as his reason.

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Kurt Angle Promotes Arizona Indy Promotion Tue, 01 Nov 2011 01:58:28 +0000 A week ago, former TNA Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle teamed up with Arizona’s Elite Xtreme Wrestling for Shape Up US, where he signed autographs and posed for pictures before EXW put on some exhibition matches. At the event, he recorded a video telling fans what they should be watching in AZ.

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[VIDEO] Former WWE Tag Team Calls Out Current WWE, TNA, and ROH Tag Team Champions Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:30:44 +0000 Covering all the bases, The Headbangers called out the tag team champions in not only WWE (AirBoom), but TNA (Mexican America) and ROH (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas) as well.

Bourne responded on his Twitter page stating, “Love that The Headbangers want to challenge Air Boom. Attitude Era vs. Altitude Era!”


Mexican America:

Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas:

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How Will CM Punk Celebrate His Birthday? Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:15:24 +0000 CM Punk turns 33 today! He revealed what his super special birthday plans will be on his Twitter account.

“Awesome bday wishes so far. Can’t name ya all, but thanks to everybody taking the time! On zero sleep, I fly home to Chicago. BIKES!!!!!!!!”

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Details Emerge About WWE’s Vengeance PPV Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:00:50 +0000 As revealed to, some details came out about Vengeance that those watching from home didn’t get to see. For example, the steel steps were moved accordingly before Show/Henry’s match, anticipating the destruction. Kevin Nash’s appearance was given away by the line of security that suddenly assembled, and the tower-like height of Nash was easily spotted. It also seems that boo’s were piped in for Beth Phoenix, Alberto del Rio, and Christian.

Finally, the more upsetting bit of information consisted of a drunken fan screaming and insulting a group of children sporting Cena gear, purportedly swearing at them as well. The incident got so out of hand, the parents and patrons had to contact security to have the man removed. Very classy.topstory120x120-|topstory120x120 topstory500x250-×281.jpg|topstory500x250

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Targeted Launch For WWE Network Revealed Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:00:52 +0000 It seems that WWE is shooting for an April launch for their new network, specifically around the time of Wrestlemania 28. However, WWE has still not confirmed a specific date. They’ve simply stated that 2012 is when to expect it.topstory120x120-|topstory120x120

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Another Reality Star Joins TNA Impact Wrestling Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:58:24 +0000 It was announced that another Jersey Shore member will be joining TNA. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will make his wrestling debut on the November 3rd edition.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Shows Promise Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:00:42 +0000 Although this week’s edition of Raw drew a 3.1 rating (whereas last week’s was 3.2), the viewership actually grew throughout the show. The first hour had 4.3 million viewers, the second had 4.6 million.

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Edge’s Next WWE Appearance Revealed Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:20:04 +0000 In another appearance for WWE, Edge will promote the new WWE 12 video game. He will be attending Paris Games Week in–you guessed it!–Paris, France. The event is set to take place on October 22nd.

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TNA Snags Former WWE Writer Sat, 15 Oct 2011 18:58:12 +0000 David Lagana has shared his wisdom with WWE, and most recently ROH, but now sets his sights for a new adventure. Lagana announced on his popular website that he would be joining TNA to become the Director of Creative Writing. There, he tells us, he will “focus solely on the development of new wrestling shows beyond the Impact Wrestling show.”

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